School of Physics and Astronomy

Professor Kostya Trachenko


Professor of Physics | Director of Graduate Studies | Deputy Head of CCMMP

Telephone: 020 7882 6547
Room Number: G.O. Jones Building, Room 226


Research Interests:

Theoretical and computational condensed matter physics

I am particularly interested in the physics of liquids, amorphous solids, disordered magnetic systems, liquid-glass transition, as well as effects of radiation damage in materials and its effect on materials use in nuclear and fusion applications. This is discussed on my personal website in more detail.



  • Brazhkin VV, Fomin YD, Lyapin AG et al. (2013). "Liquid-gas" transition in the supercritical region: fundamental changes in the particle dynamics.. nameOfConference

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  • Bolmatov D, Brazhkin VV, Trachenko K (2013). Thermodynamic behaviour of supercritical matter. nameOfConference

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    Citations: 69
  • Zarkadoula E, Daraszewicz SL, Duffy DM et al. (2013). The nature of high-energy radiation damage in iron.. nameOfConference

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  • Brazhkin VV, Trachenko K (2012). What separates a liquid from a gas?. nameOfConference

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    Citations: 34
  • Bolmatov D, Brazhkin VV, Trachenko K (2012). The phonon theory of liquid thermodynamics. nameOfConference

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    Citations: 86


This is not an exhaustive list and I would be happy to discuss other project possibilities.

Project Title
Radiation damage of steels used in the nuclear industries
New understanding of liquid and supercritical states of matter