Happy Canada Day!

Today is Canada Day! To celebrate, I’ve put together a collection of some of the best research we’ve recently published from Canadian institutions, which I hope you will find interesting.  Of course, all scientific research is collaborative, so many of these papers are the result of international collaboration and are not solely produced by teams in Canada, but they certainly make a nice list.

I also talked to Professor Ed Grant of the University of British Columbia.  Professor Grant is a member of the Editorial Board of JPhysB, and he had this to say about Canada’s contribution to the field of atomic, molecular and optical physics:

“Over the last 50 years, Canadian scientists have led key advances in atomic, molecular and optical physics.  This is perhaps most prominently signified by the 1971 award of the Nobel Prize in Physics to Gerhard Herzberg for his work mainly at the National Research Council in Ottawa on the electronic structure and geometry of molecules.  Around this time Herzberg working NRC with Christian Jungen laid the foundation of molecular multichannel quantum defect theory (MQDT).  Soon thereafter at the University of British Columbia, Jungen and Anthony Merer established a framework within which to understand the rotational structure of molecules in electronic states strongly coupled to degenerate bending vibrations.  The Steacie Institute at NRC has seen many other AMO Physics firsts.  In 2001 NRC researchers, led by Paul Corkum, produced and measured the first attosecond pulses.  Ultrafast measurements there by Albert Stolow have clocked the breaking of chemical bonds.  David Villeneuve and coworkers have used attosecond recollisions to record tomograms of molecular orbitals.  Meanwhile, in work at Dalhousie, Axel Becke took key steps that established the utility of Density Functional Theory (DFT) for describing the structure of molecules.  Today, AMO Physics researchers across Canada conduct leading investigations focusing on quantum optics and quantum information, the physics of ultracold systems such as atomic and molecular Bose-Einstein condensates and Fermi gases, trapped ions, ultracold plasmas, as well as applications extending to molecular biophysics and quantum materials.”

JPhysA: Mathematical and Theoretical

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The spatial profile of an XUV beam, in the presence of spatial-chirp in the driving field, as a function of the CEP of the driving laser pulse, from Chunmei Zhang et al 2015 J. Phys. B: At. Mol. Opt. Phys. 48 061001 , Image Ⓒ IOP Publishing, All Rights Reserved.

JPhysB: Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics

JPCM: Condensed Matter

Photograph of the molecular junctions fabricated using a SIM-card pin-out (with a conventional SIM card shown for comparison) to simplify testing and integration into analog circuits, from Adam Johan Bergren et al 2016 J. Phys.: Condens. Matter 28 094011

Photograph of the molecular junctions fabricated using a SIM-card pin-out (with a conventional SIM card shown for comparison) to simplify testing and integration into analog circuits, from Adam Johan Bergren et al 2016 J. Phys.: Condens. Matter 28 094011, Image Ⓒ IOP Publishing, All Rights Reserved.

JPhysD: Applied Physics

JPhysG: Nuclear and Particle Physics


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Image 2: The spatial profile of an XUV beam, in the presence of spatial-chirp in the driving field, as a function of the CEP of the driving laser pulse, from Chunmei Zhang et al 2015 J. Phys. B: At. Mol. Opt. Phys. 48 061001 , Image Ⓒ IOP Publishing, Reproduced with permission. All rights reserved.

Image 3: Photograph of the molecular junctions fabricated using a SIM-card pin-out (with a conventional SIM card shown for comparison) to simplify testing and integration into analog circuits, from Adam Johan Bergren et al 2016 J. Phys.: Condens. Matter 28 094011, Image Ⓒ IOP Publishing, Reproduced with permission. All rights reserved.



Categories: Journal of Physics A: Mathematical and Theoretical, Journal of Physics B: Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics, Journal of Physics D: Applied Physics, Journal of Physics G: Nuclear and Particle Physics, Journal of Physics: Condensed Matter, JPhys+

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