Below are some of the recent PhD theses from the group. If you are interested in reading any of these theses, please contact us and we will be pleased to send an electronic copy.

PhD Thesis, University of Cambridge, 2017

**Shock Compression and Dynamic Fragmentation of Geological Materials
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PhD Thesis, University of Cambridge, 2014

*S S Kirk
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**Damage in energetic materials
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PhD Thesis, University of Cambridge, 2014

*R L Boddy
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**Helium atom scattering as a probe of hydrogen adsorption and dynamics
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PhD Thesis, University of Cambridge, 2011

*FE Tuddenham
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**Hot Spots in ammonium nitrate
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PhD Thesis, University of Cambridge, 2011

*N E Taylor
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**Shock compression of water and solutions of ammonium nitrate
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PhD Thesis, University of Cambridge, 2011

*M J Morley
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**The performance of exploding foil initiators and laser driven flyers
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PhD Thesis, University of Cambridge, 2011

*H R Brierley
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**Instrumental and Analysis Tools for Atom Scattering from Surfaces
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PhD Thesis, University of Cambridge, 2010

*AR Alderwick
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**Mechanical properties of energetic composites
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PhD Thesis, University of Cambridge, 2009

*D R Drodge
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** Shock compression of porous materials and diagnostic development
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PhD Thesis, University of Cambridge, 2009

*D J Chapman
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**High Strain Rate Properties of Geological Materials
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PhD Thesis, University of Cambridge, 2009

*C H Braithwaite
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**Measurement of Displacements in Granular Systems in Response to Penetration and Compaction
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PhD Thesis, University of Cambridge, 2009

*J W Addiss
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**The fracture of diamond
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PhD Thesis, University of Cambridge, 2007

*E Zaayman
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**Aspects of atom-surface interactions: considerations for microscopy
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PhD Thesis, University of Cambridge, 2007

*PT Hustler-Wraight
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**Si(111) Atom-optical mirrors for scanning helium microscopy
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PhD Thesis, University of Cambridge, 2007

*AE Weeks
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**The Dynamic Response of Piezoelectric Sensors
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PhD Thesis, University of Cambridge, 2007

*C E Lloyd
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**Deformation and fracture of a polymer bonded explosive and its simulants
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PhD Thesis, University of Cambridge, 2006

*D M Williamson
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**Development of stereoscopic speckle photography techniques for studies of dynamic plate deformation
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PhD Thesis, University of Cambridge, 2006

*H J Prentice
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**Atom Diffractometry from Nanostructured Surfaces
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PhD Thesis, University of Cambridge, 2006

*C Huang
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**The Development of Quasi-Elastic Helium-3 Spin-Echo Spectroscopy as a Tool for the Study of Surface Dynamics
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PhD Thesis, University of Cambridge, 2006

*H Hedgeland
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**Ignition of HMX and RDX
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PhD Thesis, University of Cambridge, 2006

*H Czerski
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**Aspects of Atom Beam Microscopy and Scattering from Surfaces
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PhD Thesis, University of Cambridge, 2006

*R Bacon
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**High strain rate properties of materials using Hopkinson bar techniques
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PhD Thesis, University of Cambridge, 2005

*C R Siviour
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**Atom-Surface Potentials from Measurements of Selective Adsorption Resonances
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PhD Thesis, University of Cambridge, 2005

*D Riley
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** Temporal and spatial studies of embedded triboluminescent crystals
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PhD Thesis, University of Cambridge, 2005

*T Phillipson
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**Helium Spin Echo Spectroscopy: Measuring the Dynamics of Atoms, Molecules and Surfaces
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PhD Thesis, University of Cambridge, 2005

*G Alexandrowicz
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**Shock studies of kimberlite, diamond and brittle embedded particles
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PhD Thesis, University of Cambridge, 2004

*G R Willmott
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**Shock and ballistic properties of bainitic steel and tungsten alloys
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PhD Thesis, University of Cambridge, 2004

*R I Hammond
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**Resonant Scattering of Helium Atoms from Corrugated Surfaces
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PhD Thesis, University of Cambridge, 2004

*G Lee
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**Electro-optic studies of low-level luminescent processes
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PhD Thesis, University of Cambridge, 2004

*A Chakaravarty
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**Atom Optical Methods for Surface Studies
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PhD Thesis, University of Cambridge, 2003

