Featured Research

A student performing an experiment on a vacation research placement.

Discussing results in the Remote Tokamak Control Room. © John Houlihan

Published Papers

Theoretical study of core-loss electron energy-loss spectroscopy at graphene nano ribbon edges

Posted on Wednesday 1 June 2016

Graphene is widely touted as a wonder material, but for device applications it requires nanoscale fabrication and characterisation.

First-principles study of the Fe | MgO(001) interface: magnetic anisotropy

Posted on Wednesday 1 June 2016

Magnetoresistive Random Access Memory (MRAM) is a low power non-volatile memory technology which is currently being considered as a replacement for the current DRAM memory technology.

Reproducibility in density functional theory calculations of solids

Posted on Wednesday 1 June 2016

Scientists from the University of York teamed up with colleagues from over 30 universities and institutes across Europe to investigate to what extent quantum simulations of material properties agree when they are performed by different researchers and with different software.

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Invited Talks

Recent invited talks:


Nanographene device design

Graphene is a one atom thick piece of carbon 'chicken wire' that has enormous potential for broad-reaching applications.


Mechanical effects of highly twisted light interacting with two-level atoms

The subject of this invited talk is light that is endowed with a twist and its interaction with atoms.


The role of interface atomic and electronic structure in half metallic heterostructures

Spintronics aims to utilise the spin of the electrons in order to create fast and low power next generation logic and data storage devices.

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