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The 2022 applied physics by pioneering women: a roadmap

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jats:titleAbstract</jats:title> jats:pWomen have made significant contributions to applied physics research and development, and their participation is vital to continued progress. Recognizing these contributions is important for encouraging increased involvement and creating an equitable environment in which women can thrive. This Roadmap on Women in Applied Physics, written by women scientists and engineers, is intended to celebrate women’s accomplishments, highlight established and early career researchers enlarging the boundaries in their respective fields, and promote increased visibility for the impact women have on applied physics research. Perspectives cover the topics of plasma materials processing and propulsion, super-resolution microscopy, bioelectronics, spintronics, superconducting quantum interference device technology, quantum materials, 2D materials, catalysis and surface science, fuel cells, batteries, photovoltaics, neuromorphic computing and devices, nanophotonics and nanophononics, and nanomagnetism. Our intent is to inspire more women to enter these fields and encourage an atmosphere of inclusion within the scientific community.</jats:p>


Funder: Dutch NWO Aspasia program

Funder: University of Colorado Boulder; doi:

Funder: FSE/POPH


pioneering, women, applied physics

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Journal of Physics D: Applied Physics

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IOP Publishing
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