We thought we understood magnetron plasmas, but the discovery of spokes shows that we did not!
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?
Nathan satchel et al. investigate the magnetic phase transition of thin film Erbium.
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.
Combining silica (SiO2) with silicon-carbide (Si2C3) to produce a new porous film – Silicatene
Matthieu Jamet et al introduce their latest work, explaining the principles behind spintronics and the spin current in Germanium films.
A robust method to nucleate well-centered bubbles in patterned dots
Our last Christmas image of the week.
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.
Come and visit the IOP Publishing booth at the E-MRS Spring 2015 meeting in Lille, from 12-14 May.
Superconducting topological insulators, efficient solar cells and transcription factors acting like buoys. JPCM’s authors explain all in March’s LabTalks.