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

  • Composite materials with vanishing effective permittivity 

    Akpan, Usenobong Benjamin (2023-11-29) - Thesis
    My PhD research thesis, entitled "Composite materials with vanishing effective permittivity" is presented here. Epsilon Near Zero (ENZ) Metamaterials (MMs) are photonic media in which the real part of the relative dielectric ...
  • Measurements and modelling of the kinetics of thermally activated delayed fluorescence 

    Diesing, Stefan (2023-11-29) - Thesis
    Efficient organic light-emitting diodes (OLEDs) enable the commercialisation of energy efficient and high contrast displays, and are being exploited increasingly in telecommunication and biomedical applications. In an ...
  • Imaging surface magnetism in ruthenates 

    Benedičič, Izidor (2023-11-29) - Thesis
    The rapid development of technologies used in computers and consumer electronics is founded in modern condensed matter physics. Advances in the physics of lasers, semiconductors and nanofabrication have enabled precise ...
  • The formation of high-mass stars and stellar clusters 

    Zhang, Suinan (2023-11-29) - Thesis
    The earliest phase of high-mass star formation has remained a challenging topic. The distinguishing feature between competing theoretical models is the prediction for the high-mass prestellar cores. This thesis presents ...
  • Prominences : the phantom menace 

    Waugh, Rosie (2023-11-29) - Thesis
    It has been proposed that slingshot prominences may be a mass and angular momentum loss mechanism for rapidly rotating young stars. Stellar evolution models currently rely only on the wind as the angular momentum loss ...

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