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Surfaces, Microstructure and Fracture Group

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Surface Physics Research

The movement of atoms and molecules on surfaces is critical for understanding many processes, from catalysis to hydrogen storage. Our research helps to shed light on the fundamental processes at work.

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Fracture & Shock Physics Research

In the SMF group, we conduct a wide range of research into understanding physical processes that govern material behaviour, from fundamental behavior to applied problems in mining and oil exploration.

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Find out about the variety of ways of joining the SMF group and getting involved with the exiting research that we conduct.

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Chemical Science accepts paper on Ionic Liquids

Nov 19, 2013

Congratulations to Eliza MacIntosh on the acceptance of her paper “Probing liquid behaviour by helium atom scattering: surface structure and phase transitions of an ionic liquid on Au(111)” as an Edge article in Chemical Science.

Applied Physics Letters publishes research on sand release-properties

Oct 19, 2013

Recent work from the SMF Fracture group on the shock and release of sand has been published in Applied Physics Letters

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