How to fabricate atomically-thin 2D ternary oxide crystals via bottom-up synthesis
How stable are topological properties in bismuth?
In a recent Journal of Physics: Condensed Matter paper, Maciej Bieniek, Tomasz Woźniak and Paweł Potasz investigate atomically thin bismuth nanostructures in the context of stability of their topological properties.
Cleaning Up Water Pollution Using Light
Hybrid nanostructures can be implemented as efficient and selective photocatalysts in water remediation technologies
Spectacularly long range energy transfer to graphene
Can graphene be used as a nanoscopic ruler over a wide range of distances?
A new two-dimensional material
Combining silica (SiO2) with silicon-carbide (Si2C3) to produce a new porous film – Silicatene
Happy Canada Day!
Celebrate Canada Day with the JPhys+ team
Image of the Week: Calculated surface charge distributions for gold semishells
This week’s image is taken from Jian Ye et al 2016 J. Phys. D: Appl. Phys. 49 205106. The authors from Shanghai Jiao Tong University and Jiangnan University have theoretically investigated the origin and tunability of magnetic resonances in gold… Read More ›
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 ›
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.”
Welcome to the CDT-PV Guest Blog!
New guest blog by CDT-PV, Centre for Doctoral Training in New and Sustainable Photovoltaics. Meet some of our students and find out about what we do!
Journal club – thoughts on preparing for the presentation
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.
JPhys+ in 2015: what you’ve been reading
Find out which 5 posts are most read on the blog this year.
Amanda Barnard: using big data at the nanoscale
In our latest featured author interview Amanda Barnard, an OCE Science Leader and head of the CSIRO Virtual Nanoscience Laboratory, talks to us about her multidiscliplinary research and why using data-driven methods is the future of the field.
Christmas image of the week: X-ray scattering
The second of our festive Images of the Week.
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.
Joe Smerdon: growing graphene
Dr Joe Smerdon talks about his research with beautiful molecular layers and what world issue he would like to see science solve.
Congratulations to Professor Nikolay Zheludev
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 ›