Soft Matter Physics Research Projects
All Soft Matter Physics Research Stories
Gyroid-structured functional materials
The self-assembed double gyroid phase is replicated into metals and metal-oxides for the manufacture of functional materials
Hybrid Organic / Quantum Dots Photovoltaics
Laying the scientific groundwork for a range of hybrid devices through the development of more efficient and environment friendly photovoltaic cells.
Imaging Bio-inspired Materials
Structural insight from x-ray tomography allows input from nature into novel materials
Nanostructured Energy Materials
Structure formation using polymer self-assembly improved the performance of organic-inorganic hybrid solar cells.
Polymers that are quenched during processing, for example in thin film formation, exhibit properties that vary from those of equilibrated materials.
Photonic structures in nature
We study the optical properties of plants and relate their photonics properties to their surface texture.
Self-assembled optical metamaterials
Polymer self-assembly into structurally chiral structures give rise to optical metamaterials
Elastically-deformable distributed Bragg reflector membranes are “Rubbery mirrors” that can be reversibly colour-tuned.
Structure Formation in Organic Photovoltaics
Synchrotron wide- and small-angle x-ray scattering are used to study structure formation in photovoltaic polymer blends on the 10-nm length scale.
Switchable Thin Film Wettability
The aim of this project is to switch the wettability of a surface from hydrophobic to hydrophilic with light.