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Biographical Information

University of Bath 11/94-
Research Associate, Cavendish Laboratory, University of Cambridge 07/93-10/94.

Research Associate, Theoretische Fysika, Katholiek Universiteit Nijmegen, The Netherlands, 01/92-06/93.
Royal Society Leverhulme William and Mary Fellow, 01/91-12/92.
Research Associate, Blackett Laboratory, Imperial College, 10/89-12/90.
Ph.D. (Imperial College, London) 1989.
B.Sc. (Imperial College, London) 1986.

Research Interests

I mainly study the electronic structure of solids, especially at surfaces and interfaces where the reduction in translational symmetry gives rise to new physics. The research involves the development of theoretical and computational techniques, primarily Green function methods and variational embedding schemes which can properly and elegantly accommodate the awkward surface or interface boundary conditions. Much of my work is done in collaboration with experimentalists, where the challenge is to understand and interpret ongoing measurements.
Current work includes modeling scanning tunneling spectroscopy experiments probing surface electron dynamics, developing relativistic theories of embedding, modeling current flow through domain walls, and simulating electron-beam induced deposition.

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Projects 2009 2017

magnetic domains
domain wall
critical current
ion beams

Research Output 2001 2018

  • 46 Article
  • 9 Doctoral Thesis
  • 2 Poster
  • 1 Conference contribution

Regulating the femtosecond excited-state lifetime of a single molecule

Rusimova, K., Purkiss, R., Howes, R., Lee, F., Crampin, S. & Sloan, P. 7 Sep 2018 In : Science. 361, 6406, p. 1012-1016 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
life (durability)

Open-boundary reflection of quantum well states at Pb(111)

Muller, M., Neel, N., Crampin, S. & Kroger, J. 20 Nov 2017 In : Physical Review B : Condensed Matter and Materials Physics. 96, 20, 205426

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Electron energy levels
Semiconductor quantum wells
quantum wells
electron states
1 Citations
Open Access
Charge density
Density Functional
Density functional theory
24 Citations

An unforeseen polymorph of coronene by the application of magnetic fields during crystal growth

Potticary, J., Terry, L. R., Bell, C., Papanikolopoulos, A. N., Christianen, P. C. M., Engelkamp, H., Collins, A. M., Fontanesi, C., Kociok-köhn, G., Crampin, S., Da Como, E. & Hall, S. R. 10 May 2016 In : Nature Communications. 7, 11555

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Magnetic Fields
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Computational Studies of Graphene on Nanostructured Ionic Substrates

Wu, Y. Jan 2016 158 p.

Research output: ThesisDoctoral Thesis

Open Access


Data for paper: Initiating and imaging the coherent surface dynamics of charge carriers in real space

Sloan, P. (Creator), Rusimova, K. (Creator), Bannister, N. (Creator), Harrison, P. (Creator), Crampin, S. (Creator), Palmer, R. E. (Creator), Lock, D. (Creator), University of Bath, 27 Jul 2016