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
  • Physics-based circuits and systems
  • 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

Physics-based circuits and systems – advance announcement

To explore and support the emerging research field of Physics-based circuits and systems, the Editorial Boards of Applied Physics Express (APEX) and Japanese Journal of Applied Physics (JJAP) are pleased to announce that we have decided to expand the scope of the journals to include this new and exciting topic.

We welcome the submission of research papers describing advanced circuits and systems whose new functionalities are enabled by employing the physical principles of materials and devices. We also highly encourage reports of applications of new materials and/or phenomena in an emerging field of applied physics.

We welcome research papers on, but not limited to, the following subjects:

  • Circuits and systems enabled by MEMS, sensor/display devices, bio materials/devices, etc.
  • Circuits and systems enabled by the physics of spins, phase change materials, ferroelectric materials, etc.
  • Physics-based circuits for emerging algorithms such as non-Boolean computing, neuromorphic computing, quantum computing etc.
  • Advanced integrated image-sensor circuits and systems.
  • Circuit technologies for enhancing the performance of energy-harvesting systems.
  • Circuit technologies for enhancing the performance of memories, logic VLSIs etc.

Submissions of the above subjects will be available on April 2, 2018. We look forward to working with and supporting this emerging community.