Publications: 2008

Publications and reports from the Institute of Physics during 2008.

Visions 22 – T-rays
Visions 22: T-rays
Terahertz radiation, which lies between the infrared and microwave regions, covering frequencies between 300 gigahertz and 3 terahertz (3 million million cycles a second), has been little used (see spectrum
above).
Visions 21: Metamaterials
These so-called metamaterials are causing great excitement. Their extraordinary behaviour could not only lead to major improvements in telecommunications and data storage, but also to totally new applications such as ‘superlenses’ and ‘invisibility cloaks’.
MRI and the Physical Agents (EMF) Directive
MRI and the Physical Agents (EMF) Directive
Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is one of the outstanding developments in medical diagnosis of the past century. It is a cornerstone of modern medical practice and it continues to make new inroads as a clinical and research tool
The Role of Physics in Improving the Efficiency of Electricity Generation and Supply
The Role of Physics in Improving the Efficiency of Electricity Generation and Supply
There is an increasing acceptance that we need to accelerate our efforts to reduce emissions of greenhouse gases (GHGs) if we are to avoid significant climate change
Why choose physics and chemistry? The influences on physics and chemistry subject choices of BME students
Why choose physics and chemistry? The influences on physics and chemistry subject choices of BME students
A report from the Institute of Physics and the Royal Society of Chemistry examining the factors underlying the subject choices of ethnic-minority students
Fusion as an Energy Source: Challenges and Opportunities
Fusion as an Energy Source: Challenges and Opportunities
A scientific consensus is emerging that civilisation must reduce its global warming gas emissions by more than half in less than 50 years if we are to stand a chance of achieving a stable global climate
Research Fields in Physics
Research Fields in Physics
Research Fields in Physics presents details of research in physics undertaken at university physics departments in the UK and Ireland
Access for all: A Guide to Disability Good practice for University Physics Departments
Access for all: A Guide to Disability Good practice for University Physics Departments
Providing support and practical advice to university physics departments in meeting their responsibilities towards disabled students
Engineering life: The emerging field of synthetic biology

Engineering life: The emerging field of synthetic biology
Report of a seminar held on 24 April 2008 to understand the emerging field of synthetic biology


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