Glow discharges with electrostatic confinement of fast electrons, of which the best known example are hollow cathode discharges (HCDs), are widely used for diverse technological applications such as light sources, high-power electric switches and electric propulsion, amongst others. In a recent… Read More ›
Journal of Physics D: Applied Physics
Silver and gold are the materials of choice for most plasmonic research but if the other materials look like gold then quite likely they have plasmonics properties like gold. Using this rule, other materials are now being explored. Materials discussed… Read More ›
We’re coming up to almost halfway through 2015; where has the time gone?! In this years’ volume of JPhysD (48) we’ve published over 350 papers, including two special issues; Heusler compounds and Aluminium Plasmonics, and filled more than half of the years’ issues already. So let’s cast our eye over some of my highlights of 2015 so far in each section of JPhysD.
Meet an Editor at Surface Plasmon Polaritons in Jerusalem next week.
This week’s image comes to us from researchers at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). Anirban Basu et al, have developed a portable x-ray source to image low-atomic number, or low-Z materials, such as biological tissues. In their recent paper published in… Read More ›
Read more about the introduction of JPhysD’s Advisory Panel.
This installment of image of the week features the work of Toney Teddy Fernandez et al, who, in a recent JPhysD paper, investigated the properties of optical waveguides using femtosecond lasers. Several parameters of the laser writing process, including the writing direction, affect the transient… Read More ›
JPhysD has recently published a special issue in the rapidly growing field of aluminium plasmonics. Guest Editors Davy Gérard and Stephen K Gray hope the two reviews and seven original research papers in this issue will give the reader an interesting… Read More ›
JPhysD has just last week published a special issue on Heusler compounds, looking at magnetoresistive devices, Mn-based Heusler compounds and L10 ordered alloys with perpendicular magnetic anisotropy (PMA), and devices based on spin dynamics in Heusler compounds and oxides with low… Read More ›
March saw the two-day conference Magnetism 2015, organised by the Institute of Physics (IOP) and held at The University of Leeds, attended by almost 250 members of the magnetism community. JPhysD‘s Jennifer recaps some of the research presented.
Graphene researchers Walt de Heer and Claire Berger and their colleagues at the joint Georgia Tech-CNRS Lab and CNRS-Institute Néel have demonstrated an original method for depositing epitaxial graphene on SiC using a silicon nitride mask. The mask decomposes and… Read More ›
The response of graphene to applied forces can strongly influence its properties and applicability in novel device physics. Crumpled graphene, created by applying a compressive stress, has great potential for gas storage, electronics and super-capacitors. Thus, studying how graphene responds to, and recovers from, stress and strain… Read More ›
Come and meet members of the JPhys team at the annual DPG conference in Berlin.
If you own a digital camera or laptop computer, you probably rely on a complementary metal-oxide semiconductor (CMOS) device or two. CMOS devices are favorable since they are far cheaper to manufacture and consume a fraction of the power when compared with their main… Read More ›