Scanning probe microscopy can image surfaces with atomic resolution, can manipulate atoms and molecules on them, and can reveal their electronic states.
We research how quantum mechanical and thermodynamic properties of molecules, nanostructures, multilayers and glassy materials can be modified.
Nanoscience has many biomedical applications; we are working on new pacemaker concepts, wearable glucose monitors, and new forms of drug delivery.
Our research focuses on the atomic scale structure and dynamics of liquids and glasses and makes extensive use of both neutron and x-ray scattering methods.
We make and study 2D layered crystals down to single, atomically-thin layers; these can be manipulated in many ways to produce new phenomena.
We are interested in modelling the electronic band structure, localised states and lattice dynamics of nanoscale materials.
We make, investigate and model electronic devices at length scales small enough that their behaviour is quantum in nature, leading to new device concepts.
At Bath, we have extensive nanofabrication and characterisation facilities; group members also use neutron sources and synchrotrons for high energy photons.
Based at Bristol and Bath, our CDT trains students in condensed matter physics, including experiment, theory, fundamental physics and device applications.