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Electromagnetic and Acoustic Materials (EMAG)

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We explore the interaction of matter with electromagnetic radiation (from x-ray to microwave), sound and fluids. We investigate how this interaction can be manipulated, using materials structured from the nm to the cm scale ("metamaterials"), to provide novel and improved materials and devices.

Our experimental work involves material synthesis and nanofabrication, and imaging and characterisation using microwave, ultrafast laser, sound and synchrotron sources. In parallel, we use numerical and analytical quantum theory, spatial transformation methods, and micromagnetic theory.