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Advanced capabilities for materials modelling with Quantum ESPRESSO
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 ›
“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.
Introducing Journal of Physics Communications
The norms in scientific publishing are evolving and publishers are taking note. IOP’s new journal embraces open access and objective peer review assessment to address the needs of today’s researchers.
Peer Review Week 2017: what do our referees think?
We’re asking our referees about why they do it, and how they would improve peer review.
A year’s snapshot of Peer Review
IOPP and the scientific publishing community in general rely hugely on the peer review community and peer review is critical to the scientific process. These are the people who ensure quality and academic integrity is maintained across our journal portfolio… Read More ›
Peer Review Week 2017 – Shining a light on our appeals procedure
Peer Review Week 2017 has the central theme of transparancy. Find out more about our appeals procedure here.
Peer Review for Conference Proceedings versus Journals: is there a difference?
Is there really any difference between peer reviewing papers for a conference or for a journal? It depends on whom you are talking to. The Editors of a journal will tell you to put the utmost care and effort into… Read More ›
Video: The Journey of a Paper
Take a look at our animated tour of the peer review process at IOP Publishing.
Peer Review Week: updates since 2016!
Here at IOP Publishing it’s been a busy year since the last Peer Review Week!
Increasing local field enhancement factor in small clusters of emitters in close proximity
Could close proximity electrostatic effect in small clusters of emitters be used to design nanometric oscillators?
Scanning Probe Microscopy provides new perspectives for chemistry on surfaces and beyond
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 ›
Image of the Week: Electron-phonon relaxation on the Fermi surface of Pb
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 ›
Does ink drying on a functional surface remain still?
Chalmers et al. explain why watching ink (or paint) dry turns out to be rather interesting.
Super-resolving cell biology problems
How can we investigate the small structures inside our cells using super-resolution microscopy?
Planar borophene functionalized by transition metals
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 ›
Manipulating Spin-Orbit Coupling Effects
Tetragonally strained interstitial Fe-Co-B alloys: beyond large magnetocrystalline anisotropy