Soft Matter, Colloids and Materials

  • United Kingdom

Organization profile

Organisation profile

Soft Matter represents a very large class of materials whose properties have in common the feature that they are easily deformed - they are "soft and squidgy". This softness reflects the fact that the structure, dynamics, and properties of these materials occurs on length scales that are typically 2 to 5 orders of magnitude larger than atomic or molecular dimensions. Understanding how the behaviour of these materials arises from their underlying molecular structure and dynamics is the fundamental scientificn challenge in this field.

Soft Matter is a highly interdisciplinary research area with significant technological importance. Soft materials, such as liquid crystals are widely used in display technology, 30% of the output of the UK chemical industries is estimated to be colloidal in form, while polymers and surfactants are extensively used to control the flow properties of many consumer formulations. Finally all living organisms are "soft" so the science of Soft Matter is key to developing an understanding of physical properties in biology. The Soft Matter and Colloids section in Bristol is one of the largest and most successful soft matter chemistry groupings in the UK with strong basic science research and extensive industrial connections.

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    Research Output

    A crosslinking alkylation strategy to construct nitrogen-enriched tetraphenylmethane-based porous organic polymers as efficient carbon dioxide and iodine adsorbents

    Hu, X., Wang, H., Faul, C. F. J., Wen, J., Wei, Y., Zhu, M. & Liao, Y., 15 Feb 2020, In : Chemical Engineering Journal. 382, 8 p., 122998.

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    A new olanzapine co-crystal obtained from volatile deep eutectic solvents and determined by 3D electron diffraction

    Andrusenko, I., Potticary, J. L., Hall, S. R. & Gemmi, M., 20 Sep 2020, (Accepted/In press) In : Acta Crystallographica Section B: Structural Science.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle (Academic Journal)

  • Anisotropic viscoelastic phase separation in polydisperse hard rods: non-sticky gelation

    Ferreiro-Córdova, C., Royall, C. P. & Van Duijneveldt, J. S., 18 Feb 2020, In : Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America. 117, 7, p. 3415-3420 6 p.

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    Student theses

    Alternative Excitation Mechanisms Occurring within Microwave-activated Plasmas under Conditions Relevant to the Chemical Vapour Deposition of Diamond

    Author: Mahoney, E. J. D., 1 Oct 2019

    Supervisor: Ashfold, M. (Supervisor) & Western, C. (Supervisor)

    Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Philosophy (PhD)

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    Aluminium and Oxygen Termination of Diamond for Thermionic Applications

    Author: James, M. C., 24 Mar 2020

    Supervisor: May, P. (Supervisor) & Fox, N. (Supervisor)

    Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Philosophy (PhD)

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    Biocrystals: Growth, Synthesis and Materials

    Author: Abu El Magd, N., 31 Mar 2020

    Supervisor: Patil, A. (Supervisor) & Anderson, R. (Supervisor)

    Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Philosophy (PhD)

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    Prizes

    Corday-Morgan Prize

    Reid, Jonathan P (Recipient), 2013

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  • Marlow Medal of the Faraday Division

    Reid, Jonathan P (Recipient), 2004

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  • Nanotechnology Highlights of the Year 2017

    Scarpa, Fabrizio L (Recipient), Mat Tolladay (Recipient), Ivanov, Dmitry (Recipient) & Allan, Neil L (Recipient), 2017

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  • Activities

    Samuel Chigome

    Charl F J Faul (Host) & Justice Archer (Host)

    20 Jun 201921 Jun 2019

    Activity: Hosting a visitor typesHosting an academic visitor

    NANOSCIENCE AND NANOTECHNOLOGY IN SECURITY AND PROTECTION AGAINST CBRN THREATS

    Paul W May (Participant)

    12 Sep 201920 Sep 2019

    Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in conference

    Sanjib Patra

    Charl F J Faul (Host), Ian Manners (Host), Natalie Fey (Host) & Simon Burbidge (Host)

    23 Jul 201930 Jul 2019

    Activity: Hosting a visitor typesHosting an academic visitor