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Surfaces, Microstructure and Fracture Group

Read more at: Review Article in Nature Reviews Physics

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.


Read more at: SHeM commercialisation project launched with Ionoptika Ltd.

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 .


Read more at: Undergraduate Summer School and Research Programme 2021

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.


Read more at: Summer School and Research Projects 2021

Summer School and Research Projects 2021

1 February 2021

Undergraduate Summer School and Research Projects in Surface nanoPhysics and Atom-Surface Scattering 2021 The Cavendish Surface Physics Group and Atom Scattering Facility invite undergraduate applications to a program of a remote/online summer school and collaborative summer research projects, which will be conducted...


Read more at: Undergraduate Summer 2020 Research Projects

Undergraduate Summer 2020 Research Projects

11 May 2020

The Cavendish Surface Physics Group and Atom Scattering Facility invite undergraduate applications to a programme of collaborative summer research projects, which will be conducted remotely, given current and likely restrictions on travel.


Read more at: PhD Project Available through CDT in Diamond Science and Technology

PhD Project Available through CDT in Diamond Science and Technology

11 June 2018

A fully funded PhD project to study the properties of Polycrystalline Diamond has recently become available through the CDT for Diamond Science and Technology. For more information contact Andrew Jardine .


Read more at: New Graduate Projects for 2017 Entry

New Graduate Projects for 2017 Entry

24 January 2017

New SMF group projects for PhD and MPhil research are now online.


Read more at: Matthew Bergin wins poster prize "Imaging surfaces with helium atoms"

Matthew Bergin wins poster prize "Imaging surfaces with helium atoms"

9 April 2015

Congratulations to Matt Bergin on winning the ISSC-20 (Birmingham) best student poster prize!


Read more at: Funded PhD Projects for October 2015 Entry

Funded PhD Projects for October 2015 Entry

5 March 2015

Applications are sought for several fully-funded PhD studentships, to start in October 2015.


Read more at: Funded MPhil Project Available on the Dynamic Properties of Nano-Modified Diamond

Funded MPhil Project Available on the Dynamic Properties of Nano-Modified Diamond

29 May 2014

New MPhil (by research) opportunity for October 2014 entry, to study the dynamic response of nano-modified industrial diamond