EPJ Applied Physics article classified as ‘highly cited’ in Essential Science Indicators

An article from the EDP Sciences journal EPJ Applied Physics has been recognised as a highly cited paper on Web of Science using data from Essential Science Indicators. Only the top 1% of articles achieve this status.

Essential Science Indicators, hosted on the InCites platform, collates data on highly cited papers and shares it with Web of Science from Clarivate Analytics. These papers sit within the top 1% of each of ESI’s 22 subject areas and are defined as “…this highly cited paper received enough citations to place it in the top 1% of its academic field based on a highly cited threshold for the field and publication year.”

“Recent advances in the understanding of homogeneous dielectric barrier discharges” (Massines et al., 2009) discusses the physics of homogeneous dielectric barrier discharges at atmospheric pressure along with the mechanisms controlling homogeneity during gas breakdown and discharge development.

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EPJ AP Review - Imaging, single atom contact and single atom manipulations at low temperature

The LT-UHV-4-STM head and a 5.12 x 5.12 nm2 STM image of a letter C constructed atom by atom with 6 Au ad-atoms on Au(111) using here scanner PS3. I = 50 pA, V = 500 mV with ΔZ = 0.12 nm. Single atom manipulations tunnel resistance: 333 KΩ.

The new ScientaOmicron LT-UHV scanning tunneling microscope is installed at Pico-Lab CEMES-CNRS (Toulouse) with its 4 STM scanners performing on the same surface. At 4.3 K, we report state-of-the-art STM experiments on Au(111) usually performed on the most stable single tip LT-UHV scanning tunneling microscopes.

Operating the 4 scanners independently or in parallel with an inter tip apex distance lower than 100 nm, the ΔZ stability is better than 2 pm per STM. Single Au atom manipulations were performed on Au(111) recording the pulling, sliding or pushing signal. When contacting one Au ad-atom, a jump to contact leads to a perfect linear low voltage I-V characteristics with no averaging. Two tips surface conductance measurements were also performed with one lock-in and in a floating sample mode to capture the Au(111) surface states via two STM tips dI/dV characteristics. This new instrument is exactly 4 times as precise as a single tip LT-UHV STM.

Jianshu Yang, Delphine Sordes, Marek Kolmer, David Martrou and Christian Joachim (2016),
Imaging, single atom contact and single atom manipulations at low temperature using the new ScientaOmicron LT-UHV-4 STM
European Physical Journal - Applied Physics, DOI: 10.1051/epjap/2015150489

EDP Sciences signed an agreement to preserve Journals with Portico (April 2015)

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New associate editors in EPJ AP (March 2015)

EPJ Applied Physics has appointed some new associate editors over the last two months and we are very pleased to introduce our new team and their expertise.

EPJAP now stands poised to continue its original goal to become an influential international journal. The recently appointed editors will contribute to its progress with new ideas and perspectives. They are all professional, outstanding scientist who have a vast experience and are strongly motivated towards excellence. We expect that the new editorial board will increase the benefits of the EPJAP's readers and authors even further in the future.

With best regards,
Virginie Serin and Luis Vina, Editors-in-Chief

We heartily welcome Expertise
Dr Guilhem Almuneau
LAAS CNRS, Toulouse
Photonic devices, Epitaxy and technology of III-V semiconductors
Dr Manfried Bayer
Technische Universität Dortmund
Laser spectroscopy of semiconductors, quantum optics and quantum technology, spin electronics
Prof. Richard Brydson
University of Leeds
SEM, TEM, materials characterization techniques, materials for functional, environmental, energy and medical applications, nanomaterials, ab-initio materials modelling
Prof. Ramesh Budhani
Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur
Thin films, heterostructures, two-dimensional electron gas, magnetoresistance, vortex state, proximity effect, photoconductivity, electrostatic gating, tunnel junctions
Dr Lionel Calmels
CEMES Toulouse
Electronic structure , First principles methods , Magnetic materials and nanomaterials, Interfaces
Prof. Maria Diaz-Garcia
University of Alicante
Photonics, optoelectronics, nanophotonics, nanomaterials, nanotechnologies, organics, organic materials, organic devices, nonlinear optics
Dr Bernard Geffroy
CEA Saclay
Organic Electronics, OLEDs, OPVs, OTFTs, Perovskite solar cells
Dr Philippe Goldner
Ecole nationale supérieure de chimie de Paris
Optical spectroscopy, rare earths , lasers, phosphors, quantum information processing
Dr Wojciech Knap
University Montpellier
Terahertz Excitations in solids, High magntetic fields solid state physics , Terahertz imaging, nanotransistors
Prof. Jean-Michel Nunzi
Queen's University
Nonlinear optics, solar cells, lasers, organic electronics
Prof. Dimitris Tsoukalas
National Technical University of Athens
Electron devices for memory and logic, nanoelectronics, physical and biochemical sensors

