The journal publishes articles dealing with the applications of physical principles as well as articles concerning the understanding of physics with particular applications in mind. However as a letter journal, emphasis will be given to developing and emerging fields in applied physics. A work of high originality but concerning a field not in a competitive area may be offered a transfer to the Rapid Communication section of the Japanese Journal of Applied Physics (JJAP). Examples of fields of current interest includes:

  • Semiconductors, dielectrics, and organic materials
  • Photonics, quantum electronics, optics, and spectroscopy
  • Spintronics, superconductivity, and strongly correlated materials
  • Device physics including quantum information processing
  • Nanoscale science and technology
  • Crystal growth, surfaces, interfaces, thin films, and bulk materials
  • Plasmas, applied atomic and molecular physics, and applied nuclear physics¬†(detectors, material characterization, spectroscopy, imaging etc.)
  • Device processing, fabrication and measurement technologies, and instrumentation
  • Cross-disciplinary areas such as bioelectronics/photonics, biosensing, environmental/energy technologies, and MEMS