For some time, graphene has been touted as a wonder material. Unfortunately, having no bandgap means it isn’t the best candidate material for electronic applications. Comparatively, molybdenum disulphide, (MoS2) — part of the family of transition metal dichalcogenides — has a non-zero bandgap, making it a 2D material with potential application in future electronic devices.
Journal of Physics D: Applied Physics
Semiconductor quantum dots (QDs) exhibit unique properties, such as superior tuneability and sensitivity, due to their three-dimensional quantum confinement. These features make them particularly attractive for optoelectronic applications, such as lasers, solar cells and photodetectors.
As I mentioned in my post about ICM 2015 conference in Barcelona in July, heat assisted magnetic recording microwave (HAMR) — a type of energy-assisted magnetic recording — has been employed in terabit-level magnetic recording technologies. Another energy-assisted magnetic recording technique is microwave assisted magnetic recording (MAMR).
Congratulations to Professor Leanne Pitchford and Professor Gerrit Kroesen, joint winners of this year’s Von Engel & Franklin Prize. The Prize was announced at this year’s International Conference on Phenomena in Ionized Gases (ICPIG) and is awarded biennially for outstanding… Read More ›
At the start of July, JPCM‘s Sarah Whitehouse and myself attended the 20th International Conference on Magnetism; ICM 2015. Held in Barcelona, Spain we heard about some exciting magnetism research and got talking to the conference chair, Professor Amílcar Labarta.
Our congratulations go to Professor Nikolay Zheudev of Southampton University for being awarded IOP’s Young Medal. Nikolay was presented the award in recognition of his global leadership and pioneering, seminal work in optical metamaterials and nanophotonics. Nikolay has served as… Read More ›
This week’s image is taken from one of the papers recently published in JPhysD as part of a special issue on plasma synthesis of nanoparticles and nanocrystals.
In the second part of my mid-year topical review round-up I look at a review by David Tománek who examines the many challenges researchers face when taking the exceptional graphene and its extraordinary electronic and thermal properties from the 2D into the 3D world of devices and applications.
Congratulations to Professor Chennupati Jagadish on being awarded the IEEE Nanotechnology Pioneer Award
Congratulations to Professor Chennupati Jagadish, Section Editor of Journal of Physics D: Applied Physics (JPhysD), who has been awarded the IEEE Nanotechnology Pioneer Award.
Using multipodal nanotube arrays for photoelectrochemical and light harvesting technologies.
In the first of a series of interviews with JPhysD’s Section Editor, we begin with Peter Bruggeman; Richard and Barbara Nelson Associate Professor at The University of Minnesota and Section Editor of the ‘Low-temperature plasmas and plasma–surface interactions’ section.
Will you be attending the 20th International Conference on Magnetism in Barcelona, Spain next week? We are!
As a newer member of JPhysD’s editorial team I am excited to say that I, along with JPhysD’s publisher Tom Miller, will soon be headed to the sunny shores of California for Compound Semiconductor Week (CSW) 2015 in Santa Barbara.
Pollutants due to flue gases and exhaust emissions have been a significant worldwide problem in recent years. To date, non-thermal plasma has been employed in air purification devices, specifically the corona discharge technique. This technique typically uses a needle-like electrode or small diameter… Read More ›
An exciting community of researchers are moving from the fundamentals to practical real-world applications. Read this post to find out about my week at Phononics 2015.
In a recent topical review published in JPhysD, Shengqiang Zhou, from Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf (HZDR) in Dresden Germany, discusses the challenges associated with preparing dilute ferromagnetic semiconductor (DFS) materials.