Philip investigates the atomic scale structure and dynamics of liquids and glasses. The systems that he investigates include water and both aqueous and non-aqueous solutions, where subjects of interest include the nature of ion-solvation and the properties of hydrogen bonded networks (e.g., quantum effects) under ambient or extreme (hydrothermal) conditions. Other systems of interest include oxide and chalcogenide glasses at both ambient and extreme (high pressure and temperature) conditions, and the adaptation of these glasses for photonic and battery applications. Extensive use is made of both neutron and x-ray scattering methods. Sample preparation tools include a high-pressure and temperature press, and sample characterisation methods range from calorimetry to hardness testing.
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- Water Innovation and Research Centre (Bath)
- Water Initiative (Bristol)
- Water Research Institute (Cardiff)
- Centre for Water Systems (Exeter)
- The Centre for Resilience in Environment, Water and Waste (Exeter)
GW4 is a collaboration between University of Bath, University of Bristol, Cardiff University and University of Exeter
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