New Publication: Toward efficient and tailorable mid-infrared emitters utilizing multilayer graphene

Congratulations to fourth-year PGR Dean Patient, whose paper ‘Toward efficient and tailorable mid-infrared emitters utilizing multilayer graphene’ was recently published in Applied Physics Letters. Dean summarises the paper’s findings: In this work, we experimentally fabricate devices consisting of multi-layer graphene with an incorporated back-reflector. The resultant devices have a roughly 4-fold increase in emission compared […]

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New Publication: Tailoring the spectral properties of layered chiral mid-infrared metamaterials

Congratulations to final year PGR Hannah Barnard, whose paper ‘Tailoring the spectral properties of layered chiral mid-infrared metamaterials‘ was published in Applied Physics Letters last month. Hannah explains the significance of the paper’s findings: Metamaterials, an important class of man-made material in which metals are patterned into periodic, subwavelength structures, can be designed for a […]

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New Publication: Transition Metal Synthetic Ferrimagnets: Tunable Media for All-Optical Switching Driven by Nanoscale Spin Current

Congratulations to fourth year PGRs David Newman and Connor Sait, who have co-authored the paper ‘Transition Metal Synthetic Ferrimagnets: Tunable Media for All-Optical Switching Driven by Nanoscale Spin Current‘, recently published in Nano Letters. Synthetic ferrimagnets (SFi’s) represent a promising avenue for magnetic data storage devices since they have greater tunability (by varying the thickness […]

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New Publication: Designing the collective non-local responses of metasurfaces

Congratulations to third year PGR James Capers, whose paper ‘Designing the collective non-local responses of metasurfaces’ was published in Communications Physics last month. James describes the significance of the findings: Recently, there has been growing interest in how metamaterials can be designed to perform a specific function.  The ability to perform specific input field to […]

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James Capers contributes oral presentation at General Assembly and Scientific Symposium (GASS)

Second year PGR James Capers recently gave an oral presentation at General Assembly and Scientific Symposium (GASS) of the International Union of Radio Science (URSI). Held only every 3 years, URSI GASS is one of the largest conferences about the theory of electromagnetism and radio science, attracting some of the biggest names in the field of Metamaterials […]

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New Publication: Experimental characterization of acoustic beaming from an elastic plate by coupled symmetric leaky Lamb modes

Congratulations to CDT alumnus Dr Tom Graham, whose paper ‘Experimental characterization of acoustic beaming from an elastic plate by coupled symmetric leaky Lamb modes’ has recently been published in Physical Review B. Tom graduated in 2019. Abstract Designer mode dispersions with properties such as negative or zero group velocities have applications in tailored wave propagation […]

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New Publication: Coupled Scholte modes supported by soft elastic plates in water

Congratulations to third year PGR Beth Staples, whose paper ‘Coupled Scholte modes supported by soft elastic plates in water’ was recently published in Physical Review E. Abstract Localized acoustic surface waves supported by a “soft” elastic plate in water are explored. Unlike many materials, such as aluminum, for soft interfaces the Scholte wave, a localized […]

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New Publication: Recent Advances in Metal–Organic Frameworks Derived Nanocomposites for Photocatalytic Applications in Energy and Environment

Congratulations to Dr Zahid Hussain, whose paper ‘Recent Advances in Metal–Organic Frameworks Derived Nanocomposites for Photocatalytic Applications in Energy and Environment’ has been recently published in Advanced Science. Zahid explains the paper’s significance: Solar energy is tremendously abundant and on average every second about 173,000 terawatts of solar energy continuously reach the Earth, of which UV […]

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New Publication: Supersymmetry, half-bound states, and grazing incidence reflection

Congratulations to third year PGR Dean Patient, whose paper ‘Supersymmetry, half-bound states, and grazing incidence reflection’ was published in Journal of Optics. Dean explains his findings: Any wave that approaches a material at grazing incidence will almost always completely reflect, this effect can be seen all around us: we can see the reflection of the […]

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PGR contributions and poster winner at IOP Magnetism 2021

Five of our PGRs contributed to this year’s IOP Magnetism conference; IoP Magnetism is the largest conference for the UK/RoI magnetism community and features researchers/industry from across Europe.     The contributions from our PGRs were: CONTRIBUTED TALKS: Oliver Latcham – “Magnetically tunable resonant acoustic transmission in phononic crystals” Kostas Chatzimpaloglou – “Optically detected spin-orbit […]

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