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Researchers make ultra-low-cost, easy to fabricate “lasing capsules” with an inkjet printer.
Inkjet-printed vertically emitting solid-state organic lasers
Oussama Mhibik, Sebastien Chenais, Sébastien Forget, Christophe Defranoux and Sébastien Sanaur
J. Appl. Phys. 119, 173101 (2016)
How to distinguish elastically scattered light from Stokes shifted light for solid-state lighting?
M. L. Meretska, A. Lagendijk, H. Thyrrestrup, A. P. Mosk, W. L. IJzerman and W. L. Vos
J. Appl. Phys. 119, 093102 (2016)
University of Houston
A chink in the “theoretical armor” of how superconductors trap and hold a magnetic field led to a discovery that may open the door to using “trapped field magnets” in new ways.
Anomalous results observed in magnetization of bulk high temperature superconductors—A windfall for applications
Roy Weinstein, Drew Parks, Ravi-Persad Sawh, Keith Carpenter and Kent Davey
J. Appl. Phys. 119, 133906 (2016)
A framework for solving atomistic phonon-structure scattering problems in the frequency domain using perfectly matched layer boundaries
Rohit R. Kakodkar and Joseph P. Feser
J. Appl. Phys. 118, 094301 (2016)
Researchers propose a new way to improve the beam quality in laser wakefield accelerators, which are small and inexpensive enough to bring high energy physics experiments to a wide variety of universities and labs.
Large-scale magnetic field generation by asymmetric laser-pulse interactions with a plasma in low-intensity regime
K. Gopal, D. N. Gupta, Y. K. Kim, M. S. Hur and H. Suk
J. Appl. Phys. 119, 123101 (2016)
Researchers find that a universe that contains some big objects and many small objects relieves gravitational tension faster than a uniform universe.
The physics origin of the hierarchy of bodies in space
A. Bejan and R. W. Wagstaff
J. Appl. Phys. 119, 094901 (2016)
A “battle of pressures” between hydrogen and helium can be used to precisely measure supersonic nozzle pressure, which is critical to the operation of a new kind of accelerator.
Transient behavior of a supersonic three-dimensional micronozzle with an intersecting capillary.
N. H. Matlis, A. J. Gonsalves, S. Steinke, J. van Tilborg, B. Shaw, D. E. Mittelberger, C. G. R. Geddes and W. P. Leemans
J. Appl. Phys. 119, 074501 (2016)
New Substance is Harder than Diamond, Scientists Say
New York Times Article by Jonah Bromwich, December 3, 2015
Scientists discover new form of carbon harder than diamonds
Fox News Article by Michael Casey, December 2, 2015
There's a New Form of Carbon That's Harder Than Diamond
Gizmodo Article by Jamie Condliffe, December 1, 2015
Scientists Create New Kind Of Diamond At Room Temperature
Forbes Article by Eric Mack, November 30, 2015
Researchers find new phase of carbon, make diamond at room temperature
NCSU Press Release via Phys.org by Matt Shipman, November 30, 2015
Chameleon Stealth Skin Actively Shifts to Absorb Radar
Discovery News Article by Glenn McDonald, November 16, 2015
China Develops Stealth Material That Can Hide Jets, Ships From Radar
Tech Times Article by Rhodi Lee, November 15, 2015
Chinese scientists develop tunable stealth material that can hide ships from radar
Yahoo News Article by John Casaretto, November 13, 2015
Chinese Scientists Unveil New Stealth Material Breakthrough
Popular Mechanics Article by Jay Bennet, November 12, 2015
Ultra-thin, tunable, broadband microwave absorber may advance radar cloaking
ECN posting of AIP Press Release by Zhengzheng Zhang, November 10, 2015
Photo: Intelligent Electronics Institute, Huazhong University of Sci & Tec.
Chinese scientists have developed an ultra-thin, tunable microwave absorber that can operate over a broad range of frequencies, demonstrating its potential in improving aircraft cloaking, warship stealth and broadband antenna
An ultra-thin broadband active frequency selective surface absorber for ultrahigh-frequency applications
Wenhua Xu, Yun He, Peng Kong, Jialin Li, Haibing Xu, Ling Miao, Shaowei Bie and Jianjun Jiang
J. Appl. Phys.118, 184903 (2015)
U.S. Naval Research Laboratory and University of Texas at Austin researchers apply "scattering cancellation" concept to acoustic waves to eliminate the scattering from odd-shaped objects.
Acoustic scattering cancellation of irregular objects surrounded by spherical layers in the resonant regime
Matthew D. Guild, Ashley J. Hicks, Michael R. Haberman, Andrea Alù and Preston S. Wilson
J. Appl. Phys. 118, 164903 (2015)
Photo: John T. Leonard
Researchers from UCSB improve the yield and efficiency of gallium nitride-based vertical-cavity surface-emitting lasers, with potential applications in heads-up displays, automotive headlights, visible light data transmission and more.
