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Durham University

Centre for Materials Physics

 Centre for Materials Physics

Vision Statement: Materials Physics is one of the largest, most diverse and dynamic fields in modern physics, encompassing all aspects of the solid and liquids states of matter. This breadth is reflected in the research undertaken at Durham which spans a wide range of subjects from light emitting polymers and solar cell materials to nanoscale magnetics. Our work aims to push forward the forefront of our understanding in the physics of materials using experiment, theory and computation.

CMP Research Highlight

Latest insights into developments in the thermally-activated delayed fluorescence field by researchers in OEM

In this review paper Paloma Lays dos Santos, Marc Etherington and Andy Monkman describe how thermally-activated delayed fluorescence can be tuned and controlled by chemical and conformational means; paving the way to new design principles.

(26 Apr 2018) » More about New review paper by OEM group



Centre for Materials Physics

The Centre for Materials Physics encompasses several research groups, covering a wide range of theoretical and experimental physics. These are divided into three main research themes:

Durham has a long tradition of welcoming excellent students from all over the world. If you are thinking of applying to Durham University, of course you should look through these web pages at the research and training (and in particular our Ph.D Booklet and Ph.D handbook), but also try to speak with some of our alumni, they are our greatest ambassadors.


Recent Publications

  • Woon, Kai Lin, Yi, Chih-Lun, Pan, Kuan-Chung, Etherington, Marc K., Wu, Chung-Chih, Wong, Ken-Tsung & Monkman, Andrew P. (2019). Intramolecular Dimerization Quenching of Delayed Emission in Asymmetric D-D’-A TADF Emitters. The Journal of Physical Chemistry C
  • Klein, Andreas K., Basden, Alastair, Hammler, Jonathan, Tyas, Luke, Cooke, Michael, Balocco, Claudio, Zeze, Dagou, Girkin, John M. & Gallant, Andrew (2019). Scattering of spoof surface plasmon polaritons in defect-rich THz waveguides. Scientific Reports 9(1): 6288.
  • Badziak, Marcin, Olechowski, Marek, Pokorski, Stefan & Sakurai, Kazuki (2016). Interpreting 750 GeV diphoton excess in plain NMSSM. Physics Letters B 760: 228-235.
  • Huddart, Benjamin, Birch, Max T, Pratt, Francis, Blundell, Stephen, Porter, Dan G, Clark, Stewart J, Wu, Wenlong, Julian, Stephen R, Hatton, Peter & Lancaster, Tom (2019). Local magnetism, magnetic order and spin freezing in the "nonmetallic metal" FeCrAs. Journal of Physics: Condensed Matter 31(28): 285803.
  • Etherington, Marc K., Kukhta, Nadzeya A., Higginbotham, Heather F., Danos, Andrew, Bismillah, Aisha N., Graves, David R., McGonigal, Paul R., Haase, Nils, Morherr, Antonia, Batsanov, Andrei S., Pflumm, Christof, Bhalla, Vandana, Bryce, Martin R. & Monkman, Andrew P. (2019). Persistent Dimer Emission in Thermally Activated Delayed Fluorescence Materials. The Journal of Physical Chemistry C 123(17): 11109-11117.