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.
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.
We are an interdisciplinary research centre bridging science and engineering.
Based at Bristol and Bath, our CDT trains students in condensed matter physics, including experiment, theory, fundamental physics and device applications.