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2nd Year PhD Poster Presentations

Congratulations to Natalie Teutsch for winning first prize at the 2nd Year PhD Poster Presentations.

Second prize was shared by Alan Brunier and George King. Commendations to Phil Diggle, Enrik Nako and Matthew Green.

Thu 25 May 2017, 10:07 | Tags: Postgraduates, Awards

Structure-Dynamics Relation in Physically-Plausible Multi-Chromophore Systems

This work explores the relationship between structure and energy transport on the nanoscale.

Wed 24 May 2017, 16:03 | Tags: Research

The electrons that make heavy rare earth metal magnets critical

A theory for magnetic ordering in metals investigates the temperature and magnetic field dependence of the magnetic states of the heavy rare earth elements Gd, Tb, Dy, Ho, Er, Tm, Yb

Wed 24 May 2017, 15:57 | Tags: Research

Extreme Nanowires and Single Atom Coils of Metallic Tellurium Formed Within Ultra-Narrow Carbon Nanotubes

Te Extreme Nanowire in a SWCNTNew research by Drs. J. Sloan, D. Quigley and PhD student Sam Marks in Warwick, Drs. P. Mederios and A. J. Morris in Cambridge and Dr. Q. Ramasse at STFC SuperSTEM confirm the formation of metallic ‘Extreme Nanowires’ (ENs) of single atom width tellurium atomic chains in ultra-narrow Single Walled Carbon Nanotubes. We combined state-of-the-art imaging techniques and 1D-adapted ab initio structure prediction to treat both confinement and periodicity effects. The studied Te ENs adopt a variety of structures, exhibiting a true 1D realization of a Peierls structural distortion and transition from metallic to insulating behavior as a function of encapsulating diameter as well as the formation of discrete atomic coils of metallic tellurium.

Fri 19 May 2017, 12:08 | Tags: Research

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