Prof. Robin Grimes

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The main focus of my work concerns the application of atomic scale computer simulation to problems associated with the physics and chemistry of industrially significant materials, and, in particular their interaction with defects and molecules.

Subjects that are of particular interest include radiation damage, nuclear fuels and waste form behaviour and performance (in collaboration with industry and national laboratories), ionic conductivity and defect processes for fuel cell materials, surface structural processes and interfaces between glass and ceramic materials. The methods used by me and my research group are mainly theoretical, including effective potential and quantum mechanical, static and dynamic techniques, although experimental techniques such as HREM and neutron diffraction have also been used.

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Please see the main publications page for a list of my papers.

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