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AIP Advances is a peer-reviewed, fully open access, online-only journal, covering all areas of physical sciences in applied, theoretical, and experimental research. All articles are published under the Creative Commons License (CC-BY) and are immediately freely available to read, download, and share. Each article is measured by article level metrics on the influence of the research in real-time and are automatically shown on every article page.
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The pre-publication peer review process focuses on whether the manuscript is technically correct and original. Concepts of ‘timeliness’, ‘significance’, or ‘importance’ are evaluated by the community post-publication through the implementation of online commenting and ranking tools.
The community-based journal will have rapid and low-cost publication workflow with a production cycle of 5–7 days. The rapid publication process and open access model facilitates rapid dissemination of new scientific concepts.
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* Data from the 2012 Journal Citation Reports® Science Edition (Thomson Reuters, 2013).
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Learn more about the Executive Editors
Vincent H. Crespi
The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA, USA
Vin Crespi is Distinguished Professor of Physics, Chemistry, Materials Science and Engineering.
He received his Ph.D. in physics at UC Berkeley, and joined the faculty at Penn State in 1997.
He is currently the Director of the Penn State Materials Research Science and Engineering Center.
His research covers a broad range of condensed matter theory, from simple analytical models to large-scale computation.
Topics of research include mechanical and electronic properties of semiconducting and metallic nanostructures,
superconductivity, surface science, semiconductor alloys, energy storage, magnetic frustration, molecular and catalytic motors,
photonic materials, phyllotaxis and self-assembly.
Bernard S. Gerstman
Florida International University, Miami, FL, USA
Bernard S. Gerstman is Professor of Physics and Chair of the Physics Department at Florida International University. He received his Ph.D. from the Physics Department at Princeton University, specializing in Theoretical Biophysics. He was a post-doctoral researcher at the University of Virginia and has been a visiting scientist at various institutions such as AT&T Bell Labs. He has been an invited speaker at many national and international conferences.
Professor Gerstman’s research is in the field of theoretical and computational biophysics He focuses on protein folding and aggregation, as well as on structure-dynamics-function relationships in proteins. He is particularly interested in applying the mathematical physics techniques of non-linear dynamics to uncover important relationships concerning the configurational dynamics of proteins. In addition, he has also investigated the underlying physical mechanisms responsible for laser damage to biological cells, especially the retina. This work has applications for protecting against damage, as well as novel biomedical applications.
A. T. Charlie Johnson Jr.
University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, USA
A.T. Charlie Johnson is a Professor of Physics in the Department of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Pennsylvania.
He received his B.S. in Physics from Stanford University, and his Ph.D. in Physics from Harvard University. He did postdoctoral
fellowships at the Delft University of Technology (Applied Physics) and NIST (Cryoelectronic Metrology). His honors include the
Christian R. and Mary F. Lindback Foundation Award for distinguished teaching at Penn, the Jack Raper Outstanding Technology
Directions Paper Award of the International Solid State Circuit Conference, an Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellowship, and a Packard
Fellowship for Science and Engineering.
Dr. Johnson’s research is focused on the nano-scale transport properties (charge, energy, spin, etc.) of nanostructures and
single molecules, including carbon nanotubes, graphene, DNA, synthetic proteins, and other biomolecules. He is particularly
interested in the physical properties of hybrid nanostructures and their use in molecular sensing. Other research interests
include the development of scanning probe techniques for electronic property measurement of nanomaterials and nanodevices,
molecular electronics and nanogaps, local probes of nanoscale systems, and nanotube and nanowire electronics.
The University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan
Masaaki Tanaka is a Professor at the Department of Electrical Engineering & Information Systems, Graduate School of Engineering,
University of Tokyo. He received his Ph.D. degree in electronic engineering from the University of Tokyo, in 1989. In 1992, he joined
Bell Communications Research (Bellcore) at Red Bank, New Jersey, in USA, as a visiting research scientist. From 1994 to the present,
he has been at the University of Tokyo as an associate professor and professor.