Smooth e-beam-deposited tin-doped indium oxide for III-nitride vertical-cavity surface-emitting laser intracavity contacts
J.T. Leonard, D.A. Cohen, B.P. Yonkee, R.M. Farrell, S.P. DenBaars, J.S. Speck, and S. Nakamura
J. Appl. Phys. 118, 145304 (2015)
Tokyo Institute of Technology
A detailed analysis of the electrical characteristics of a tiny transistor made from two quantum dots could help researchers design better devices to manipulate single electron.
Chemically assembled double-dot single-electron transistor analyzed by the orthodox model considering offset charge
Shinya Kano, Kosuke Maeda, Daisuke Tanaka, Masanori Sakamoto, Toshiharu Teranishi and Yuraka Majima
J. Appl. Phys. 118, 134304 (2015)
Photo: John Domann/
Material called Galfenol can generate up to 80 megawatts of power per cubic meter under strong impacts.
High strain-rate magnetoelasticity in Galfenol
J.P. Domann, C.M. Loeffler, B.E. Martin and G. P. Carman
J. Appl. Phys. 118, 123904 (2015)
Researchers in Italy have calculated that the Nobel Prize-winning device called a Josephson junction could precisely convert a signal from megahertz to gigahertz -- with potential uses in metrology and telecommunications.
Radiation comb generation with extended Josephson junctions
P. Solinas, R. Bosisio and F. Giazotto
J. Appl. Phys. 118, 113901 (2015)
Tunable radiation source that reaches coveted THz region of spectrum could be used for medical imaging or security applications.
Tunable surface plasmon instability leading to emission of radiation
Godfrey Gumbs, Andrii Iurov, Danhong Huang and Wei Pan
J. Appl. Phys. 118, 054303 (2015)
Researchers create a tunable membrane "metamaterial" with near-zero density, effectively recreating the quantum tunneling effect for sound waves.
Controlling sound transmission with density-near-zero acoustic membrane network
Yuan Gu, Ying Cheng, Jingshi Wang and Xiaojun Liu
J. Appl. Phys. 118, 024505 (2015)
Researchers propose a potential new way to maintain communication with re-entering spacecraft and other vehicles by matching resonance of the antenna with that of the surrounding hypersonic sheath.
A matching approach to communicate through the plasma sheath surrounding a hypersonic vehicle
Xiaotian Gao and Binhao Jiang
J. Appl. Phys. 117, 233301 (2015)
Image: Adrian Bejan/Duke University
Melting materials along a tree-shaped pattern of lines could improve the efficiency of phase change energy storage systems.
Morphing tree structures for latent thermal energy storage
S. Ziaei, S. Lorente and A. Bejan
J. Appl. Phys. 117, 224901 (2015)
Photo: Jacob Adams
Using electrochemistry, North Carolina State University researchers have created a reconfigurable, voltage-controlled liquid metal antenna that may play a huge role in future mobile devices and the coming Internet of Things.
A reconfigurable liquid metal antenna driven by electrochemically controlled capillarity
M. Wang, C. Trlica, M.R. Khan, M.D. Dickey and J.J. Adams
J. Appl. Phys. 117, 194901 (2015)
Image: Technische Universität Müchen
Record-smashing new shield creates a large volume with a magnetic field even smaller than that found in the depths of outer space, making certain types of searches for physics beyond the Standard Model possible for the first time
A large-scale magnetic shield with 10^6 damping at millihertz frequencies
I. Altarev, M. Bales, D. H. Beck, T. Chupp, K. Fierlinger, P. Fierlinger, F. Kuchler, T. Lins, M. G. Marino, B. Niessen, G. Petzoldt, U. Schläpfer, A. Schnabel, J. T. Singh, R. Stoepler, S. Stuiber, M. Sturm, B. Taubenheim, and J. Voigt
J. Appl. Phys. 117, 183903 (2015)
Image: J. Amini, GTRI and D. Younger, Honeywell
Researchers at the Georgia Tech Research Institute have developed a microfabricated ion trap architecture that holds promise for increasing the density of qubits in future quantum computers.
Ball-grid array architecture for microfabricated ion traps
Nicholas D. Guise, Spencer D. Fallek, Kelly E. Stevens, K. R. Brown, Curtis Volin, Alexa W. Harter, Jason M. Amini, Robert E. Higashi, Son Thai Lu, Helen M. Chanhvongsak, Thi A. Nguyen, Matthew S. Marcus, Thomas R. Ohnstein, and Daniel W. Youngner
J. Appl. Phys. 117, 174901 (2015)
Image: Mao-Hua Du/Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, Tenn.
New material shows promise for making high-performance, low-cost, room-temperature semiconductor radiation detectors.
