Quantum ESPRESSO is an integrated suite of open-source computer codes for quantum simulations of materials using state-of-the-art electronic-structure techniques, based on density-functional theory, density-functional perturbation theory, and many-body perturbation theory, within the plane-wave pseudopotential and projector-augmented-wave approaches. A recent JPCM paper… Read More ›
Journal of Physics: Condensed Matter
“Biophysics is a key player in guiding the transition to quantitative and predictive biology” – an Interview with Emerging Leader Ruggero Cortini
The JPhys series turned 50 this year, so we invited a selection of the best young researchers to contribute to our emerging leaders program. Read our interview with Ruggero Cortini here.
Could close proximity electrostatic effect in small clusters of emitters be used to design nanometric oscillators?
In today’s blog, we asked Professor Pavel Jelinek from Nanosurf Lab and Palacky University Olomouc to talk about the focus of his recent Topical Review published in Journal of Physics: Condensed Matter, which details the remarkable recent progress made in the… Read More ›
This week’s image comes from a recent paper by Rittweger et al., published in Journal of Physics: Condensed Matter, in which they investigate the electronic transport properties of face-centred cubic (fcc) bulk Pb in the presence of electron-phonon interaction. Using ab initio methods, Rittweger et… Read More ›
Chalmers et al. explain why watching ink (or paint) dry turns out to be rather interesting.
How can we investigate the small structures inside our cells using super-resolution microscopy?
Can the adsorption of transition metals functionalize the novel 2D material borophene for nanoelectronic applications? In a recent Journal of Physics: Condensed Matter paper, Alvarez-Quiceno et al. perform a systematic first-principles investigation aimed at answering this question. They discuss their findings… Read More ›
Tetragonally strained interstitial Fe-Co-B alloys: beyond large magnetocrystalline anisotropy
Söngen et al. discuss their recent Special Issue paper, in which they develop a new method for quantitative analysis of AFM data applicable to any mode.
It is a common observation that the resistance of a conducting film on a flexible substrate increases when subjected to strain, albeit with a few exceptions (such as a variant of conducting polymer PEDOT: PSS, where the reverse is observed)…. Read More ›
Could ultrashort circularly polarized light pulses be the key for next-generation spintronic devices?
Image of the Week: Band inversion due to anisotropic spin-orbit coupling results in a Lifshitz transition in disordered graphene
This week’s image is from a paper recently published in Journal of Physics: Condensed Matter: The influence of anisotropic Rashba spin–orbit coupling on current-induced spin polarization in graphene. This work by Mir Vahid Hosseini uses Green’s function method and linear response theory to… Read More ›
For the first time, a 7×7 intensity modulation of electronic band structure has been observed in the 7×7–reconstructed Si(111) surface. Sheverdyaeva et al. give an account of their research published in Journal of Physics: Condensed Matter.
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How to fabricate atomically-thin 2D ternary oxide crystals via bottom-up synthesis
Can we measure the magnetic signature of a state without altering that state?