While this week’s image reminded me of the kaleidoscopes I had as a kid, the paper by A Crepaldi et al actually explores the electronic and structural properties of a lead monolayer grown on a gold substrate.
Find out about the first IOP young researchers workshop, held in late October in Beijing.
Time for another image of the week from a paper recently publishing in JPhysD examining a two-dimensional (2D) material. This time, single-layer phosphorene.
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.
In my fourth post I look at the rise of 2D materials and one of the exciting alternatives to graphene.
Silicene, often seen as graphene’s silicon counter-part is the latest 2D synthesised crystal to receive the attention of the material and condensed matter communities. This week’s image comes from work by C Grazianetti et al 2015 J. Phys.: Condens. Matter 27… Read More ›
Jeremy Robinson, a 2012 Presidential Early Career Award receipient answers our questions on his research with graphene, and who inspired him to pursue a career in science.
Our monthly popularity chart returns showing the topics covered most frequently in JPCM April issues.
Come and visit the IOP Publishing booth at the E-MRS Spring 2015 meeting in Lille, from 12-14 May.
2D materials for 2D electronics and negative thermal expansion are explained by JPCM author’s in this month’s LabTalks.
Superconductivity of anisotropic dichalcogenides comes into focus for this week’s Image of the week, with a recent JPCM paper from Scheidt and colleagues.