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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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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New Publication Featured as Front-Page Story: ‘Enhanced Performance and Diffusion Robustness of Phase-Change Metasurfaces via a Hybrid Dielectric/Plasmonic Approach’

Congratulations to third year PGR Joe Shields, whose recent publication ‘Enhanced Performance and Diffusion Robustness of Phase-Change Metasurfaces via a Hybrid Dielectric/Plasmonic Approach’ was published in Nanomaterials and featured on their website as a front-page story. Joe explains the purpose of this work: Phase change materials can dramatically change their optical properties when they undergo a […]

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Zahid Hussain passes his viva!

Congratulations to PGR Zahid Hussain, who has passed his viva. His thesis was titled ‘Metal-organic Framework (MOFs) Derived Nanocomposites: Synthesis and Applications in Photocatalysis’. During his time with the CDT, Zahid published 11 papers, plus an English-to-Urdu translation of Seven Brief Lessons on Physics by Carlo Rovelli. Zahid now works as a postdoctoral researcher at Technical University […]

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New Publication: Time-domain imaging of curling modes in a confined magnetic vortex and a micromagnetic study exploring the role of spiral spin waves emitted by the core

Congratulations to David Osuna, whose paper, ‘Time-domain imaging of curling modes in a confined magnetic vortex and a micromagnetic study exploring the role of spiral spin waves emitted by the core’, was published this month in Physical Review B. David has recently finished his PhD in the CDT and is now a postdoctoral research fellow at University […]

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New Publication: An in situ investigation of the thermal decomposition of metal-organic framework NH2-MIL-125 (Ti)

Congratulations to Zahid Hussain for his new paper, ‘An in situ investigation of the thermal decomposition of metal-organic framework NH2-MIL-125 (Ti)’ , recently published in Microporous and Mesoporous Materials. Zahid explains the paper’s findings: Metal-organic frameworks (MOFs) are exceptionally porous and highly crystalline coordination polymers. Since the late 1990s, MOFs have been intensively investigated for a large variety […]

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New Publication: Electrical Detection of DC Spin Current Propagation Through an Epitaxial Antiferromagnetic NiO Layer

Congratulations to third year PGR David Newman, whose paper ‘Electrical Detection of DC Spin Current Propagation Through an Epitaxial Antiferromagnetic NiO Layer’ has recently been published in IEEE Transactions on Magnetics. David explains this work and the impact of its findings: Spin currents (net transfer of spin angular momentum) have been suggested as potential successors […]

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