Published on: 09 March 2017
Open access in physics from Springer Nature
Visit booths 110-116 at the APS March Meeting and learn about open access in physics from Springer Nature
Springer Nature publishes one of the most extensive open access portfolios in physics. From Nanoscale Research Letters to our Nature partner journals, and to our broad journals like Nature Communications and Scientific Reports, Springer Nature leads in open access physics.
We’ll be on hand to answer your questions about open access and about all of our journals (and open access books, too.)
Meet the editors
Also, editors from Scientific Reports, Nature Communications, and the Nature Partner Journals will be at the booth. If you’ve got questions, come by and get the answers.
Richard White—Managing Editor, Scientific Reports: Wed: 11am-1pm; 4pm-5pm | Thurs: 11am-1pm
Wei Fan—Associate Editor, Nature Communications: Tue: 2pm-3pm | Wed: 3pm-4pm| Thurs: 2pm-3pm
Warren Lin—Managing Editor, Nature Partner Journals: Tue: 11am-12noon
|Application of nanotechnology to cancer radiotherapy|
...Materials on the nanoscale provide many unique properties such as enhanced permeability and retention effect and superparamagnetism that are well suited for applications in radiation oncology. In this review, we will provide a comprehensive summary on how nanotechnology can improve cancer radiotherapy in aspects of treatment delivery and monitoring as well as diagnosis.
Yu Mi, Zhiying Shao, Johnny Vang, Orit Kaidar-Person and Andrew Z. Wang
|Article accesses: +700|
Lipid nanoparticles (liposomes) were first described in 1965, and several work have led to development of important technical advances like triggered release liposomes and drug-loaded liposomes. These advances have led to numerous clinical trials in such diverse areas such as the delivery of anti-cancer, antifungal, and antibiotic drugs; the delivery of gene medicines; and most importantly the delivery of anesthesia drugs. Quite a number of liposomes are on the market, and many more are still in developmental stage...
Siavash Beiranvand, Ali Eatemadi and Arash Karimi
Altmetric score: 1 (18 Mendeley, 1 tweet)
...Non-toxic chitosan-tripolyphosphate pentasodium (CS-TPP) nanoparticles (NPs) are used to load sparingly soluble molecules and drugs, increasing their bioavailability. In the present work, we have encapsulated FA into the CS-TPP NPs to increase its potential as a therapeutic agent. Different concentrations of FA were tested to obtain optimum sized FA-loaded CS-TPP nanoparticles (FA/CS-TPP NPs) by ionic gelation method...
Richa Panwar, Asvene K. Sharma, Mandeep Kaloti, Dharm Dutt, Vikas Pruthi
|Article access: +1,200|
|Exciton Binding Energy of Monolayer WS2|
...Here we report an experimental approach to measuring the exciton binding energy of monolayer WS2 with linear differential transmission spectroscopy and two-photon photoluminescence excitation spectroscopy (TP-PLE)...
Bairen Zhu, Xi Chen and Xiaodong Cui
Altmetric score: 3 (189 Mendeley, 5 tweets)
Article accesses: +8,400
|Surface energies of elemental crystals|
...This database contains the surface energies of more than 100 polymorphs of about 70 elements, up to a maximum Miller index of two and three for non-cubic and cubic crystals, respectively...
Richard Tran, Zihan Xu, Balachandran Radhakrishnan, Donald Winston, Wenhao Sun, Kristin A. Persson & Shyue Ping Ong
Altmetric score: 98 (12 news stories, 1 blog, 24 Mendeley, 9 tweets)
Article accesses: about 2,200
|Machine learning as a tool for classifying electron tomographic reconstructions|
Electron tomographic reconstructions often contain artifacts from sources such as noise in the projections and a “missing wedge” of projection angles which can hamper quantitative analysis. We present a machine-learning approach using freely available software for analyzing imperfect reconstructions to be used in place of the more traditional thresholding based on grey-level technique and show that a properly trained image classifier can achieve manual levels of accuracy even on heavily artifacted data, though if multiple reconstructions are being processed, a separate classifier will need to be trained on each reconstruction for maximum accuracy.
