Back by popular demand we present the JPCM Top Five. This list reveals the five topics that featured most frequently as the subject of JPCM papers in the five April issues of this year.
Courtesy of a special issue on single dopants in semiconductors this topic is a new entry at number one. The introduction of dopants to host semiconductors is key to device fabrication and this issue provides an update on the latest research.
Perhaps more of interest to our readers in sunnier climes (it doesn’t always rain in the UK, honest), our special issue on the theory of solar energy materials illustrates the range of models available to simulate complex solar energy materials.
Still at number three is this most famous of 2d materials. Hot carriers in graphene were flavour of the month in JPCM and these also have implications for device applications.
These materials are used for a variety of applications including lasers, magnets and catalysts. Although not actually rare a few years ago worries about their availability are growing as demand increases.
A review in Science and Technology of Advanced Materials reveals that a staggering ~1000 different materials were investigated for superconducting properties during a four-year Japanese project. It is a credit to the authors that they provide details of the materials that didn’t work as well as the ones that did.
Images are taken from figures in the following JPCM papers (Copyright IOP Publishing 2015):
Image 1: B Voisin et al 2015 J. Phys.: Condens. Matter 27 154203
Image 2: Andreas Klein 2015 J. Phys.: Condens. Matter 27 134201
Image 3: Mariusz Krawiec 2015 J. Phys.: Condens. Matter 27 125003
Image 4: R T Khan et al 2015 J. Phys.: Condens. Matter 27 146001
Image 5: Yajiang Chen et al 2015 J. Phys.: Condens. Matter 27 125701
Categories: Journal of Physics: Condensed Matter