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Collaborative research featured on journal covers

University of Minnesota Twin Cities graduate students and postdoctoral associates carried out collaborative research on fluid phase and adsorption equilibria that is highlighted on three ACS journal covers in early 2021.

Tao Yang, a graduate student from Xi’an Jiaotong University and visiting scholar at the University of Minnesota, probed the phase equilibria and structure of alternative refrigerant mixtures through experimental measurements and Monte Carlo simulations; the cover illustration depicts a representation of the ternary phase diagram superimposed on the liquid-phase structure. See Yang et al., Ind. Eng. Chem. Res. 2021, 60, 739–752:

Zhengyuan Shen, Qile Chen, and Shuyi Xie, graduate students advised by Lodge and Siepmann, investigated the effects of electrolytes on thermodynamics, structure, and liquid–liquid equilibria of oligo(ethylene oxide) and its blend with squalane in research supported by the University of Minnesota MRSEC; the cover illustration highlights the ion clustering found to be important for these systems. See Shen et al., Macromolecules 2021, 54, 1120–1136:

Collaborative work leading to the development of the Computation Ready Experimental Metal–Organic Framework (CoRE MOF) database by researchers from Pusan National University, University of Minnesota, Northwestern University, IMDEA Materials Institute Madrid, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Georgia Institute of Technology, University of Nottingham, and University College London  supported through the DOE Nanoporous Materials Genome Center is featured on the February 2021 cover of the Journal of Chemical & Engineering Data. The associated research article is Chung et al., J. Chem. Eng. Data 2019, 64, 5985–5998:

The artworks for these covers have been designed by Lisa Zeeb and her contributions are deeply appreciated by the authors of the research articles.