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Research Themes

We study many different material systems with many different techniques, but the goal is usually the same - understanding structure-function relations at the nanoscale and below. Our research interests are diverse, but are are focussed on the six inter-related themes of


Analytical microscopy

Led by Richard Beanland, Ana Sanchez, Jeremy Sloan and Neil Wilson


Advanced materials

Led by Richard Beanland, Ana Sanchez and Jeremy Sloan

High Resolution Microscopy

High resolution microscopy

Led by Jeremy Sloan and Ana Sanchez



We study the structural and physical properties of carbon nanotubes and graphene
Led by Jeremy Sloan and Neil Wilson

Technique development

Led by Richard Beanland, Ana Sanchez and Neil Wilson



Led by Richard Beanland and Ana Sanchez




Congratulations to Dawn and Alex who have both been awarded poster prizes at this years Microscience Microscopy Congress.

Steve Hindmarsh has succesfully created a FIB lift out cake (as seen below).

FIB lift out cake

Latest Publications

"A Nanoscopic Approach to Studying Evolution in Graphene Wettability"
Marsden et al.

'Raman Spectroscopy of Optical Transitions and Vibrational Energies of 1 nm HgTe Extreme Nanowires within Single Walled Carbon Nanotubes'
Sloan et al.
ACS nano

'Lateral heterojunctions within monolayer MoSe2–WSe2 semiconductors'
Sanchez et al.
Nature Materials

'Characterization of Structural Disorder in γ-Ga2O3'
Kastiban et al.
Journal of Physical Chemistry C

"Design rules for dislocation filters"
Ward et al.
J. Appl. Phys.