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The main techniques are...
Density Functional Theory
atom positions in simulated burning nitromethane, and the
position of the electrons calculated quantum mechanically. (movies
by Iain MacLeod)
We can tell
how crystalline ammonia vibrates from rigid and non-rigid molecule
molecular dynamics (movies by Murshed Siddick).
Behaviour of materials in the extremely radioactive
environment of a nuclear power reactor, to determine the safe lifetime
of steels under radiation.
cascade modelling shows how damage occurs after a collision of a
highly energetic particle with a material, and then mostly heals as the
Nanoscale machining in steel and titanium alloys
Fundamental physics of Martensitic Transformations
Martensitic phase transitions occur very quickly, in a well defined way
such that each atom in the "parent" phases goes to a well defined site
in the "daughter" phase.
Prof. Graeme Ackland
Prof. Jason Crain
Prof. Simon Bates
Dr. Miriam Marques
Dr. Derek Hepburn
Dr. Paul Tulip