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Terry Vockerodt


Postgraduate Research Student

Academic and research departments

Department of Physics.

My publications

Publications

Large Matthew, Ogilvie Sean, Alomairy Sultan, Vockerodt Terence, Myles David, Cann Maria, Chan Helios, Jurewicz Izabela, King Alice, Dalton Alan (2017) Selective mechanical transfer deposition of Langmuir graphene films for high-performance silver nanowire hybrid electrodes,Langmuir 33 (43) pp. 12038-12045 American Chemical Society
In this work we present silver nanowire hybrid electrodes, prepared through the
addition of small quantities of pristine graphene by mechanical transfer deposition from
surface-assembled Langmuir films. This technique is a fast, efficient, and facile method
for modifying the opto-electronic performance of AgNW films. We demonstrate that
it is possible to use this technique to perform two-step device production by selective
patterning of the stamp used, leading to controlled variation in the local sheet resistance
across a device. This is particularly attractive for producing extremely low-cost sensors
on arbitrarily large scales. Our aim is to address some of the concerns surrounding
the use of AgNW films as replacements for indium tin oxide (ITO); namely the use of scarce materials and poor stability of AgNWs against flexural and environmental
degradation.
Vockerodt Terry, Diaz-Torres Alexis (2019) Describing heavy-ion fusion with quantum coupled-channels wave-packet dynamics,Physical Review C 100 034606 pp. 034606-1 American Physical Society
We investigate the fusion of 16O and 154Sm with excited states at Coulomb energies using a theoretical dynamical model. The two-body Schrödinger equation is solved using the time-dependent wave-packet coupled-channels method. The wave function of the collective motion and excitations are visualized in both position and momentum space, providing a detailed mechanism of the reaction. We benchmark our calculations of the energy-resolved fusion transmission coefficients with those from the time-independent coupled-channels method. The present results are in good agreement with the time-independent results for a wide range of energies and angular momenta, demonstrating both the reliability of the quantum wave-packet dynamical approach for fusion and its usefulness for providing additional insights into fusion dynamics.