Themed collection The Spiers Memorial Award

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Spiers Memorial Lecture: Coordination networks that switch between nonporous and porous structures: an emerging class of soft porous crystals

This review of soft coordination networks that undergo guest-induced switching between nonporous and porous structures addresses switching mechanisms and their potential utility.

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Spiers Memorial Lecture: CO2 utilization: why, why now, and how?

This overview on carbon dioxide utilization (CDU) provides a framework for the opportunities, boundary conditions, potential pitfalls, and critical needs to advance technologies rapidly to deploy CDU as a mainstream climate-relevant solution.

Graphical abstract: Spiers Memorial Lecture: CO2 utilization: why, why now, and how?
From the themed collection: Carbon dioxide utilisation
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Spiers Memorial Lecture: Understanding reaction mechanisms in heterogeneously catalysed reactions

Heterogeneous catalysis lies at the heart of the chemical and fuel manufacturing industries and hence is a cornerstone of many economies.

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From the themed collection: Reaction mechanisms in catalysis
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Spiers Memorial Lecture: Introduction to ultrafast spectroscopy and imaging of photochemical reactions

A brief overview is presented on ultrafast spectroscopy and imaging of photochemical reactions by highlighting several experimental studies reported in the last five years.

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Nanographenes and graphene nanoribbons are unique connectors between the domains of 1D-conjugated polymers and 2D-graphenes. They can be synthesized with high precision in solution and on-surface, and serve as ideal objects for nanoscience.

Graphical abstract: Spiers Memorial Lecture Carbon nanostructures by macromolecular design – from branched polyphenylenes to nanographenes and graphene nanoribbons
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Introductory lecture: air quality in megacities

This introduction provides an overview of air quality in megacities, sources and atmospheric processing of emissions, impacts on health and climate, mitigation strategies, and challenges of COVID-19.

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From the themed collection: Air quality in megacities
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The state of the field: from inception to commercialization of metal–organic frameworks

We provide a brief overview of the state of the MOF field from their inception to their synthesis, potential applications, and finally, to their commercialization.

Graphical abstract: The state of the field: from inception to commercialization of metal–organic frameworks
From the themed collection: Cooperative phenomena in framework materials
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Introductory lecture: when the density of the noninteracting reference system is not the density of the physical system in density functional theory

We develop expressions for electron density defined through the linear response for general density functional approximations, demonstrating results for orbital functionals and for many-body perturbation theory, and explore the connections to developments in DFT.

Graphical abstract: Introductory lecture: when the density of the noninteracting reference system is not the density of the physical system in density functional theory
From the themed collection: New horizons in density functional theory
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Optical costs and benefits of disorder in biological photonic crystals

We consider fault tolerance with respect to structural colour and disorder in biological photonics. Several systems have been examined to support discussion and enable optical modelling for a description of the optical costs and benefits of structural disorder.

Graphical abstract: Optical costs and benefits of disorder in biological photonic crystals
From the themed collection: Biological and bio-inspired optics
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Introductory lecture: origins and applications of efficient visible photoluminescence from silicon-based nanostructures

This review highlights many spectroscopy-based studies and selected phenomenological studies of silicon-based nanostructures that provide insight into their likely PL mechanisms, and also covers six application areas.

Graphical abstract: Introductory lecture: origins and applications of efficient visible photoluminescence from silicon-based nanostructures
From the themed collection: Luminescent silicon nanostructures
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Multivalent glycan arrays

In this introductory lecture we discuss the state-of-the-art glycan microarray technology, with emphasis on novel approaches to immobilize collections of glycans in a defined, multivalent manner.

Graphical abstract: Multivalent glycan arrays
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Systems chemical analytics: introduction to the challenges of chemical complexity analysis

We present concepts of complexity, and complex chemistry in systems subjected to biotic and abiotic transformations, and introduce analytical possibilities to disentangle chemical complexity into its elementary parts as a global integrated approach termed systems chemical analytics.

Graphical abstract: Systems chemical analytics: introduction to the challenges of chemical complexity analysis
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Concluding remarks for advances in ion spectroscopy Faraday Discussion

Because the Introductory Lecture of this Faraday Discussion emphasized the recent history and exciting developments in the fields of experimental methods and applications of gaseous ion spectroscopy, these Concluding Remarks are, by design, directed somewhat more toward the roles played by theory.

Graphical abstract: Concluding remarks for advances in ion spectroscopy Faraday Discussion
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Introductory lecture: advances in ion spectroscopy: from astrophysics to biology

This introduction provides a historical context for the development of ion spectroscopy over the past half century by following the evolution of experimental methods to the present state-of-the-art.

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A brief introduction into artificial photosynthesis technologies is presented.

Graphical abstract: Spiers Memorial Lecture Artificial photosynthesis: An introduction
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In these introductory remarks we discuss the generation of nonequilibrium electrons in metals, their properties, and how they can be utilized in two emerging applications: for extending the capabilities of photodetection (left), and for photocatalysis (right), lowering the barriers of chemical reactions.

Graphical abstract: Spiers Memorial Lecture Introductory lecture: Hot-electron science and microscopic processes in plasmonics and catalysis
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This Spiers Memorial Lecture discusses quantum effects that can be calculated and observed in the chemical reactions of small molecules.

