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Zeitschrift für Physikalische Chemie

International journal of research in physical chemistry and chemical physics

Editor In Chief: Klaus Rademann
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  • Ideal forum for new ideas and particular needs
  • Well-balanced combination of subjects
  • Accurate quantitative descriptions of chemical processes
  • Modern developments of mechanisms and mathematical models
  • Combined chemical-material experience and physical measurement methodology
  • Broad range of contributions of mainly experimental character
  • Rigorous peer-review
  • Short review times

Zeitschrift für Physikalische Chemie (ZPC), founded in 1887, covers the main developments in physical chemistry with emphasis on experimental and theoretical research. It represents a combination of reaction kinetics and spectroscopy, quantum theory, surface research and electrochemistry, thermodynamics and structure analysis of matter in its various conditions. Short times for peer review and publication can be guaranteed for high quality submissions.


  • reaction kinetics
  • spectroscopy
  • surface research
  • electrochemistry
  • thermodynamics
  • structure analysis

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Original paper, review paper

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Wilhelm Ostwald, who established Physical Chemistry as a special discipline, founded the journal in 1887 together with Jacobus Henricus van’t Hoff. 1954 Zeitschrift für Physikalische Chemie was separated into an East German and a West German Edition. The two editions were reunited in 1991.

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Volume 234 (2020): Issue 5 (May 2020): Special Issue: DFG Priority Program SPP 1613 “Fuels Produced Regeneratively Through Light-Driven Water Splitting” / Guest Editors: Bernhard Kaiser and Wolfram Jaegermann