It is imperative that remains a timely resource for this industry, so we are only interested in highlighting very recent work reported in academic papers. Therefore, please only consider writing a short piece highlighting your work if you have a journal paper that has been accepted and about to appear in press, or a paper that has been published within the last month.

We want the style of the piece to resemble that of a technology news story. That means that it should have the following framework:

Headline: Five or six words that capture the key accomplishment

Opening line(s): A statement of the big achievement, and who did it. This should be no more than a couple of sentences

First section: The impact that this work would have. For example, if you have made the world's first green laser chip, then this promises to have big implications for RGB displays.

Second section: Put your work in context. If you have broken a record, how did you do it? What was the breakthrough?

Third section: Details about your research. How did you make the device? What were the results of measurements on the structure?

Fourth section: How you can improve on this result, and what do you plan to do next?

Last: Give a reference for the paper, or say where it will be published.

We want the piece to be short - we are looking for pieces to be around 400 words, and the upper limit is 600." . It can include 1 or 2 diagrams.

To give you a flavor of what we're looking for, you may wish to look at the following:

Please note that we may edit the article for style. If we do that, you will be able to view the edition version prior to publication.

Once you have written your story, please send it to: