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Condensed Matter & Materials Physics

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Condensed Matter & Materials Physics (CMMP)

The Condensed Matter & Materials Physics Group (CMMP) consists of 19 research groups who cover a wide range condensed matter physics. The CMMP’s research combines experimental, theoretical and computational approaches. Systems studied include nanodevices, battery materials, multiferroics, chemical reactions, defects, surfaces, correlated electronic states, spin liquids, spin ice, ultrathin epitaxial films, heterostructures, biological systems and soft matter. Techniques applied include neutron and X-ray scattering, atomic-scale fabrication, scanning tunnelling microscopy, thermodynamic measurements, and computational modelling. The CMMP maintains strong connections with the UK central facilities at Harwell, with the Thomas Young Centre for computational materials physics and with the London Centre for Nanotechnology.