The School has an internationally recognised set of research programmes in astrophysics, condensed-matter physics, and photonics. Our work is carried out in modern laboratories in St Andrews, as well as at major international research facilities in the UK and abroad.

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Recent Submissions

  • Studies of multiferroic palladium perovskites 

    Pradhan, Dhiren K.; Mishra, Ajay K.; Kumari, Shalini; Basu, Abhisek; Somayazulu, Maddury; Gradauskaite, Elzbieta; Smith, Rebecca M.; Gardner, Jonathan; Turner, P. W.; N’Diaye, Alpha T.; Holcomb, M. B.; Katiyar, Ram S.; Zhou, Peng; Srinivasan, Gopalan; Gregg, J. M.; Scott, J. F. (2019-02-08) - Journal article
    We have studied the atomic force microscopy (AFM), X-ray Bragg reflections, X-ray absorption spectra (XAS) of the Pd L-edge, Scanning electron microscopey (SEM) and Raman spectra, and direct magnetoelectric tensor of ...
  • Time-resolved studies of energy transfer in thin films of green and red fluorescent proteins 

    Zajac, Joanna M.; Schubert, Marcel; Roland, Thomas; Keum, Changmin; Samuel, Ifor D. W.; Gather, Malte C. (2018-01-15) - Journal article
    Biologically derived fluorescent proteins are attractive candidates for lasing and sensing due to their excellent optical properties, including their high quantum yield, spectral tunability and robustness against concentration ...
  • Improved efficiency of PbS quantum dot sensitized NiO photocathodes with naphthalene diimide electron acceptor bound to the surface of the nanocrystals 

    Raissi, Mahfoudh; Sajjad, Muhammad T.; Farré, Yoann; Roland, Thomas J.; Ruseckas, Arvydas; Samuel, Ifor D. W.; Odobel, Fabrice (2018-07) - Journal article
    Hybrid materials combining a wide bandgap metal oxide semiconductor, metal chalcogenide nanocrystals and molecular systems represent very attractive materials for fabricating devices with new function or improved ...
  • Defect-induced magnetism in II-VI quantum dots 

    Lima, Matheus P.; Cabral, L.; Margapoti, Emanuela; Mahapatra, Suddhasatta; Da Silva, Juarez L. F.; Hartmann, Fabian; Höfling, Sven; Marques, Gilmar E.; Lopez-Richard, Victor (2019-01-22) - Journal article
    The identification of physical parameters that lead to magnetism in apparent nonmagnetic semiconductor systems has continuously challenged our community. In particular, for quantum-dot systems, they are key factors that ...
  • Breakdown of a topological transition in two-dimensional spin-ice due to geometry effects 

    Ferreyra, Maria Victoria; Grigera, Santiago Andres (2018-12) - Journal article
    We investigate the topological transition that takes place in spin-ice systems when a polarising field is applied along a principal axis. In particular, we analyse a two dimensional spin-ice model; we find that the topological ...

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