We would like to congratulate our CDT-CMP student David Hooper for recently having his paper published in Advanced Materials.
David, along with researchers at the University of Bath, were using gold spring-shaped coils 5,000 times thinner than human hairs, and powerful lasers to enable the detection of twisted molecules, and the applications could improve pharmaceutical design, telecommunications and nanorobotics.
The research is funded by the Royal Society as part of a the University Research Fellowships scheme, as well as by the UK Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) through the Centre for Doctoral Training in Condensed Matter Physics.
The paper is open access and can be found here.
Read the University of Bath article about the research here