Could close proximity electrostatic effect in small clusters of emitters be used to design nanometric oscillators?
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.
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 ›
Pushing forward 2D/3D contacts simulations
A new approach enables fully ab initio simulations of the contacts between 3D and 2D materials.
Magnetism in three-dimensionally curved geometries
Tailoring shape and topology of three-dimensionally curved magnetic thin films for research and applications
Our top 10 highlights of the year
As their first year comes to a close find out what has been our cohort’s 10 best bits of the year. So in no particular order…
Graphene nanoribbons: opening the gap
The demand for smaller and smaller electronic devices has led to great strides towards the use of novel materials like graphene. One of the obstacles to the use of graphene is its lack of band gap, meaning it is difficult… Read More ›
Stepping into the world of industry
Academia vs Industry – find out the differences between the two and what you can gain from an industry placement. Plus information from insider Dr Rod Bateman, a systems engineering manager at Oxford Instruments.
An interview with Chennupati Jagadish: his motivation, inspiration and advice for future scientists
“One teacher taught me the importance of hard work, perseverance and persistence whereas another taught me to be humble, simple, kind and generous to others. The influence of both of these on me was significant and without their help, I would be tilling the land in India.”
The high life of technology with David Ferry
Learn more about the physics of nanoscale semiconducting devices.
Drawing circuits with light
A new way of creating quantum-mechanical circuits on topological insulators.
Image of the week from JPhysD special issue on plasma synthesis of nanoparticles and nanocrystals
This week’s image is taken from one of the papers recently published in JPhysD as part of a special issue on plasma synthesis of nanoparticles and nanocrystals.
JPCM topical review round-up part 4: Silicene – the new 2D material with potential
In my fourth post I look at the rise of 2D materials and one of the exciting alternatives to graphene.
JPCM topical review round-up part 2: Graphene – from 2D to 3D
In the second part of my mid-year topical review round-up I look at a review by David Tománek who examines the many challenges researchers face when taking the exceptional graphene and its extraordinary electronic and thermal properties from the 2D into the 3D world of devices and applications.
May and June’s LabTalks in JPCM
Mysterious forces, cooking majoranas and a systematic approach to predicting the piezoelectric properties of materials all feature in JPCM LabTalks. Come find out more.
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.
‘Top-down’, ‘bottom-up’ nanoscience – single dopants in semiconductors
Read about the latest in single dopant research and how it hopes to improve the future of electronic semiconductor devices.