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IOP Asia-Pacific - research highlights from across the region for the global physics community


Reported successes and failures aid hot pursuit of superconductivity

A major review on superconductivity has just been published. Based on four years of extensive research by a collaboration of researchers in Japan led by Hideo Hosono, this review provides a detailed overview of around 1000 materials.

Gulf Stream linked to ‘warm Arctic, cold Siberia’ pattern

Northwards shift in Gulf Stream alters jet stream to reduce sea ice in Barents Sea and cause cold winters in Eurasia

Powerful fibre laser is cheap and compact

Mid-infrared light source could have medical applications

Intrafraction imaging tracks tumour rotation

Kilovoltage intrafraction monitoring simultaneously estimates tumour rotation and translation during radiotherapy.

Nano-LEDS brighten nanocircuit prospects

Electrically driven nanoscale light source connects electronic and optical circuits.

Featured journal

The Japanese Journal of Applied Physics (JJAP) is an international journal for the advancement and dissemination of knowledge in all fields of applied physics. It is published by IOP Publishing Ltd on behalf of the Japan Society of Applied Physics (JSAP).

Lab talk

Studies of defects in boron nitride reveal useful properties for devices

First-principles calculations of defects in boron nitride highlight properties that may be used in nanoelectronics, spintronics and electromechanical devices

Topological insulators under a terahertz field

Linearly polarized terahertz-field induced anisotropic conductivity reveals oscillation and phase transition behaviour in topological insulators.

Probing causality with tunable Fermi gas condensates

We develop a new formalism to study emergent analogue space-times from condensates of cold Fermi atoms, where phonons, the particles of sound, play the role of light.

Does surface roughness really matter in nanowires?

Nanowire geometries and surface properties should be taken into account when designing high-performance devices.

Graphene nanonets make biological sensors

Selectively assembled V2O5 nanowires act as a shadow mask for producing graphene nanonet patterns over a large surface area.