Condensed Matter Physics Events


Previous Events

Kesterite CZTSSe solar cells: our insights in converting S-rich nanoparticles into Se-rich solar absorbers

Friday 29 November 2019

Dr Guillaume Zoppi is an associate professor from the Northumbria University, Newcastle

Photoelectron spectroscopy for the functional characterization of photoelectrodes

Friday 22 November 2019

Dr Freddy Oropeza is from the IMDEA Energy Institute in Spain.

Double moiré with a twist: super-moiré in encapsulated graphene

Tuesday 19 November 2019

Dr Lucian Covaci is from the University of Antwerp

Earth abundant solar absorbers: optical properties, band alignments and solar cells

Friday 15 November 2019

Prof Tim Veal is from the Stephenson Institute for Renewable Energy and Department of Physics, University of Liverpool

Extending the Inelastic Mean Free Path: From soft to hard X-ray Photoelectron Spectroscopy

Friday 8 November 2019

Dr Regoutz is a Lecturer in Materials Chemistry in the Department of Chemistry at University College London. She is a CAMS-UK Fellow and holds a Visiting Scientist position at Diamond Light Source.

Quantum Sorting: a new paradigm of quantum measurement in electron microscopy

Friday 1 November 2019

Dr Vincenzo Grillo is from CNR-NANO, Institute of Nanoscience, Italy.

Quantum Phase Transitions in disordered nanostructures

Friday 25 October 2019

Guilherme A Canella is studying his PhD at Sao Paulo State University, Brazil

A geometrical approach to nanocatalysis

Friday 18 October 2019

Dr Francesca Baletto is from the Department of Physics at King's College London

Manipulation of charge density waves in transition metal dichalcogenides by strain and adsorbates

Tuesday 8 October 2019

Dr Fabrizio Cossu from the Asia Pacific Centre for Theoretical Physics in Korea

Exploring physical phenomena in 2D materials and their heterostructures via multifunctional scanning probe microscopy

Friday 27 September 2019

Prof. Oleg Kolosov is from the Physics Department and Materials Science Institute at the University of Lancaster

Secondary Electron (Energy) Matters

Friday 20 September 2019

Dr Cornelea Rodenburg is from the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at the University of Sheffield

Broadband Ferromagnetic Resonance Spectroscopy: The “Swiss Army Knife” for Understanding Spin-Orbit Phenomena

Monday 9 September 2019

Dr Justin Shaw, is one of the IEEE Magnetics Distinguished Lecturers in 2019

Spintronics with two-dimensional materials

Friday 6 September 2019

Dr Ahmet Avsar, from École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), Switzerland

Can science cope with open systems?

Friday 14 June 2019

Prof. Stefanovska runs the Nonlinear Biomedical Physics group at Lancaster University. Her research focuses on the physical principles underlying living systems.

Structure and properties of extended defects in materials through first principles calculations and electron microscopy

Friday 7 June 2019

Seminar by Dr Keith McKenna, CMPi Co-ordinator, University of York

Germanium spintronics with Heusler alloys & the growth of pseudo-gap Heisler-alloy films

Tuesday 4 June 2019

Prof. Kohei Hamaya - Department of Systems Innovation, Osaka University

TMD-on-Silicon Lasers

Friday 31 May 2019

Dr Yue (Christina) Wang will deliver a special CMpi seminar. Christina - a member of the Photonics group since 2013 - was awarded a Royal Academy of Engineering Fellow September last year with her project TOAST - two-dimensional optical amplification for silicon technologies. This special seminar is therefore a good opportunity to learn about TOAST and her recent work on TMD lasers.

Charge Density-Wave States in Single-Layer Transition-Metal Dichalcogenides

Friday 17 May 2019

Phil King is a Royal Society URF and Professor of Physics at the School of Physics and Astronomy, St Andrews.

In-situ depth profiling of lithium in solid-electrolyte using ion and neutron beams

Tuesday 14 May 2019

Dr Koboyashi is research scientist working in the Photonics Control Technology team at the RIKEN Center for Advanced Photonics

Thermomagnetic recording fidelity of nanometer sized iron: implications for planetary magnetism

Wednesday 10 April 2019

Wyn Williams is Professor of Mineral Physics at the School of GeoSciences at the University of Edinburgh.

Magnetocaloric Effect: From Energy Efficient Refrigeration to Fundamental Studies of Phase Transitions

Wednesday 10 April 2019

Professor Victorino Franco (University of Seville) is one of this year's IEEE Distinguished Lecturers

Brillouin optomechanical strong coupling

Friday 5 April 2019

Dr Michael Vanner is a Lecturer at the Department of Physics, ICL, where he leads the quantum measurement lab. His research interests include cavity quantum optomechanics, quantum photonics, and hybrid quantum systems.

