New paper published in the Journal of Chemical Physics. It looks at an old problem of accurately calculating energies of charged species in an infinite (periodically repeating) crystal. The 1/r dependence of the coulomb interactions makes this non-trivial. Tom Durrant, a PhD student at UCL in Alex Shluger’s group, has done painstaking work to unify… Read More ›
There will be a CECAM workshop at the University of Lincoln (Isaac Newton Building), 25-27th of June 2018, on Nano-structured soft matter: a synergy of approaches to amphiphilic and block copolymer systems. Andrei Zvelindovsky, Fabien Paillusson, Martin Greenall and Bart Vorselaars from the University of Lincoln and Xiaohu Guo from Daresbury Laboratory have successfully applied for… Read More ›
This week’s seminar will be jointly given by Dmitry Nerukh, Aston University and Gennady Chuev, visiting from the Institute of Theoretical and Experimental Biophysics, Russian Academy of Sciences, Pushchino, Russia. It will be in INB 3305 at 1pm on Wednesday Jan 31st. Dmitry will talk about ‘ Hybrid Molecular Dynamics – Hydrodynamics Modelling of Liquid Solutions: Whole… Read More ›
On the 24th of January 2018 Dr Alan Goddard from Aston University visited our School to discuss future collaborations and to deliver a seminar on cell membranes in biotechnology. The talk was well attended, by members of the School of Maths & Physics and the School of Life Sciences.
Jorge Kohanoff (Queen’s University Belfast) gave an overview of modelling irradiated materials, focussing on damage caused by electron capture. Some interesting observations concerned the inadvisability of taking a trip to Mars and UMOs (Unidentified Moving Objects). Around 40 attendees from 24+ institutions attended the meeting that brought together some of the community using and developing… Read More ›
In 1948 Hendrik Casimir calculated that two metallic plates in a vacuum (absence of particle of any kind…except for the plates themselves that is) would be subject to an attractive force owing to the quantum fluctuations of the electromagnetic field they are embedded in. This Force from nothing has lead to many heated speculations on the… Read More ›
Sergey Chulkov and Matt Watkins helped to deliver the 2017 CP2K user tutorial on ‘Advanced ab-initio MD methods’ at the University of Zurich, Switzerland. CP2K is a multinational open-source code for simulating material properties at an atomistic scale.
Scientific thinkers from around Europe will come together for the annual meeting of COST Crystallize. This year the crystallisation-focused meeting is taking place at the University of Lincoln in the UK. Crystallisation – the process of crystal formation via crystal nucleation and growth – is typically employed in chemical manufacturing as a purification step or… Read More ›
A conference on Crystallization will be held at the University of Lincoln on Monday 26th-Tuesday 27th of June 2017. It is the annual meeting of the Crystallize CM1402 EU COST Action involving scientists from 27 different countries. Invited speakers include: Chick Wilson (University of Bath, UK) Joop ter Horst (University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, UK) Jacco… Read More ›
Professor Dick Bedeaux from the Department of Chemistry at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology in Trondheim, Norway, is visiting us on 6-11 December 2016. He gave a seminar on “Curvature dependence of the heat and mass transfer resistances of the surface of nano bubbles and droplets”.
Matt Watkins visited Iain Bethune at the Edinburgh Parallel Computing Centre (EPCC, the administrators of the national supercomputer, ARCHER). We recorded a webinar tutorial focusing on the recent work that Matt and Sergey Chulkov have carried out on methods to calculate excited states of molecules and crystals in the CP2K code (funded by an eCSE… Read More ›
Matt Watkins recently published a combined experimental / computational study examining polarons near the surface of titanium dioxide in Physical Review Letters. A novel surface preparation technique, involving nearly 100 sputter/anneal cycles allowed Scanning Tunneling Microscopy measurements of the polarons at temperatures as low as 4K. At 4K the polarons were frozen in location, in… Read More ›
In collaboration with Durham university, a scholar of theoretical physics from the University of Lincoln has published new findings about the surprising behaviour of exotic phases forming in liquids in Physical Review Letters – the world’s premier physics letter journal. Dr Fabien Paillusson, Lecturer in the School of Mathematics & Physics, specialises in theoretical and computational modelling,… Read More ›
Bart Vorselaars visits the Waterloo Institute for Nanotechnology of the University of Waterloo in Canada for a joint research project with Prof. Mark Matsen and Dr. Russell Spencer.
Bart Vorselaars was invited to the Crystallize Annual COST meeting in Coimbra, Portugal (6-8th of April) and gave a presentation with the title “Nucleation from an aqueous solution and in a melt: inferring critical sizes and rates from simulation“.
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From Tuesday 8th to Thursday 10th of September, Bart and Martin attended the Institute of Physics conference Physical Aspects of Polymer Science. Both gave talks on recent results, with Bart reporting on field-theoretic simulations of diblock copolymers and Martin presenting calculations on disk-like bicelles. A number of speakers paid tribute to Professor Sir Sam Edwards (1928-2015), one of… Read More ›