Lisa Glaser discusses phase transitions, non-commutative geometry and how sitting in on a lecture can bring about new ideas as she talks about her recent paper in Journal of Physics A: Mathematical and Theoretical. Who are you? I’m Lisa Glaser,… Read More ›
Nonlinear conduction in a stable material with cheap components
Fe3O2BO3 is a ludwigite with a single type of metallic ion (Fe). The ludwigites belong to the family of oxyborates and are characterized by the presence of low dimensional sub-units in the form of three legged ladders (3LL) along the… Read More ›
Ferroelectric KH2PO4 (KDP) Shows ‘Displacive’ Characteristics
Is KDP a model order-disorder lattice without any displacive component? Not according to NMR.
Neutron reflectometry reveals the spiral magnetic phase in thin film Erbium
Nathan satchel et al. investigate the magnetic phase transition of thin film Erbium.
A new metastable polymorph of scandium orthovanadate
Can non-hydrostatic compression be used as a tool to get metastable phases of materials?
Controlling matter with light
For a recent colloquium at the University of Bath, Professor Andrea Cavalleri spoke about his work on ‘controlling solid phases with light’.
Spontaneous polarization predicted from first-principles
Density functional theory calculations reveal dynamics of ferroelectric phase transition and spontaneous polarization in LaBGeO5.
Interview with Teiko Heinosaari: A Quantum Unconference
Teiko Heinosaari is currently a researcher at the Turku Centre for Quantum Physics, University of Turku, Finland. He was recently involved in the organisation of a Quantum ‘Unconference’. Find out what an Unconference is and read about his highlights.