In today’s blog, we asked Professor Pavel Jelinek from Nanosurf Lab and Palacky University Olomouc to talk about the focus of his recent Topical Review published in Journal of Physics: Condensed Matter, which details the remarkable recent progress made in the… Read More ›
Image of the week: Phase behavior of ternary oxide layers
This weeks image come from a Journal of Physics: Condensed Matter Special Issue on oxide interfaces
Image of the week: Chemisorption of Hydrogen on Graphene
Our image of the week comes from Journal of Physics: Condensed Matter and a recent paper from Junje Zhang et al. investigating the chemisoption of hydrogen on graphene using molecular dynamics.
“By breaking disciplinary barriers, I believe condensed matter physics has placed itself at the frontier of science” – an interview with JPCM section editor Professor Talat Rahman
Talat Rahman is a Distinguished and Pegasus Professor at the Department of Physics, University of Central Florida, and section editor of the new Journal of Physics: Condensed Matter section on Physics of Chemical Processes.
Insights from Emerging Leaders: Hexagonal ferrites get a matched substrate
Crystalline thin films may be grown on crystalline surfaces, but not necessarily matching atom-by-atom. Can hexagonal ferrites, a new family of multiferroic materials for energy-efficient applications, have a matching substrate?
Complex surfaces and the collapse mechanism
How the surface structure impacts the destruction of super-liquid repellency
Some like it Superhydrophobic
In between liquid-gas and liquid-solid interfaces
Ultrasound measures surface stress in nanopores
How can adsorption-induced changes of surface stress in nanopores be determined experimentally?
Image of the week: common domain boundaries in silica bilayers
This week’s image of the week comes from a recent Journal of Physics: Condensed Matter paper by Dr Markus Heyde et al. of the Fritz Haber Institut der Max Planck Gesellschaft.
Taking a look at surface segregation
Find out more about the topic of surface segregation with this special issue in JPCM.
Image of the week: graphene islands
Graphene is one of the most studied materials, possessing extraordinary properties including great tensile strength — on the order of GPa (gigapascals) — and is popular in the fields of electronics, semiconductors and photovoltaics. One method of producing good quality graphene films involves… Read More ›
Image of the week: exploring surface-melting-induced-faceting in semiconductors
This week’s image comes from an experimental paper exploring the nanoscopic mechanisms involved in the phase transition of semiconductors.
Karl-Heinz Ernst: manipulating molecules
Find out how Professor Dr Karl-Heinz Ernst manipulates single molecules and what technique he believes has revolutionized surface science.
Image of the week: model systems for chemisorption
Today’s Image of the Week comes from a recent JPCM paper exploring a model system looking at alkali metal on metal surfaces.
Jerusalem: the most nonlinear city in the world
At the end of day one the surface plasmon photonics conference here in Israel is meeting my expectations. The first two plenary talks were excellent and contrasting. In my last post I discussed not attending a conference on the field… Read More ›
‘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.
March’s LabTalks in JPCM
Superconducting topological insulators, efficient solar cells and transcription factors acting like buoys. JPCM’s authors explain all in March’s LabTalks.