Group Picture in the Museum next Door

Advanced Functional Materials and Devices (AFMD) Group

We are working on advanced functional materials and devices, in particular those based on organic semiconductors and for photovoltaic applications.

Applied Superconductivity

Our research is to understand and promote new superconductors for practical applications as part of the Oxford Centre for Applied Superconductivity.
Localization of a photoexcited electron in a Q2D layered perovskite

Computational Condensed Matter Physics Group

We use and develop upon first principles computational modeling methods such as density functional theory and many-body perturbation theory to understand and predict structural, vibrational, electronic, optical and transport properties of materials.
A VUV sub-micron hotspot for photoemission spectroscopy

Electronic structures and photoemission spectroscopy

Our research focuses on understanding the behavior of electrons in unconventional materials. We also develop advanced instrumentation that will drive the exploration of critical information on condensed matter systems with new degrees of freedom.
Group photo

Gene machines

Studies of the mechanisms and machines of gene expression using single-molecule biophysical methods and biochemistry.
Ion channels

Ion channels

Our research is focused on understanding the intimate relationship between ion channel structure and function; we are working to understand their molecular mechanism of operation at an atomic level as well as their role in physiology and disease.
Slides of macroscopic quantum matter

Macroscopic Quantum Matter

Our research concentrates upon the fundamental physics of electronic, magnetic, atomic and space-time quantum matter including the development of instrumentation allowing humans to visualise or perceive quantum phenomena.
CaF2 crystal with muon

Muons and magnets

Our research involves fundamental studies of emergent phenomena in quantum materials using muon-spin rotation, an experimental technique involving implanting radioactive particles that acts as microscopic magnetometers.
HFSP meeting in Hokkaido

Oxford Molecular Motors

We are currently working on Rotary Molecular Motors. In particular the Bacterial Flagellar Motor and F1FO ATP-synthase. The aim is to try and understand how these living machines work. We use a range of techniques. Molecular motors are tens of nanometre
Magnetic vortices in Fe2O3

Oxide electronics

We study novel quantum materials with the potential for integration in a new generation of fast, non-volatile memories and other electronic devices. Our current emphasis is on magnetic oxides which can be controlled by electric fields.
Group photo from Feb 2019

Photovoltaic and optoelectronic device group

The Photovoltaic and Optoelectronic device group is led by Prof Henry Snaith. Our main interest is in metal halide perovskites for photovoltaic and light emitting applications.
contera lab

Physics of biological shape: from molecules to organisms and biohybrid structures

Physics and nanomechanics at the interface of biology and nanotechnology, in molecules, cells, tissues (artificial or natural) and whole organisms. Atomic force microscopy. Led by Professor Sonia Contera
Blue and green laser beams propagating through optical elements

Quantum Devices and Biosystems

We are developing techniques and protocols to generate quantum effects in complex systems inlcuding in living systems and are reverse engineering bio-inspired structures in artificial solid-state and hybrid quantum optoelectronic materials.
examples of inelastic neutron scattering spectra of quantum magnets

Quantum magnetism and quantum phase transitions

We explore experimentally emergent properties of quantum magnetic materials and quantum phase transitions using neutron scattering and thermodynamic probes
Quantum magnonics lab

Quantum magnonics

The quantum magnonics research group develops low-temperature microwave magnetic circuits to probe the physics of magnonic systems at the quantum level.
Quantum oscillations.

Quantum matter in high magnetic fields

Our research uses high magnetic fields, low temperatures, high pressures and strain to probe novel electronic, superconducting and topological phases of quantum matter. These studies are combined with ARPES and DFT calculations.
Micro-PL experimental apparatus

Quantum Optoelectronics

Our group's main interests have been in making optical measurements on wide-bandgap semiconductors and low-dimensional systems such as quantum dots, wires and wells.
Dynamics of a sort

Quantum spin dynamics

We explore quantum coherent phenomena in condensed matter spin systems
DNA tetrahedron

Self-assembled structures and devices

We study the physics of synthetic biomolecular nanostructures in order to create disruptive technologies including probes of cellular structure and function, templates for molecular electronics and molecular machinery for atomically precise manufacture an
Research in the Semiconductors Group

Semiconductors group

Research in the Herz group explores the fundamental science and applications of semiconducting materials and nanostructures ranging from organic molecules and solids, III-V inorganic semiconductors & nanostructures, to hybrid metal halide perovskites.
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Research in Spintronics, Spin-Caloritronics and Magnonics
Male and female scientist

Superconducting quantum devices

Our academic research group works on the physics of superconducting circuits and their application to quantum computing.
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Terahertz photonics

Johnston Research Group

Thin film quantum materials

Growth of quantum materials in the form of thin films using molecular beam epitaxy (MBE), UHV sputtering, and chemical vapor deposition; their structural, magnetic, and electrical characterization; as well as exploratory device studies.
High temperature superconducting disk levitating above a slab of permanent magnets

X-ray and neutron scattering

The group uses X-ray and neutron scattering to investigate novel electronic, magnetic, superconducting and topological materials, with emphasis on emergent phenomena associated with strong electronic correlations.