Graphical abstract: Spiers Memorial Lecture Introductory lecture: quantum dynamics of chemical reactions
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Nanoscale electrochemical kinetics & dynamics: the challenges and opportunities of single-entity measurements

The stochastic nature of very fast single-entity events challenges current electrochemical methods and modern electronics, as illustrated using recent experiments from the authors’ laboratory.

Graphical abstract: Nanoscale electrochemical kinetics & dynamics: the challenges and opportunities of single-entity measurements
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This review gives an overview of the impact of structure on the understanding of photoinduced processes in macromolecules, focusing on systems presented at this Faraday Discussion meeting.

Graphical abstract: Spiers Memorial Lecture Introductory lecture: the impact of structure on photoinduced processes in nucleic acids and proteins
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Introductory lecture: atmospheric chemistry in the Anthropocene

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Chemical physics of electroactive materials – the oft-overlooked faces of electrochemistry

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Introductory lecture: sunlight-driven water splitting and carbon dioxide reduction by heterogeneous semiconductor systems as key processes in artificial photosynthesis

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Introductory lecture: recent research progress on aggregation-induced emission

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Carbon Capture and Storage: introductory lecture

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Solid oxide electrolysis – a key enabling technology for sustainable energy scenarios

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From the themed collection: Nanoparticle Synthesis and Assembly
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Introductory lecture on corrosion chemistry: a focus on anodic hydrogen evolution on Al and Mg

From the themed collection: Corrosion Chemistry
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Crystal nucleation from solutions – transition states, rate determining steps and complexity

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Introductory lecture: nanoplasmonics

From the themed collection: Nanoplasmonics
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Introductory Lecture: The physical chemistry of functionalised biomedical nanoparticles

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Introductory lecture: Systems materials engineering approach for solar-to-chemical conversion

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From the themed collection: Organic Photonics and Electronics
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Electron transport in all-carbon molecular electronic devices

From the themed collection: Carbon in Electrochemistry
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From the themed collection: New Advances in Carbon Nanomaterials
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Introductory Lecture: Mechanochemistry, a versatile synthesis strategy for new materials

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Importance of many-body orientational correlations in the physical description of liquids

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Introductory lecture: Atmospheric organic aerosols: insights from the combination of measurements and chemical transport models

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Introductory Lecture: Interpreting and predicting Hofmeister salt ion and solute effects on biopolymer and model processes using the solute partitioning model

From the themed collection: Ion Specific Hofmeister Effects
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Introductory Lecture: Basic quantities in model biomembranes

From the themed collection: Lipids & Membrane Biophysics
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Spiers Memorial Lecture: Effect of interaction specificity on the phase behaviour of patchy particles

From the themed collection: Crystallisation – A Biological Perspective
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Ionic Liquids: Past, present and future

From the themed collection: Ionic Liquids
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Ultrafast laser control of electron dynamics in atoms, molecules and solids

From the themed collection: Coherence and Control in Chemistry
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From the themed collection: Gold
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Frontiers in spectroscopy

From the themed collection: Frontiers in Spectroscopy
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The significance of trace constituents in the solar system

From the themed collection: Chemistry of the Planets
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From the themed collection: Frontiers in Physical Organic Chemistry
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Molecular collisions, from warm to ultracold

From the themed collection: Cold and Ultracold Molecules
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From the themed collection: Water - From Interfaces to the Bulk
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Introductory lecture: Nonadiabatic effects in chemical dynamics

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Spiers Memorial Lecture. Comparative studies of cluster dynamics in the gas and condensed phases

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Introductory Lecture. Excited states at surfaces: Fano profiles in STM spectroscopy of adsorbates

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Spiers Memorial Lecture. On the hypothesis of cathodic protection of genes

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Introductory Lecture. Probing wavepacket dynamics with femtosecond energy- and angle-resolved photoelectron spectroscopy

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Introductory Lecture: Oxide surfaces

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Spiers Memorial Lecture Stereochemistry and control in molecular reaction dynamics

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Spiers Memorial Lecture Quantum and semiclassical theory of chemical reaction rates

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Introductory Lecture Frontiers of astrochemistry

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Introductory Lecture Computer modelling as a technique in solid state chemistry

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Spiers Memorial Lecture On Dynamics From isolated molecules to biomolecules

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Introductory Lecture Acoustic interactions from Faraday's crispations to MEMS

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About this collection

The Spiers Memorial Award was first presented in 1929 and ran until 2020. It was awarded to an individual who made an outstanding contribution to the field of a Faraday Discussion. Each Spiers Memorial award winner acted as the introductory lecturer to a Faraday Discussion, and up to 2 awards could be awarded per calendar year.

In 2020, as part of a series of changes introduced following an independent review of the Royal Society of Chemistry’s recognition programmes, this award evolved to the Spiers Memorial Lecture, to be given by the introductory lecturer at each Faraday Discussion meeting. This collection is a home for the previous Introductory and Spiers Memorial Lectures, and will be added to in the future as more Spiers Memorial Lectures are presented. We hope you enjoy this collection of work by some of the biggest names in physical chemistry

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