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Long ranged interactions between embedded inclusions in a membrane

Friday, September 15, 2017

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 ›

Multicomponent crystals. Copyright (c) Paolo Lucaioli

Scientific thinkers come together at pan-European Crystallize meeting

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 ›

Conference on Crystallization in Lincoln

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 ›

Dick Bedeaux visiting

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”.

ARCHER webinar

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 ›

Engineering Polarons at Metal Oxide surfaces

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 ›

New research sheds light on the surprising physical behaviour of exotic phases in liquid mixtures

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 in Canada

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.

Presentation in Coimbra on crystallization by Bart Vorselaars

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“.

Research highlights 2014-2015

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IoP Meeting on Physical Aspects of Polymer Science, Manchester

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 ›

The future of multi-scale soft matter modeling

International Lorentz workshop “The future of multi-scale soft matter modeling” took place on 31.08-4.09.2015 in Leiden, Holland. Around 25 scientists, including PhD students, took part in intensive program comprising  of lectures, poster and oral presentations and extensive Q&A and discussion sessions. The discussed simulation methods ranged from quantum and full atomistic molecular dynamics to various… Read More ›

International workshop in Holland

Fabien presents poster “Curvature induced phase separation in cubic phases” at Lorentz workshop “The future of multi-scale soft matter modeling”, 31.08-4.09.2015, Leiden, Holland.    

Lincoln Physics Seminar

Lincoln Materials Science Platform School of Mathematics and Physics   Professor Lev Kantorovich King’s College London   Monday, 17 November 2014 JBL0W05 – 10am   Theoretical Insight into the Role of Kinetics in Atomic-Scale Surface Processes Joseph Bamidele1, David Abbasi-Pérez2, Robert Turansky3, Jose M. Recio2, Ivan Stich3, and Lev Kantorovich1 1King’s College London, 2Universidad de Oviedo, 3Institute… Read More ›

2nd Lincoln Soft Matter Seminar

Lincoln Materials Science Platform School of Mathematics and Physics   Dr Kostas Daoulas Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research, Mainz, Germany   Monday 3rd November 2014 JBL2W02- 1pm   Studying soft materials for specific technological applications with “top-down” coarse-grained models   Studying soft matter on large time and length scales with computer simulations requires drastically coarse-grained… Read More ›

First Lincoln Soft Matter Seminar

Lincoln Materials Science Platform School of Mathematics and Physics   Professor Alexander Böker   Wednesday 22 October 2014 JBL3C01- 2pm   Ultra-thin Self-Assembled Protein-Polymer Membranes: A New Pore Forming Strategy   Patrick van Rijn, Murat Tutus, Christine Kathrein, Nathalie C. Mougin, Hyunji Park, Christopher Hein, Marco P. Schürings, and Alexander Böker*   DWI – Leibniz-Institut für Interaktive… Read More ›

Block copolymer talk at ACS meeting in Dallas

Today Andrei gave an invited talk “Block copolymers in confinements and under external fields: Computer simulation” at the symposium Structure for Function: Rational Design of New Functional Polymeric Materials organized by Chinedum Osuji and Roy Shenhar as a part of 247th ACS National Meeting and Exposition (March 16-20, 2014, Dallas, Texas, USA). The overall meeting’s motto was: “Chemistry… Read More ›


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