Virginie Serin and Luis Viña, new co-Editors-in-Chief of EPJ Applied Physics

EPJAP is pleased to announce the appointment of Prof. Virginie Serin and Prof. Luis Viña as the journal’s new co-Editors-in-Chief. They will form an interdisciplinary leadership team for the journal.

Prof Virginie Serin and Prof Luis Viña’s term begins on January 1, 2015. They are replacing Bernard Drévillon, who had served as Editor-in-Chief since the beginning of 2003. The new team will do its best to continue to build on the great work that their predecessor Bernard Drévillon has achieved during his term to further increase the global reach of the Journal, and to promote and encourage the recent progresses in the field of Applied Physics.

Virginie Serin is Professor in physics at Toulouse University in France, and vice director of the CEMES. The CEMES/CNRS laboratory covers a wide range of scientific activities aimed at the manufacturing, the understanding, the modelling and the manipulation of matter at the atomic scale. There, physicists and chemists invent and fabricate materials, nanomaterials and molecules with desirable properties, then integrate them into showcasing devices. Virginie Serin defended her PhD in 1985, and she is working in the field of nanomaterials and Electron Energy Loss Spectroscopy, in Transmission Electron Microscopy.

Luis Vina is Professor of Condensed Matter Physics at the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, Spain, where he is serving as Head of the Department of Physics of Materials. He is experienced in the optoelectronic properties of semiconductor nanostructures, mainly investigated by time-resolved and continuous-wave high-resolution optical spectroscopy. He defended his PhD at the Max-Planck-Institut für Festköperforschung (Stuttgart) in 1984. His current main interest is on polariton condensates in semiconductor microcavities. Luis Viña has served on the Editorial Board of the journals Semiconductor Science and Technology and European Physics Letters.

Virginie Serin and Luis Viña view this new position as a challenge. While EPJAP is in good shape right now, there are major challenges facing the journal, such as: how to promote the dissemination of Applied Physics and to propose suitable topics, to further our commitment to producing rapid and valued publications, to grow and diversify the already-efficient editorial board, to increase open access to Journal content, to publish attractive tutorial issues and fascinating review articles, to improve the recognition of the community for the finest referees, and finally to increase the impact factor by attracting the publishing outstanding papers.

The new team will endeavour to address developments in the fields covered by the Journal having in mind two keywords: innovation and insight. The Journal will continue to focus on semiconductors and devices, physics of organic materials and devices, thin films, nanomaterials and nanotechnologies, photonics, spintronics, magnetism and superconductivity, imaging, microscopy and spectroscopy, plasma, discharges and processes, physics of energy transfer, conversion and storage, instrumentation and metrology, physics and mechanics of fluids, microfluidics, biophysics and biosensors, and surfaces and interfaces.

EPJ AP transitioning from CUP to EDP Sciences for 2015 (December 2014)

EDP Sciences is pleased to announce that hosting and distribution of The European Physical Journal Applied Physics (EPJ AP), previously managed by Cambridge University Press (CUP), will transition to EDP Sciences for direct management from 2015 onwards.

Better services for customers and more integrated content

We feel that EDP Sciences can offer our customers a better service by integrating these journals into our wider portfolio. EDP Sciences has been investing in its platform and innovating with technology; we’re also keen to build more direct relationships within our communities. It just makes sense for us to manage the hosting and distribution of all our journals – together in one place – so our customers have a seamless experience of accessing all the content that we provide.

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