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Surfaces, Microstructure and Fracture Group


Surfaces, Microstructure and Fracture is a federated body of research groups with varied interests in condensed matter physics.


Latest news

Review Article in Nature Reviews Physics

12 October 2021

A short review article, Probing surface motion above ambient temperature with helium spin-echo spectroscopy , has just been published in Nature Reviews Physics by Dr Nadav Avidor.

SHeM commercialisation project launched with Ionoptika Ltd.

1 September 2021

We are pleased to announce the start of a Knowledge Transfer Partnership with Ionoptika Ltd. to commercialise our scanning helium microscope (SHeM) technology. For more information, contact the project lead, David Ward .

Undergraduate Summer School and Research Programme 2021

28 June 2021

Welcome to the 46 students who will be joining us for our undergraduate summer school and 8-10 week research projects in surface nano-physics and atom-surface scattering.