Tuning Magnetic Anisotropy in Nanostructures for Biomedical and Electromagnetic Applications

Thursday 7 March 2019

Prof Hari Srikanth is a professor of physics at the University of South Florida (USF).

Methods for obtaining the exact density functional

Friday 1 March 2019

Dr Baker is a postdoctoral researcher at the Institut Quantique, Université de Sherbrooke, Quebec, Canada.

Magnetooptical effects: enhancement by structures and application

Thursday 14 February 2019

Prof Hironaga Uchida is visiting from Toyohashi University of Technology in Japan

Spin and energy resolved imaging with Scanning Field-Emission Microscopy (SFEM)

Friday 1 February 2019

This seminar will review Dr Walker's collaborative work recently developed at ETH Zürich, which aimed to apply a newly developed Scanning Field-Emission Microscopy technique to investigations of magnetic samples.

Introduction to the Questaal LMTO Suite

Friday 18 January 2019

Dr Jackson specialises in f-electron systems, magnetism and methods for treating strong electronic correlation, specifically the GW approximation and the self-interaction correction to DFT.

Rhombohedral graphene and the SSH model

Wednesday 19 December 2018

Dr McCann is a theorist who specialises in electronic & transport properties of graphene-based systems, widely known for his work on gapped bilayer graphene and weak localisation.

Bioinspired energy materials and processes with applications

Friday 14 December 2018

Prof. Lidija Šiller is from the School of Engineering, Newcastle University, UK

Magnetic skyrmions in ultrathin films

Wednesday 5 December 2018

Dr Thiaville is a world-leading researcher in the area of interfacial magnetic phenomena

Structural Magnetostrictive Alloys: From Flexible Sensors to Energy Harvesters and Magnetically Controlled Auxetics

Monday 3 December 2018

Prof. Alison B. Flatau is one of this year's Magnetics Society Distinguished Lecturers

Interfacial Spin-Orbit Phenomena in 2D Materials

Friday 9 November 2018

A seminar by Dr Aires Ferreira of the University of York

NanoELPH: Nanoscale Electronic and Phononic Phenomena in Materials for Future Technologies

Friday 19 October 2018

A seminar by Prof Sarah Thompson of the University of York

"Low-loss bulk and edge plasmons in graphene heterostructures – a theoretical study"

Wednesday 10 October 2018

Dr Alessandro Principi is from the School of Physics & Astronomy, University of Manchester

Focused electron beam induced deposition and off-axis electron holography investigation of bi-magnetic core-shell nanostructures

Friday 28 September 2018

Focused electron beam induced deposition and off-axis electron holography investigation of bi-magnetic core-shell nanostructures

Small Structures Big Effects: Multiscale Structure-Function Relationships in Musculoskeletal Tissues

Thursday 20 September 2018

Alix Deymier is an assistant professor in Biomedical Engineering at the UConn School of Dental Medicine.

Molecular spintronics using magnetic oxides and advanced solid state simulations for new generation thermoelectric materials

Friday 31 August 2018

Dr Graziosi's talk will focus on two subjects that cover his past work and his new Marie Curie project, on molecular spintronics and thermoelectrics, respectively

"Reshaping the optics in transmission electron microscopy for a modern imaging era"

Tuesday 3 July 2018

Dr Laura Clark is from the Department of Physics and Astronomy at Monash University, Australia.

First-Principles Modelling and Quantum Transport Simulations of 2D Materials

Monday 11 June 2018

The Condensed Matter Physics Institute will be hosting a two-day workshop on First-Principles Modelling and Quantum Transport Simulations of 2D Materials

“Direct crystal phase engineering of 2D materials”

Friday 1 June 2018

Mattevi is a Royal Society University Research Fellow and a Lecturer at the Materials Department, ICL. Her research interests centre on science and engineering of novel 2D atomically thin semiconducting materials to enable applications in optoelectronics and energy storage.

"Do we understand quantum field theory?"

Tuesday 15 May 2018

Our informal series "Quantum Cafe" is finally back after a long (and wet) Autumn/Spring terms.

Vibrating nanotubes for quantum science and technology

Friday 27 April 2018

Dr Laird is a Royal Academy of Engineering Research Fellow based at the Department of Materials, Oxford, where he is part of the Quantum Electronic Devices Group. Dr Laird specialises in nanofabrication, quantum transport, and spin resonance, aiming to develop new technology and to explore fundamental science in quantum engineered devices.

"Prospects for using levitated optomechanics to test fundamental physics"

Friday 20 April 2018

Prof Ulbricht will talk about our recent experiments with levitated optomechanical systems and their relevance for both sensing applications and tests of fundamental physics.

"Novel Magnetic Behavior in FeSe Thin Films and Ribbons"

Friday 13 April 2018

Prof Michael Weinert is a Distinguished Professor of Condensed Matter Theory and Director of the Laboratory for Surface Studies at Wisconsin-Milwaukee.

