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Snailv2 Best way to rid a garden of snails revealed by QMUL scientist
16 May 2014

Gardeners wanting to rid their spring flowerbeds of pesky snails may have to ditch the beer traps and egg shells and revert to developing a strong throwing arm, according to new research co-authored by a physicist at Queen Mary University of London. 

Congratulations to Dr Koji Yokoyama
27 October 2017

Congratulations to Dr Koji Yokoyama, one of our PDRAs working on the MuSES project with Alan Drew, who recently won the poster prize at the international conference on muon spin spectroscopy.

Dr Helen Duncan
27 October 2016

Congratulations to Dr Helen Duncan, who has been awarded her PhD for a thesis entitled Modelling local order in organic and metal-organic ferroic materials using the reverse Monte Carlo method and total neutron scattering, supervised by Dr Anthony Phillips and Prof. Martin Dove.

Two postdoctoral research assistant positions
27 October 2017

Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) has two vacancies for 36 months for a Postdoctoral Research Assistants.

Liquid-like metals under pressurev2 Liquid-like metals under pressure
18 November 2016

There is currently a surge of interest in mechanical behaviour of nanoscale systems with the aim to understand if metastability in a variety of materials can be achieved, explained and indeed exploited.

New insights into the glass transition New insights into the glass transition
4 May 2011

What happens to a liquid when you cool it to obtain a glass? Despite the apparent simplicity of this question, understanding glass transition has defied the previous efforts of many theorists, and has become has become one of the "most interesting unsolved problem in solid state theory", according to eminent scientists. This is particularly exciting because we now claim to understand such exotic states of matter such as superfluidity and superconductivity, yet cooling a liquid to obtain glass comes across as conceptually simple.

small_graphical_abstractv2 Local insight into electric ordering
10 November 2016

Hybrid perovskite analogues – materials that combine small organic ions with metals to create a framework structure – have important applications in fields ranging from solar power generation to computing and data storage.

Experiments Exploiting Central Facilities
4 January 2016

The centre makes considerable use of beams of radiation produced at national facilities such as ISIS and Diamond. ISIS generates beams of neutrons and muons, and Diamond is a synchrotron that produces high-intensity beams of electromagnetic radiation of x-ray wavelengths and larger. 

pyrochlorev2 Functional Materials
6 January 2016

Functional materials have physical and chemical properties that are sensitive to a change in their environment: for instance, they might depend on temperature, pressure, electric field, magnetic field and optical wavelength.

PhDv2 Congratulations to Kemal Keseroglu for a successful PhD viva.
15 December 2017

Our congratulations to Kemal Keseroglu (Dr Andrei Sapelkin) who successfully passed his PhD viva on 7th December 2017. The title of the thesis is "Super-Resolution Imaging via Spectral Separation of Quantum Dots” and is now available online.

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