Journal of Physics D: Applied Physics

Glow discharges and fast electrons

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 ›

JPhysD mid-year highlights

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.

Image of the week: crumpled graphene

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 ›