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Durham University

Department of Physics

Published student research

One of the most tangible (and impressive) outcomes of the research-led ethos in the Physics Department is that each year a number of research papers are published, in leading scientific journals, which are co-authored by our undergraduate students, often (but not exclusively) based on work done during the final-year project.  Some recent examples are listed below (the author whose name appears with an asterisk was the undergraduate student).

  1. E.M.Bridge*, J. Millen, C.S. Adams and M.P.A. Jones, A vapor cell based on dispensers for laser spectroscopy, Rev. Sci. Instr 80, 013101 (2009)
  2. Scott A. Silburn*, Christopher D. Saunter, John M. Girkin, and Gordon D. Love Multidepth, multiparticle tracking for active microrheology using a smart camera Rev. Sci. Instrum. 82, 033712 (2011)
  3. A catalogue of potential adaptive optics survey fields from the UKIRT archive", Christopher, N.M.*, Smail, I., 2006, MNRAS, 365, 439-446
  4. Magnetic structures of the anisotropic intermetallic compounds Er2CoGa8 and Tm2CoGa8, R.D. Johnson, T. Frawley*, P. Manuel, D.D. Khalyavin, C. Adriano, C. Giles, P.G. Pagliuso, and P.D. Hatton, Phys. Rev. B 82 (10) 104407 (6 pp) (2010)
  5. DNA modified silicon nanocrystals studied by X-ray luminescence and X-ray absorption spectroscopies: Observation of a strong infra-red luminescence band P.R. Coxon, M. Newman*, M.R.C. Hunt, N., O'Farrell, B.R. Horrocks, N.R.J. Poolton and L. Siller, Journal of Applied Physics 111 (2012) 054311
  6. Sutton A.D., Roberts T.P., Walton D.J.*, Gladstone J.C., Scott A.E.*, 2012, MNRAS, 423, 1154-1177 "The most extreme ultraluminous X-ray sources: evidence for intermediate-mass black holes?"
  7. Middleton M.J., Cackett E.M., Shaw C*., Ramsay G., Roberts T.P., Wheatley P.J., 2012, MNRAS, 419, 336-341 "Identifying a new intermediate-polar using XMM-Newton and INTEGRAL"
  8. Walton D.J.*, Roberts T.P., Mateos S., Heard V.*, 2011, MNRAS, 416, 1844-1861 "2XMM Ultraluminous X-Ray Source Candidates in Nearby Galaxies"
  9. A. Foerster et al. on behalf of the CTA Consortium, 'Mirror Development for CTA', Proc. 32nd ICRC, Beijing, vol. 9, p.129 (2011)
  10. A. Foerster, R. Canestrari, P. Chadwick &  A. Knappy* on behalf of the CTA Consortium, Proc. 32nd ICRC, Beijing, vol. 9, p. 133 (2011)
  11. Danielson, A.L.R.*, Lehmer, B.D., Alexander, D.M., et al. 2012, MNRAS, 422, 494 "The Cosmic History of Hot Gas Cooling and Radio AGN Activity in Massive Early-Type Galaxies"
  12. An analytical model of off-resonant Faraday rotation in hot alkali metal vapours S.L. Kemp*, I.G. Hughes and S.L. Cornish J. Phys. B: At. Mol. Opt. Phys. 44 235004 (2011)