Can phonons be controlled by engineering disorder?
Emergent elemental two-dimensional materials: an interview with leading scientist Guy Le Lay
Journal of Physics D: Applied Physics recently published a fascinating Topical Review by leading 2D materials scientist, Guy Le Lay (Aix-Marseille Université). Guy and his co-authors focus on new elemental 2D materials such as silicene, phosphorene, germanene and stanene, discussing… Read More ›
Risto Nieminen: electronic-structure-based material discovery
Emeritus Professor Risto Niemen of Aalto University, a computational and theoretical condensed-matter physicist, talks about his work, the great outdoors and how computational models are driving materials discovery.
Origami as the ‘atoms’ of artificial materials
‘Origami’ makes diversified metamaterials with bizarre properties
Pinning Down Perovskites
Perovskite solar cells have shaken up the solar cell research community. Never before has a new kind of material reached efficiencies that are competitive with those of the industry standard, silicon, as quickly as the perovskites have. But, what is a perovskite?
Sponge structure key to mopping up oil spills
An interconnected structure, which water can easily flow through, is key to creating a highly effective mechanical sponge for clearing oil spills.
Image of the week: strain and seeing butterflies
Is it a butterfly or a bipolar strain curve?
Andreas Berger: an interview with JPhysD’s magnetism Section Editor
Dr Andreas Berger; Researcher Director at CIC nanoGUNE in Spain, and Section Editor of the Applied magnetism and magnetic materials section speaks to us about his research, what motivates him and where he thinks the field of magnetism is heading.
Microwave assisted magnetic recording (MAMR) technologies
As I mentioned in my post about ICM 2015 conference in Barcelona in July, heat assisted magnetic recording microwave (HAMR) — a type of energy-assisted magnetic recording — has been employed in terabit-level magnetic recording technologies. Another energy-assisted magnetic recording technique is microwave assisted magnetic recording (MAMR).
JPCM topical review round-up part 3: How to find new materials
In the third post celebrating some of the diverse and engaging topical reviews published in JPCM this year, I join the search for new materials.
Jerusalem: the most nonlinear city in the world
At the end of day one the surface plasmon photonics conference here in Israel is meeting my expectations. The first two plenary talks were excellent and contrasting. In my last post I discussed not attending a conference on the field… Read More ›
Jeremy Robinson: graphene with a bit added
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.
JPCM Spring into action at E-MRS Lille
Come and visit the IOP Publishing booth at the E-MRS Spring 2015 meeting in Lille, from 12-14 May.
Image of the week: anisotropic dichalcogenide
Superconductivity of anisotropic dichalcogenides comes into focus for this week’s Image of the week, with a recent JPCM paper from Scheidt and colleagues.