Further guidelines

It is imperative that CompoundSemiconductor.net 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 flavour of what we're looking for, you may wish to click here.
  • 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: chrise-p@dircon.co.uk

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