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Durham University

Condensed Matter Physics

Condensed Matter Physics

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Durham research highlighted by U.S. Department of Energy’s Advanced Photon Source (APS) at Argonne National Laboratory

Collaborative international research on spin transport aimed at energy efficient spintronics led by Condensed Matter Physics at Durham has been recognised as a Science Highlight for work involving X-ray experiments at the Advanced Photon Source synchrotron facility.

(23 Jun 2022) » More about Durham research highlighted by U.S. Department of Energy’s Advanced Photon Source (APS) at Argonne National Laboratory


CMP PhD students win two Department of Physics Postgraduate Awards

We are pleased to announce that two Condensed Matter Physics postgraduates have won Physics Postgraduate Prizes this year. Congratulations to Alina Talmantaite, who has won the Graham Russell Prize, awarded for outstanding overall performance in applied Physics, and congratulations to Thomas Hicken who has won the Alan Martin PhD Prize, recognising the best Ph.D. thesis in Physics.

(24 May 2022)


Mystery over unusual topological magnets explained

The low temperature electronic and magnetic behaviour of materials hosting a topological magnetic state known as a soliton has been explained by Durham scientists, with the help of muon-spin spectroscopy experiments made at the ISIS Neutron and Muon Source.

(3 Mar 2022) » More about Mystery over unusual topological magnets explained


Recent Publications

  • Huang, Junxiang, Cochran, James O., Fielding, Suzanne M., Marchetti, M. Cristina & Bi, Dapeng (2022). Shear-Driven Solidification and Nonlinear Elasticity in Epithelial Tissues. Physical Review Letters 128(17).
  • Blair, A. I. & Hampshire, D. P. (2022). Critical current density of superconducting-normal-superconducting Josephson junctions and polycrystalline superconductors in high magnetic fields. Physical Review Research 4(2): 023123.
  • Berlie, Adam, Pratt, Francis L., Huddart, Benjamin M., Lancaster, Tom & Cottrell, Stephen P. (2022). Muon-Nitrogen Quadrupolar Level Crossing Resonance in a Charge Transfer Salt. The Journal of Physical Chemistry C 126(17): 7529-7534.
  • Lukose, Cecil Cherian, Anestopoulos, Ioannis, Mantso, Theodora, Bowen, Leon, Panayiotidis, Mihalis I. & Birkett, Martin (2022). Thermal activation of Ti(1-x)Au(x) thin films with enhanced hardness and biocompatibility. Bioactive Materials 15: 426-445.
  • Frank, Corey E., McCabe, Emma E., Orlandi, Fabio, Manuel, Pascal, Tan, Xiaoyan, Deng, Zheng, Jin, Changqing, Croft, Mark Emge, Thomas, Yu, Shukai, Wang, Huaiyu, Gopalan, Venkatraman, Lapidus, Saul, Wu, MeiXia, Li, Man-Rong, Gross, Juliane, Burger, Paul, Mielewczyk-Gryń, Aleksandra, Klimczuk, Tomasz, Xie, Weiwei, Walker, David & Greenblatt, Martha (2022). Fe3-xInSnxO6 (x = 0, 0.25, 0.5): A family of corundum derivatives with Sn-induced polarization and above room temperature antiferromagnetic ordering. Chemistry of Materials
  • Mendis, B.G. (2022). Quantum theory of magnon excitation by high energy electron beams. Ultramicroscopy 239: 113548.
  • Cardeynaels, Tom, Etherington, Marc K., Paredis, Simon, Batsanov, Andrei S., Deckers, Jasper, Stavrou, Kleitos, Vanderzande, Dirk, Monkman, Andrew P., Champagne, Benoît & Maes, Wouter (2022). Dominant dimer emission provides colour stability for red thermally activated delayed fluorescence emitter. Journal of Materials Chemistry C 10(15): 5840.
  • Younes, A., De la Flor, S., Clark, S. J., Nutter, J., Birkett, M., Watson, J. O., Unthank, M. & Gonzalez, Sergio (2022). Tribological Behavior of Microalloyed Cu50Zr50 Alloy. Journal of Tribology 144(2): 021706.
  • Swindells, C. & Atkinson, D. (2022). Interface enhanced precessional damping in spintronic multilayers: A perspective. Journal of Applied Physics 131(17): 170902.
  • Seemann, K.M., Gomonay, O., Mokrousov, Y., Hörner, A., Valencia, S., Klamser, P., Kronast, F., Arb, A., Hindmarch, A.T., Wixforth, A., Marrows, C.H. & Fischer, P. (2022). Magnetoelastic resonance as a probe for exchange springs at antiferromagnet-ferromagnet interfaces. Physical Review B 105(14): 144432.