A Luneburg lens for spin waves

Congratulations to XM² PGR Natalie Whitehead for her publication on “A Luneburg lens for spin waves“: https://doi.org/10.1063/1.5049470 (Applied Physics Letters 113). In this article, the researchers report on the theory of a Luneburg lens for forward-volume magnetostatic spin waves and verify its operation via micromagnetic modelling. The lens converts a...

CDT office Xmas closure

The CDT office will be closed from 21 December 2018, 4 pm, until including 1 January 2019. If all goes well business should revert back to normal on 2nd January with Kelyn manning the office full-time, and Deb as usual from Tuesday to Wednesday. Alastair will return on 3rd January,...

Riddle time!

An easy one to go with the Christmas celebrations and to kill the digestive time under the festively decorated needle tree: What’s the x standing for?   The answer to last month’s riddle: who killed the scientist?  Gabi and Felice, obviously, if you know your periodic table of elements: 31 => (Ga)llium;...

From Smart Materials to Smart Things – Smart NanoMaterials 2018 in Paris: Presentation prize for XM2 PGR Charlie-Ray Mann

The first European conference on Smart Nanomaterials took place at the École Nationale Supérieure de Chimie in Paris, France, 10 – 13 December 2018: Internationally known experts, including industry leaders, met at the first European conference on Smart Nanomaterials to discuss the most critical technological advances, innovations and new practical...

Materials for Clean Energy Conference at NPL – Registration now open

We have the pleasure to announce that registration for the Materials for Clean Energy Conference (MCEC2019), held at the National Physical Laboratory from 8 – 10 April 2019, is now open: http://www.mcec2019.org/ MCEC2019 will focus on the latest developments in the fields of energy harvesting and energy storage, bringing together academics...

XM2 graduation 2018 – a day to be proud

Very many congratulations to our XM² graduates in the 2018 winter ceremony. They joined our first two graduates from summer 2018 (Alba Paniagua Diaz and Tanveer Tabish) in the ranks of XM² PGRs who successfully completed their PhD. A few more from our 2014 cohort are due to graduate in...

Microwave edge modes on a metasurface with glide symmetry

Very many congratulations to 3rd year CDT PGR Julia De Pineda Gutierrez for her latest publication on Microwave edge modes on a metasurface with glide symmetry, published in the November edition of Physical Review B. Julia is supervised by Prof A P Hibbins and Prof J R Sambles (FRS). She...

XM2 visit at IBM in Daresbury

On Friday, 7th December 2018, 16 of our third and fourth year postgraduate researchers visited The Hartree Centre (IBM) in Daresbury.  The Hartree Centre is transforming UK industry through high performance computing, big data and cognitive technologies. We got to know representatives from Daresbury’s IBM research team, who introduced us...

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