The Electron Microscopy and Materials Analysis (EMMA) Research Group conducts research in a variety of areas. Please visit the pages below to learn more.
Nanostructures can respond very differently to bulk materials and we are able to explore what happens when a single high-energy ion impacts.
We are exploring the potential use of nanoporous materials to resist radiation damage in nuclear energy applications.
This research area is concerned with testing the resilience of various materials to the demanding environments of different types of nuclear reactor.
This research focusses on the response of materials to irradiation in extraterrestrial environments.
This research area is focused on developing materials for use in nuclear reactors that would help prevent or mitigate accidents.
This research area is concerned with the production of ordered arrays of nanoscale bubbles in metals.
This area focuses on the resilience of materials proposed for long term storage of radioactive waste in the face of radiation damage resulting from radioactive decay processes.
This research area is concerned with the processing of semiconductor nano-wires using ion beams.