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Effect of electric field on migration of defects in oxides: Vacancies and interstitials in bulk MgO

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Thursday, August 16, 2018

New paper in PRB looking at effects of electric fields on defect migration in oxides. One place this is important is the gate oxides of transistors, especially modern devices with small dimensions. It is a nice collaboration with University College London and the technical university of Vienna.

Job vacancy: HPC Scientist & Computer Manager

School of Mathematics and Physics Location:  Brayford Salary:   From £32,548 per annum This post is full time. Closing Date:   Thursday 23 August 2018 Interview Date:   Tuesday 11 September 2018 Reference:  COS198B The University of Lincoln has established a School of Mathematics and Physics, as a part of the College of Science. We… Read More ›

Paper in Journal of Chemical Physics

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 ›

More polarons

“First-Principles Modeling of Polaron Formation in TiO2 Polymorphs” was just published in the Journal of Chemical Theory and Computation. A very fruitful collaboration with Keith McKenna’s group at the University of York.

British Spanish Society Award

PhD student Javier Díaz received the 2018 British Spanish Society Scholarship aimed at postgraduate students linking Spanish and British research. Plastic Energy sponsored one of the eight awards which will allow Javier  to extend his PhD with a stay in Barcelona to collaborate with Prof. Ignacio Pagonabarraga, working on polymer nanocomposites. The acceptance ceremony took… Read More ›

CECAM workshop in Lincoln

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 ›

Paper on Gibbs’ paradox

Originally posted on Theory of Complex Matter:
? In thermodynamics, quantities such as energy, volume, quantity of matter and the infamous entropy are so-called extensive quantities: if the system size is doubled their value is doubled too, if the system size is tripled so is their value and so on. That entropy is extensive ensures that…

CP2K Summer School 2018

Matt Watkins will be helping run the 2018 CP2K summer school. This will run from 19th-22nd June 2018 at the Science & Technology Facilities Council’s Daresbury Laboratory. Details here. If you would like to learn how to use the CP2K atomistic simulation software suite on HPC, or really want to visit Daresbury, register now.

2018 APS March Meeting in Los Angeles

From 5th till 9th of March 2018 Andrei Zvelindovsky and Javier Díaz attended the APS March Meeting in Los Angeles, California, USA.  On the Wednesday Poster Session Javier presented Mesoscopic Simulations of Nanoparticle/Block Copolymer Systems, while on Friday an oral presentation was given on the Polymer Nanocomposite session. Huge numbers of physicist from everywhere in the world… Read More ›

PGR research conference

I presented the progress of the first 6 months of my part-time master’s degree in the postgraduate research conference in the Double Tree Hilton in February 2018. I was still gaining familiarity with the software, but had some 1D and 3D simulations of drug release to present. Since I have a passion for science communication,… Read More ›

Research visit to Durham

From Tuesday February 13 to Thursday February 15 (2018) Fabien visited Durham university to discuss a research project with Halim Kusumaatmaja from Durham university UK and Victor Ambrus from West University of Timisoara Romania. The project aims at combining the numerical and theoretical skills of V. Ambrus to simulate hydrodynamics flows and the expertise of… Read More ›

Physics Seminar

On 31st Jan two experts in multi-scale modelling visited to discuss simulating Atomic Force Microscopy in solution with Matt Watkins’ group and give the physics seminar.  Gennady N. Chuev from the Institute of Theoretical & Experimental Biology, Russian Academy of Sciences (Pushchino, Moscow Region, Russia) managed to summarise classical density functional theory and integral equation… Read More ›

Physics Seminar – Jan 31st

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 ›

Fiona’s graduation

On 24th of January 2018 Fiona Bissett had her graduation ceremony in Lincoln Cathedral. Fiona is our second graduate in the history of the school, and the first Master by Research. Her Master of Science by Research thesis “Computational study of the self-assembly of hypoxanthine in the gas-phase and on the Au(111) surface” was written under the… Read More ›

Alan Goddard visits

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.  

CP2K user group meeting at Lincoln

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 ›

School Christmas Party

Originally posted on Maths & Physics News:
On 14 December 2017 we held our largest School Christmas Party with food, drinks, music and even Xmas quiz. For the first time we had students from the whole 3 years of study! The winner of the Xmas Quiz was a team of our 3rd year Physics students!

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