*S Dworski
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**Digital speckle radiography
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PhD Thesis, University of Cambridge, 2002

*S G Grantham
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**Development of a Single Crystal Mirror for Scanning Helium Microscopy
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PhD Thesis, University of Cambridge, 2002

*DA MacLaren
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**The polishing of diamond
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PhD Thesis, University of Cambridge, 2002

*J R Hird
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**Quasi-elastic Helium Atom Scattering: Interpretation and Instrumentation
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PhD Thesis, University of Cambridge, 2002

*AP Jardine
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**Solid Particle Erosion of Freestanding CVD Diamond
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PhD Thesis, University of Cambridge, 2002

*A R Davies
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**The fracture of brittle epoxy and PMMA polymers subjected to localised loading conditions
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PhD Thesis, University of Cambridge, 2001

*R A Majzoub
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**The development and characterisation of a laser-driven flyer system
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PhD Thesis, University of Cambridge, 2001

*M W Greenway
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**The role of hot-spots in the ignition and growth of explosion
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PhD Thesis, University of Cambridge, 2001

*S G Grantham
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**Low-level impact loading of explosives
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PhD Thesis, University of Cambridge, 2001

*J E Balzer
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**Quasistatic studies of the deformation, strength and failure of polymer-bonded explosives
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PhD Thesis, University of Cambridge, 2000

*P J Rae
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**Thin Film Growth and Adsorption at Surfaces
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PhD Thesis, University of Cambridge, 2000

*MF Luo
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**Ballistic impact of rods
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PhD Thesis, University of Cambridge, 2000

*L C Forde
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**Structural and Kinetic Studies of Gas/Metal Systems
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PhD Thesis, University of Cambridge, 1999

*IG Shuttleworth
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**The fracture of natural and synthetic diamond
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PhD Thesis, University of Cambridge, 1999

*R H Telling
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**Helium Atom Scattering: Experiment and the Interpretation of Experiment
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PhD Thesis, University of Cambridge, 1999

*JRB Knowling
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**The mechanics of coating removal in jet and pipeline flow
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PhD Thesis, University of Cambridge, 1999

*A G Thomas
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**The production and study of laser-driven flyer plates
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PhD Thesis, University of Cambridge, 1998

*S Watson
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**The response of potassium chloride, ammonium nitrate solutions, and emulsion explosives to plate impact loading
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PhD Thesis, University of Cambridge, 1998

*S D Galbraith
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**Liquid impact of IR materials: equipment development, damage thresholds and transmission losses
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PhD Thesis, University of Cambridge, 1998

*C F Kennedy
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**New Methods in Helium Atom Scattering
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PhD Thesis, University of Cambridge, 1998

*JR Buckland
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**The laser ignition of energetic materials
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PhD Thesis, University of Cambridge, 1997

*S G Goveas
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**The response of alumina ceramics to plate impact loading
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PhD Thesis, University of Cambridge, 1997

*N H Murray
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**Solid particle erosion of infrared transmitting materials including coated samples
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PhD Thesis, University of Cambridge, 1997

*G H Jilbert
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**Applications of optical strain measurement techniques to composite materials
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PhD Thesis, University of Cambridge, 1996

*H T Goldrein
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**Mechanically induced degradation of diamond
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PhD Thesis, University of Cambridge, 1996

*F M van Bouwelen
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**The response of CVD diamond and other brittle materials to multiple liquid impacts
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PhD Thesis, University of Cambridge, 1996

*E J Coad
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**Characterisation of peracids
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PhD Thesis, University of Cambridge, 1996

*D P Smith
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**Characterisation of peracids
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PhD Thesis, University of Cambridge, 1995

*S E Grillo
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**The erosive cleaning of surfaces
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PhD Thesis, University of Cambridge, 1995

*P L Kaye
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**The deflagration-to-detonation transition in granular secondary explosives
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PhD Thesis, University of Cambridge, 1995

*P E Luebcke
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**The mechanical and thermal properties of protective thin films for infrared application
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PhD Thesis, University of Cambridge, 1994

*E D Nicholson
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**The acoustic sizing of bubbles in liquids
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PhD Thesis, University of Cambridge, 1994

*A J Hardwick
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63 match(es), from the 270 papers on the system.