It is a common observation that the resistance of a conducting film on a flexible substrate increases when subjected to strain, albeit with a few exceptions (such as a variant of conducting polymer PEDOT: PSS, where the reverse is observed)…. Read More ›
Image of the Week: Band inversion due to anisotropic spin-orbit coupling results in a Lifshitz transition in disordered graphene
This week’s image is from a paper recently published in Journal of Physics: Condensed Matter: The influence of anisotropic Rashba spin–orbit coupling on current-induced spin polarization in graphene. This work by Mir Vahid Hosseini uses Green’s function method and linear response theory to… Read More ›
Our image of the week comes from Journal of Physics: Condensed Matter and a recent paper from Junje Zhang et al. investigating the chemisoption of hydrogen on graphene using molecular dynamics.
Zacharias Fthenakis and Nektarios Lathiotakis propose a fast and accurate description of the mechanical response of any 2D structure under any strain conditions.
Find out which five JPCM articles from 2016 have received the most downloads…
A recent Journal of Physics: Condensed Matter letter sheds light on the structure of the electrified interface in mixtures of contaminated ionic liquids
Invited to our special issue on the physics of supercapacitors and electroactuators, Guang Feng and his team explain their work into asymmetrical dications.
In this week’s image of the week we highlight the third-order conductances of graphene nanoribbons (GNR).
Can graphene be used as a nanoscopic ruler over a wide range of distances?
Non-Euclidean Crystallography is realized in a carbon-based molecular structure, related to a Black-Hole
What is a Journal Club? What skills and knowledge do you learn being part of one? Find out as one PhD student prepares to give his first presentation.
The first image of the week of 2016 comes from our recently published special issue on 2D semiconductors.
And why it not only matters to the staff and students of the CDT but everyone.
Find out about the first IOP young researchers workshop, held in late October in Beijing.
Read why more and more investment is being placed into Centres for Doctoral Training and how they prepare physics graduates for a career in research.
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 ›