Native defects in Tl6SI4: Density functional calculations
Hongliang Shi and Mao-Hua Du
J. Appl. Phys. 117, 175701 (2015)
Photo: Yusuke Komazaki/
University of Tokyo
A simple structure of bi-colored balls made of tough, inexpensive materials is well suited for large handwriting-enabled e-paper displays
Electrically and Magnetically Dual-driven Janus Particles for Handwriting-enabled E-paper
Y. Komazaki, H. Hirama and T. Torii
J. Appl. Phys. 117, 154506 (2015)
Image: Markko Myllys/
University of Jyvaskyla
Researchers have analyzed the varying thickness of printed toner in unprecedented 3-D detail, yielding insights that could lead to higher quality, less expensive and more environmentally-friendly glossy and non-glossy papers
X-ray microtomography and laser ablation in the analysis of ink distribution in coated paper
M. Myllys, H. Hakkanen, J. Korppi-Tommola, K. Backfolk, P. Sirvio and J. Timonen
J. Appl. Phys. 117, 144902 (2015)
Single-walled carbon nanotube composites show great promise for many things—including use as a material in “unconventional” computing.
Computing with Carbon Nanotubes: Optimization of Threshold Logic Gates using Disordered Nanotube/Polymer Composites
M.K. Massey, A. Kotsialos, F. Qaiser, D.A. Zeze, C. Pearson, D. Volpati, L. Bowen and M.C. Petty
J. Appl. Phys. 117, 134903 (2015)
A team at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign finds way to purify arrays of single-walled carbon nanotubes (SWCNTs), possibly providing a step toward post-silicon circuits and devices.
Direct current injection and thermocapillarity flow for purification of aligned arrays of single-walled carbon nanotubes
Xu Xie, Muhammad A. Wahab, Yuhang Li, Ahmad E. Islam, Bojan Tomic, Jiyuan Huang, Branden Burns, Eric Seabron, Simon N. Dunham, Frank Du, Jonathan Lin, William L. Wilson, Jizhou Song, Yonggang Huang, Muhammad A. Alam and John A. Rogers
J. Appl. Phys. 17, 134303 (2015)
Image: J. Tušek, K. Engelbrecht, L.P. Mikkelsen, N. Pryds
Materials that change temperature in response to mechanical stress could make possible solid-state refrigerators that are more efficient than traditional vapor compression cooling technology and environmentally-friendly direct replacements.
Elastocaloric effect of Ni-Ti wire for application in a cooling device
J. Tušek, K. Engelbrecht, L.P. Mikkelsen and N. Pryds
J. Appl. Phys. 117, 124901 (2015)
Image: Ashutosh K. Singh and Kalyan Mandal/S.N. Bose National Centre for Basic Sciences, India.
Researchers have developed a novel electrode to make supercapacitors with superior performance, a development that could mean faster charging time and longer battery life in electric vehicles and portable electronics
Engineering of High performance Supercapacitor Electrode based on Fe-Ni/Fe2O3-NiO Core/Shell Hybrid Nanostructures
Ashutosh K. Singh and Kalyan Mandal
J. Appl. Phys. 117, 105101 (2015)
Dartmouth College researchers aim to treat deep-seated tumors, such as those found in pancreatic cancer, by using a flower-shaped magnetic nanoparticle capable of reaching deeper within the human body than currently available methods.
Magnetic nanoparticles with high specific absorption rate of electromagnetic energy at low field strength for hyperthermia . . .
Fridon Shubitidze, Katsiaryna Kekalo, Robert Stigliano and Ian Baker
J. Appl. Phys. 117, 094302 (2015)
Image: D. Sikdar and M. Premaratne/Monash University
New research shows how cubic nanostructures made of insulating materials overcome the heating, fabrication and intensity challenges of nanonantenna technology, paving the way for NEMS applications in biomedicine, nanolasers and photovoltaics.
Optically Resonant Magneto-Electric Cubic Nanoantennas for Ultra-Directional Light Scattering
Debabrata Sikdar, Wenlong Cheng and Malin Premaratne
J. Appl. Phys. 117, 083101 (2015)
Image: Alexander A. Balandin/University of California-Riverside
Futuristic material molybdenum disulfide may find new application for thin-film transistors in extremely high-temperature electronics and sensors.
High-Temperature Performance of MoS2 Thin-Film Transistors: Direct Current and Pulse Current-Voltage Characteristics
Chenglong Jiang, Sergey Roumyantsev, Rameez R. Samnakay, Michael S. Shur, and Alexander A. Balandin
J. Appl. Phys. Lett. 117, 064301 (2015)
JAP Associate Editor, Dr. R. K. Kotnala of the National Physical Laboratory in New Delhi, India was recently elected as a Fellow of the National Academy of Sciences of India.
Congratulations to Dr. Kotnala for this well-deserved recognition!
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AIP Publishing and Journal of Applied Physics (JAP) are pleased to announce the appointment of André Anders, Ph.D., as the Journal’s new Editor-in-Chief beginning July 1, 2014. Having served as an Associate Editor since 2009, Dr. Anders has a record of dedication to the journal and brings a wealth of research leadership and editorial oversight to this new role. Read More
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