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Materials Simulations

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A deeper insight into the behaviour of electrons in materials can be provided by numerical simulations of their quantum mechanics on supercomputers. The results of such calculations are used to betterunderstand the fundamental interactions which give rise to collective phenomena such as superconductivity and magnetism, either in their own right or by informing the interpretation of experimental data.

Computational research is also aimed at furthering our understanding of the basic physics underpinning techniques such as optical tweezers and scanning probe microscopy, as well as molecular simulations to explore the behaviour of soft matter including liquid crystals and polymers. The group has developed an internationally leading suite of software tools for
predicting the optical and hydrodynamic behaviour of nanotools in optical tweezers, and is actively involved with simulations of nanoparticles embedded in liquid crystals, polymers and biological membranes.