Chalmers et al. explain why watching ink (or paint) dry turns out to be rather interesting.
JPCM’s five most-read
Find out which five JPCM articles from 2016 have received the most downloads…
Image of the Week
Our Image of the Week this week comes from a Journal of Physics D: Applied Physics Letter. In their letter Wei-Chen Tu et al investigate the use of three methods to increase the efficiency of textured Silicon solar cells: reduced graphene oxide (rGO), gold nanoparticles… Read More ›
Saving the World?
“I’m trying to make a tiny contribution, but anyone can make as big a contribution just by thinking about what impact our actions have on the world.”
What does a visit to an Australian city boasting the largest coal export port in the world have to do with renewable energy?
The collaboration between academia and industry is vital, and these links must be exploited early in any scientist’s career.
As fresh graduates in the sphere of academia, we knew our time would come to lose our conference virginity.
Today is Earth Day.
Every year on April 22 people across the world raise awareness and support for the protection of our environment. For planet Earth.
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?
Top ten tips for science outreach (in schools)
Engaging with and inspiring children is vital to ensure the growth of scientific discipline. After all, they could be society’s future scientists and Nobel laureates.
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.”
Solar energy and the sunshine map
How sunny is your part of the world? Find out, and also learn more about the theory of solar energy materials, here.
Image of the week: imogolite nanotubes as photocatalysts
As the cost of producing conventional energy sources continues to grow, the role photocatalysts play in energy conversion technologies becomes more important. Improving the efficiency of photocatalysts has been active area of research for many years, but faces many problems,… Read More ›
Quantum dots for optoelectronic applications
Semiconductor quantum dots (QDs) exhibit unique properties, such as superior tuneability and sensitivity, due to their three-dimensional quantum confinement. These features make them particularly attractive for optoelectronic applications, such as lasers, solar cells and photodetectors.
Paul Brumer: quantum coherence and coherent control
We talk to Professor Paul Brumer about his research, his career, and where he sees the field of coherent control going in the future.
JPCM’s Top Five – new chart positions
Our monthly popularity chart returns showing the topics covered most frequently in JPCM April issues.
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.