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Matthew Bradley

Research Interests:

My principal research interests lie in the application of density functional theory to support experimental surface studies. During my PhD I have investigated the quantitative structure and surface stress of a number of adsorbate systems using the sophisticated first principles simulation software CASTEP. In most cases, these systems are known to be intermediate phases of catalytic reactions and understanding the physical properties of these surfaces is therefore of significant scientific and commercial interest.

PhD Supervisors:

Professor D.P. Woodruff FRS and Dr. J. Robinson

Published Work:

  • J.D. Aldous, C.W. Burrows, A.M. Sanchez, R. Beanland, I. Maskery, M.K. Bradley, M.D. Diaz, J.B. Staunton and G.R. Bell, Cubic MnSb: Epitaxial growth of a predicted room temperature half-metal, Phys. Rev. B 85 (2012) 060403.
  • L. Fishwick, M. Walker, M.K. Bradley, D.P. Woodruff and C.F. McConville, Surface structure of GaP(110): ion scattering and density functional theory study, Phys Rev. B 85 (2012) 045322.
  • M.K. Bradley, J. Robinson and D.P. Woodruff, Surface stress changes in the Ir(001)/H system: Density functional theory study, Phys. Rev. B 84 (2011) 075438.
  • D. Kreikemeyer Lorenzo, W. Unterberger, D.A. Duncan, M.K. Bradley, T.J. Lerotholi, J. Robinson and D.P. Woodruff, Face-dependent bond lengths in molecular chemisorptions: the formate species on Cu(111) and Cu(110), Phys. Rev. Lett. 107 (2011) 046102.
  • M.K. Bradley, D.A. Duncan, J. Robinson and D.P. Woodruff, The structure of furan reaction products on Pd(111), Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys. 13 (2011) 7975.
  • D. Kreikemeyer Lorenzo, M.K. Bradley, W. Unterberger, D.A. Duncan, T.J. Lerotholi, J. Robinson and D.P. Woodruff, The structure of methoxy species on Cu(110): a combined photoelectron diffraction and density functional theory study, Surf. Sci. 605 (2011) 193.
  • D.C. Jackson, D.A. Duncan, W. Unterberger, T.J. Lerotholi, D. Kreikemeyer Lorenzo, M.K. Bradley and D.P. Woodruff, Structure of cytosine on Cu(110): a scanned-energy mode photoelectron diffraction study, J.Phys. Chem. C 114 (2010) 15454.
  • M.K. Bradley, D. Kreikemeyer Lorenzo, W. Unterberger, D. A. Duncan, T.J. Lerotholi, J. Robinson and D.P. Woodruff, Methoxy species on Cu(110): understanding the local structure of a key catalytic reaction intermediate, Phys. Rev. Lett. 105 (2010) 086101.
  • M.K. Bradley, J. Robinson and D.P. Woodruff, The structure and bonding of furan on Pd(111), Surf. Sci. 604 (2010) 920.

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Contact Details:

Matthew K. Bradley
Department of Physics
University of Warwick
Gibbet Hill Road
Coventry
CV4 7AL


Email:

m.k.bradley@warwick.ac.uk

Office:

P460