"Magnetic Phase Interference in Artificial Magnetic Lattices: Functions and Applications to Optical, High-Frequency, and Spin Wave Devices"

Wednesday 11 April 2018

Prof. Mitsuteru Inoue, Toyohashi University of Technology, Japan is one of this year's Magnetics Society Distinguished Lecturers

"Spin Conversion Phenomena in Spintronics"

Friday 6 April 2018

Prof. YoshiChika Otani is one of this year's Magnetics Society Distinguished Lecturers

"What's so special about glass? Structures, properties, and applications of glasses"

Wednesday 4 April 2018

A CMPi seminar by Dr Gavin Mountjoy of the University of kent

Seminar: Visualising dynamic chemical reactions and magnetic behaviour of nano-scale magnetic materials using electron microscopy

Friday 16 March 2018

A seminar by Dr Trevor Almeira (School of Physics and Astronomy, University of Glasgow)

Synthesis of ceramic nanoparticles by CO2 laser vaporisation

Monday 2 November 2015

Besides conventional and generative processes for the fabrication of nanoporous or dense sintered structures Mother Nature serves as an inspiration for innovative approaches for the synthesis of biomimetic composite structures.

How to get published in Nature journals

Wednesday 16 September 2015

Luke Fleet will be giving a talk on how to get published in Nature journals.

Professor Hiroyuki Awano presentation

Friday 4 September 2015

Prof Hiroyuki Awano from Toyota Technological Institute will be giving a presentation on the two topics.

Threshold Current Density of Domain Wall Motion in Tb-based Ferrimagnetic Alloys

Monday 20 July 2015

Dr Shiho Nakamura will give a talk on Threshold Current Density of Domain Wall Motion in Tb-based Ferrimagnetic Alloys.

TEM/STEM study of transition metal doped ZnO thin films

Friday 14 September 2012

Nanocentre lunch seminar by Dr Andreas Kovac

Epitaxy of MnSb polymorphs on GaAs(111): a robust half-metal?

Friday 11 May 2012

A Condensed Matter Physics seminar by Professor Guangyu Go

Molecules on surfaces – a challenge for electronic structure theory

Friday 4 May 2012

A condensed matter seminar by Patrick Rinke

Epitaxy of MnSb polymorphs on GaAs(111): a robust half-metal?

Thursday 3 May 2012

A condensed matter physics seminar by Gavin Bell

Electronic excitations in itinerant ferromagnets from first principles

Friday 16 March 2012

A seminar by Professor Arno Schindlmayr, University of Paderborn, Germany

Seminar: Modelling the magnetoresistance of disordered superconducting films

Monday 9 January 2012

Visiting speaker Dr Gareth Conduit, from the the Weizmann Institute of Science and the Ben Gurion University of the Negev, will give a seminar for the Condensed Matter Physics research group

Seminar: Understanding the assembly of Si and Si-Co Clusters on Si(111) Surface

Thursday 15 September 2011

Visiting speaker Associate Professor Eng Soon Tok, from the National University of Singapore, will give a seminar for the Condensed Matter Physics research group

Microscale phase separation in fermionic systems with exotic superfluidity

Thursday 14 July 2011

Seminar hosted by the CMT and Nanophysics research groups in the Department of Physics

Did it jump or was it pushed?

Monday 16 May 2011

Visiting speaker Dr Bill Allison of the Surface Physics Group at the Cavendish Laboratory, Cambridge, will give a talk in the Physics Department

Understanding the Properties of Surfaces and Interfaces in Nanoscale and Nanostructured Materials

Thursday 14 April 2011

An insight into the properties and non-equilibrium behaviour Nanoscale and nanostructured materials by the application of first principles based theoretical modelling.

A complete methodology for the analysis, simulation and reconstruction of 3D nanostructures

Friday 8 April 2011

Seminar hosted by the Department of Physics

Two- and three-dimensional characterisation of nanostructures using advanced TEM techniques

Friday 25 March 2011

A joint seminar between the Condensed Matter Theory and Nanophysics research groups and the Nanocentre

Interfacial properties of organic semiconductor / ferromagnetic heterojunctions

Monday 14 March 2011

The next instalment of the Physics joint CMT / nanophysics group seminar series is given by Dr Andrew Pratt of the Department of Physics here in York.

Synthesis of magnetic nanoparticles for biomedical applications

Monday 28 February 2011

The next seminar in the Physics Department's series of joint Condensed Matter Theory and Nanophysics research group seminars looks at magnetic nanoparticles.

Making a thermometer on a nano-stick

Friday 25 February 2011

Dr Phil Dobson of the University of Glasgow's Engineering department talks about measuring thermal properties on the micro and nano-scale using Scanning Thermal Microscopy (SThM)

Past Seminars