Materials Physics Group
The Materials Physics Group explore a broad range of areas in applied physics that are predominantly based around the physics and practical applications of organic thin-films.
Using steady-state and time-resolved optical spectroscopic techniques to study electronic structure and excited-state dynamics of conjugated carbon-based materials.
Understanding singlet exciton fission in polyenes and acenes, and controlling singlet and triplet exciton energies through solid-state and molecular engineering.
Exploring polymers at surfaces and interfaces: film stability and dewetting; phase separation; diffusion of polymers on surfaces and in films; polymer adsorption.
Soft nanotechnology: responsive polymers as actuators; switchable adhesion; diffusion on patterned surfaces.
Photonic and polaritonic structures and lasers based on thin films of organic and 'hybrid-semiconductor' materials.
Photovoltaic and light emitting devices based on perovskites and polymeric semiconductors; developing manufacturing processes
Investigating future energy systems through collaborative interactions with the public.
Performance and integration of PV systems into the UK electricity network.
Developing a range of sensor devices for waterborne analyses, including electrolyte-gated thin film transistors and fibre-optic 'evanescent wave’ transducers.For more detailed information please see the following websites:
Academic staff and research fellows
- Dr Alastair Buckley
- Professor Nigel Clarke
- Professor Mark Geoghegan
- Dr Martin Grell
- Professor Jamie Hobbs
- Professor Richard Jones FRS
- Professor David Lidzey