Professor Tanaka's main research field is "Spin-Electronics" or "Spintronics", in which the spin degrees of freedom are utilized in
artificially synthesized materials. Among the areas of specific research are epitaxial growth, structural characterizations,
electronic/optical/magnetic/spin-related properties (in particular, spin-dependent transport and mageto-optical properties), and
device applications of various new structures. The following are some structures and devices being worked on: Ferromagnetic
metal / semiconductor hybrid structures, III-V based magnetic semiconductors and their heterostructures, group-IV based magnetic
semiconductors, ferromagnetic nanoparticles & semiconductor hybrid heterostructures, delta doping of magnetic impurities in semiconductor
heterostructures, and new spin transistors (eg. spin-MOSFET) and reconfigurable logic devices.
Enge G. Wang
Peking University, Beijing, P. R. China
Professor Enge G. Wang is the Professor of Physics at Peking University and an Academician at the Chinese Academy of Sciences.
Wang’s research focuses on surface physics; the approach is a combination of atomistic simulation of nonequilibrium growth,
chemical vapor deposition of light-element nanomaterials, and water behaviors in confinement system. He and his coworkers also
predicted a three-dimensional Ehrlich-Schwoebel barrier; attracted News and Views in Nature (June 2002). Another contribution is
the model proposal and experimental validation of a true upward atomic diffusion; attracted Physics News Update in June 2003 and
News and Views in Nature as well as Science Week in June 2004.
His work on the water-surface coupling and the strength of the hydrogen bonds at the interfaces provides a fundamental understanding
of water on surface at molecular level.
Steacie Institute for Molecular Sciences, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Brookhaven National Laboratory, Upton, NY, USA
Michael J. Biercuk
The University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia
Universiteit Gent, Gent, Belgium
Shridhar R. Gadre
Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur, Kanpur, India
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Richland, WA, USA
Bernard S. Gerstman
Florida International University, FL, USA
Lanzhou University, Lanzhou, China
The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Hong Kong
Eric M. Mockensturm
The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA, USA
Partha P. Mondal
Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India
University of Silesia, Katowice, Poland
Laboratoire CRISMAT, Caen, France
Keio University, Yokohama, Japan
Tao (Tom) wu
King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, Saudi Arabia
Peking University, Beijing, China
Tsinghua University, Beijing, China
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* Participants of Compact for Open-Access Publishing Equity (COPE), which help authors finance open access fees.
† Institutions offering funding made available through the Research Councils UK (RCUK) and Wellcome Trust.
Arizona State University
Carleton University Colorado State University
Columbia University *
Cornell University *
Dartmouth College *
Delft University of Technology (TU Delft)
Duke University *
European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) *
Florida State University
George Mason University
Grand Valley State University
Harvard University *
Heinrich Heine University
Imperial College London
Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis
Johns Hopkins University
Kansas State University
Karlsruhe Institute of Technology *
Leibniz Universität Hannover
Max Planck Society
Memorial University of Newfoundland
Michigan State University
Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO)
Oregon State University
Pennsylvania State University
Queensland University of Technology
Simon Fraser University *
Southern Illinois University
Texas A&M University
Universitat de Barcelona *
University of Calgary *
University of California at Berkeley *
University of California at Davis
University of California at Irvine
University of California at Riverside
University of California at San Diego
University of California at Santa Barbara
University of California at Santa Cruz
University of Colorado at Boulder
University of Connecticut
University of Erlangen-Nürnberg
University of Exeter †
University of Florida
University of Hawaii-Manoa
University of Helsinki
University of Illinois at Chicago
University of Kansas
University of Kentucky
University of Mainz (Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz)
University of Manitoba
University of Massachusetts
University of Michigan *
University of Minnesota
University of Nevada, Las Vegas
University of North Carolina
University of North Texas
University of Northern Colorado
University of Nottingham
University of Florida
University of Oregon
University of Ottawa *
University of Pittsburgh *
University of Regensburg
University of Tennessee
University of Texas
University of Tromsø
University of Twente
University of Utah *
University of Washington
University of Wisconsin
University of Zurich
Utah State University
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech)
Virginia Tech University
Wake Forest University
Washington University (St. Louis)
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