Category Archives: collaborations

New North East Centre for Energy Materials

We are happy to announce that we have been successful in winning funding from the Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund to set up the North East Centre for Energy Materials (NECEM). This £2.25m project will last just under 4 years and … Continue reading

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North East Energy Materials Symposium

Myself and Dr Budhika Mendis (Physics) have hosted a North East Energy Materials Symposium.  We hosted colleagues from Newcastle and Northumbria University as well as those from Durham to hear more about their research.  The range of talks addressed a wide … Continue reading

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Evolving Electronics published in Scientific Reports

Our collaborative team of Durham researchers have published an exciting new paper in Scientific Reports in which we show how Carbon Nanotubes suspended in Liquid Crystals can be ‘evolved’ to perform specific computational functions.  The video below shows a real-time … Continue reading

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New Paper on Charge Transport in Semicrystalline Polymers

We have published a new Paper in the Journal of Physical Chemistry C in which we examine the relationship between morphology and charge transport in semicrystalline conjugated polymers, specifically P3HT.  In it we generate realistic morphologies using a course-grained molecular … Continue reading

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ICOE and collaborations

For nearly a year we have been working closely with the group led by Dr Karin Zojer of TU Graz on developing new methodologies for Monte Carlo simulations.   Markus Krammer and Philipp Breitegger, that Masters students carrying out the work, … Continue reading

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Sheffield to Graz

Congratulations to Matt on his first conference presentation at the UK Semiconductor conference in Sheffield.  He presented his work on Hot Charge Transfer states and apparently got a free pint… Also, I recently visited Graz to give a seminar to … Continue reading

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Seminar from Prof Nigel Clarke

We were happy to welcome Prof Nigel Clarke from the Department of Physics and Astronomy at Sheffield University, who we do a lot of collaborative work with, for a talk entitled ‘Equilibrium, instabilities and structure formation in thin film polymer blends’.  … Continue reading

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Paper published in ACS Nano

A co-authored paper led by the Cornell group of Prof John Marohn has been published in ACS Nano.  Thanks to all the hard work in the Marohn group, Prof David Ginger for use of facilities, and the Royal Society for … Continue reading

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