Graphene is one of the most studied materials, possessing extraordinary properties including great tensile strength — on the order of GPa (gigapascals) — and is popular in the fields of electronics, semiconductors and photovoltaics. One method of producing good quality graphene films involves… Read More ›
“Oh, the answer to this question is very simple, yet totally uninformative: The most significant problems are those that we are yet to discover!”
Anna Fontcuberta i Morral: an interview with Section Editor of JPhysD’s new renewable energy and sustainability section
As JPhysD launches its new section on the physics of renewable energy and sustainability, we got talking to its Section Editor; Professor Anna Fontcuberta i Morral.
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.
This week we bring you a video feature on recent research into new optical fibres and take the opportunity to showcase some top research from across the JPhys series on light and optical technology as part of the International Year of Light. Lasers, invisibility cloaks, plasmas, nanophotonics and more
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 ›
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 ›
A symmetry-breaking transition from a turbulent to a self-organized state
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.
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.
Historic spintronics paper translated and made freely available in New Journal of Physics
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 ›
Next week Phononics 2015 kicks off its third conference. Find out who’s on the programme here.
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.
Come and visit the IOP Publishing booth at the E-MRS Spring 2015 meeting in Lille, from 12-14 May.