Silver and gold are the materials of choice for most plasmonic research but if the other materials look like gold then quite likely they have plasmonics properties like gold. Using this rule, other materials are now being explored. Materials discussed… Read More ›
We’re coming up to almost halfway through 2015; where has the time gone?! In this years’ volume of JPhysD (48) we’ve published over 350 papers, including two special issues; Heusler compounds and Aluminium Plasmonics, and filled more than half of the years’ issues already. So let’s cast our eye over some of my highlights of 2015 so far in each section of JPhysD.
A roundup of the Topical Reviews and Tutorials JPhysB has published so far this year.
This installment of image of the week features the work of Toney Teddy Fernandez et al, who, in a recent JPhysD paper, investigated the properties of optical waveguides using femtosecond lasers. Several parameters of the laser writing process, including the writing direction, affect the transient… Read More ›
JPhysD has recently published a special issue in the rapidly growing field of aluminium plasmonics. Guest Editors Davy Gérard and Stephen K Gray hope the two reviews and seven original research papers in this issue will give the reader an interesting… Read More ›
Find out about the latest research into hot carriers and the impact these excited states have on graphene-based systems and devices.
Last week JPhysB published a Special Issue on the subject of Filamentation. In their editorial Guest Editors Ruxin Li, Howard Milchberg and Andre Mysyrowicz explain: Twenty years after its first observation in air, the filamentation of ultrashort optical pulses remains… Read More ›
JPhysB had a great 2014 and has an exciting year ahead of it in 2015. Click here to find out more about the changes we’ve got coming up.
Trapping and cooling molecules is a hot topic of research with applications in both chemistry and physics, spanning from testing fundamental theories to quantum computing, and one method for trapping atoms and molecules is via microwave cavity. This week’s Image… Read More ›
Attosecond physics studies processes that occur on a time scale of around 10-18 seconds. That’s 0.00000000000000001 seconds, which is to 1 second what a second is to the age of the universe. Pulses of light with attosecond duration could be… Read More ›