Lech Staniewicz and Paul A. Midgley
Almetric score: 6 (1 blog, 6 Mendeley)
Article accesses: +2,000
...We review recent developments in the direct synthesis and ion exchange-based reactions, leading to hybrid organic–inorganic (CH3NH3PbX3) and all-inorganic (CsPbX3) lead halide (X=Cl, Br, I) perovskite NCs, and consider their optical properties related to quantum confinement effects, single emission spectroscopy and lasing...
He Huang, Lakshminarayana Polavarapu, Jasmina A Sichert, Andrei S Susha, Alexander S Urban and Andrey L Rogach
Altmetric score: 2 (43 Mendeley users
InxGa1−xSb is an important material that has tunable properties in the infrared (IR) region and is suitable for IR-device applications. Since the quality of crystals relies on growth conditions, the growth process of alloy semiconductors can be examined better under microgravity (μG) conditions where convection is suppressed.
Y Inatomi, K Sakata, M Arivanandhan, G Rajesh, V Nirmal Kumar, T Koyama, Y Momose, T Ozawa, Y Okano & Y Hayakawanpj Microgravity
Altmetric score: 1 (6 Mendeley, 1 tweet)
Article access: +1,600
Size effect in thermoelectric materials
We first discuss the quantum confinement effect on carriers, including the enhancement of electronic density of states, semimetal to semiconductor transition and carrier pocket engineering. Then, the effect of assumptions on theoretical calculations is presented. Finally, the effect of phonon confinement and interface scattering on lattice thermal conductivity is discussed.
Jun Mao, Zihang Liu and Zhifeng Ren
Altmetric score: 3 (23 Mendeley, 3 tweets, 1 Facebook, 1 G+)
Article accesses: +2,200
Optics and quantum technology
|The laser assisted field electron emission from carbon nanostructure|
We present experimental and theoretical study of the femtosecond light-assisted field electron emission from nanocarbon films. We demonstrate that irradiation with intense femtosecond laser pulse allows one to achieve electron emission density of up to 13 nC/cm2 at a moderate applied static electric field...
D. A. Lyashenko, Yu. P. Svirko, M. I. Petrov and A. N. Obrazisov
|Article accesses: +70|
|Few-qubit quantum-classical simulation of strongly correlated lattice fermions|
We study a proof-of-principle example of the recently proposed hybrid quantum-classical simulation of strongly correlated fermion models in the thermodynamic limit. In a ‘two-site’ dynamical mean-field theory (DMFT) approach we reduce the Hubbard model to an effective impurity model subject to self-consistency conditions...
Juha M Kreula, Laura García-Álvarez, Lucas Lamata, Stephen R Clark, Enrique Solano and Dieter Jaksch
Altmetric score: 1 (9 Mendeley, 1 tweet, 1 Facebook)
Artricle access: +700
|Attosecond precision multi-kilometer laser-microwave network|
...Ultimately, we realize a complete laser-microwave network with 950-attosecond timing jitter for 18 h. This work can enable next-generation attosecond photon-science facilities to revolutionize many research fields from structural biology to material science and chemistry to fundamental physics.
Ming Xin, Kemal Şafak, Michael Y Peng, Aram Kalaydzhyan Wen-Ting Wang, Oliver D Mücke and Franz X Kärtner
|Microfiber Bragg grating for temperature and strain sensing applications|
Fiber Bragg grating is inscribed on microfiber with femtosecond laser pulses irradiation. The microfiber is fabricated by stretching a section of single mode fiber over a flame. Periodic grooves are carved on the microfiber by the laser as have been observed experimentally. The microfiber Bragg grating is demonstrated for temperature and strain sensing, and the strain sensitivity is improved with decreased diameters of the microfibers.
Jie Tian, Shuhui Liu, Wenbing Yu, Peigang Deng
|Article accesses: +100|
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