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.




The dynamic response of sand: Effects of moisture and morphology
PhD Thesis, University of Cambridge, 2017
J I Perry

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

Damage in energetic materials
PhD Thesis, University of Cambridge, 2014
R L Boddy

Helium atom scattering as a probe of hydrogen adsorption and dynamics
PhD Thesis, University of Cambridge, 2011
FE Tuddenham

Hot Spots in ammonium nitrate
PhD Thesis, University of Cambridge, 2011
N E Taylor

Shock compression of water and solutions of ammonium nitrate
PhD Thesis, University of Cambridge, 2011
M J Morley

The performance of exploding foil initiators and laser driven flyers
PhD Thesis, University of Cambridge, 2011
H R Brierley

Instrumental and Analysis Tools for Atom Scattering from Surfaces
PhD Thesis, University of Cambridge, 2010
AR Alderwick

Mechanical properties of energetic composites
PhD Thesis, University of Cambridge, 2009
D R Drodge

Shock compression of porous materials and diagnostic development
PhD Thesis, University of Cambridge, 2009
D J Chapman

High Strain Rate Properties of Geological Materials
PhD Thesis, University of Cambridge, 2009
C H Braithwaite

Measurement of Displacements in Granular Systems in Response to Penetration and Compaction
PhD Thesis, University of Cambridge, 2009
J W Addiss

The fracture of diamond
PhD Thesis, University of Cambridge, 2007
E Zaayman

Aspects of atom-surface interactions: considerations for microscopy
PhD Thesis, University of Cambridge, 2007
PT Hustler-Wraight

Si(111) Atom-optical mirrors for scanning helium microscopy
PhD Thesis, University of Cambridge, 2007
AE Weeks

The Dynamic Response of Piezoelectric Sensors
PhD Thesis, University of Cambridge, 2007
C E Lloyd

Deformation and fracture of a polymer bonded explosive and its simulants
PhD Thesis, University of Cambridge, 2006
D M Williamson

Development of stereoscopic speckle photography techniques for studies of dynamic plate deformation
PhD Thesis, University of Cambridge, 2006
H J Prentice

Atom Diffractometry from Nanostructured Surfaces
PhD Thesis, University of Cambridge, 2006
C Huang

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

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

Aspects of Atom Beam Microscopy and Scattering from Surfaces
PhD Thesis, University of Cambridge, 2006
R Bacon

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

Atom-Surface Potentials from Measurements of Selective Adsorption Resonances
PhD Thesis, University of Cambridge, 2005
D Riley

Temporal and spatial studies of embedded triboluminescent crystals
PhD Thesis, University of Cambridge, 2005
T Phillipson

Helium Spin Echo Spectroscopy: Measuring the Dynamics of Atoms, Molecules and Surfaces
PhD Thesis, University of Cambridge, 2005
G Alexandrowicz

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

Shock and ballistic properties of bainitic steel and tungsten alloys
PhD Thesis, University of Cambridge, 2004
R I Hammond

Resonant Scattering of Helium Atoms from Corrugated Surfaces
PhD Thesis, University of Cambridge, 2004
G Lee

Electro-optic studies of low-level luminescent processes
PhD Thesis, University of Cambridge, 2004
A Chakaravarty

Atom Optical Methods for Surface Studies
PhD Thesis, University of Cambridge, 2003
S Dworski

Digital speckle radiography
PhD Thesis, University of Cambridge, 2002
S G Grantham

Development of a Single Crystal Mirror for Scanning Helium Microscopy
PhD Thesis, University of Cambridge, 2002
DA MacLaren

The polishing of diamond
PhD Thesis, University of Cambridge, 2002
J R Hird

Quasi-elastic Helium Atom Scattering: Interpretation and Instrumentation
PhD Thesis, University of Cambridge, 2002
AP Jardine

Solid Particle Erosion of Freestanding CVD Diamond
PhD Thesis, University of Cambridge, 2002
A R Davies

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

The development and characterisation of a laser-driven flyer system
PhD Thesis, University of Cambridge, 2001
M W Greenway

The role of hot-spots in the ignition and growth of explosion
PhD Thesis, University of Cambridge, 2001
S G Grantham

Low-level impact loading of explosives
PhD Thesis, University of Cambridge, 2001
J E Balzer

Quasistatic studies of the deformation, strength and failure of polymer-bonded explosives
PhD Thesis, University of Cambridge, 2000
P J Rae

Thin Film Growth and Adsorption at Surfaces
PhD Thesis, University of Cambridge, 2000
MF Luo

Ballistic impact of rods
PhD Thesis, University of Cambridge, 2000
L C Forde

Structural and Kinetic Studies of Gas/Metal Systems
PhD Thesis, University of Cambridge, 1999
IG Shuttleworth

The fracture of natural and synthetic diamond
PhD Thesis, University of Cambridge, 1999
R H Telling

Helium Atom Scattering: Experiment and the Interpretation of Experiment
PhD Thesis, University of Cambridge, 1999
JRB Knowling

The mechanics of coating removal in jet and pipeline flow
PhD Thesis, University of Cambridge, 1999
A G Thomas

The production and study of laser-driven flyer plates
PhD Thesis, University of Cambridge, 1998
S Watson

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

Liquid impact of IR materials: equipment development, damage thresholds and transmission losses
PhD Thesis, University of Cambridge, 1998
C F Kennedy

New Methods in Helium Atom Scattering
PhD Thesis, University of Cambridge, 1998
JR Buckland

The laser ignition of energetic materials
PhD Thesis, University of Cambridge, 1997
S G Goveas

The response of alumina ceramics to plate impact loading
PhD Thesis, University of Cambridge, 1997
N H Murray

Solid particle erosion of infrared transmitting materials including coated samples
PhD Thesis, University of Cambridge, 1997
G H Jilbert

Applications of optical strain measurement techniques to composite materials
PhD Thesis, University of Cambridge, 1996
H T Goldrein

Mechanically induced degradation of diamond
PhD Thesis, University of Cambridge, 1996
F M van Bouwelen

The response of CVD diamond and other brittle materials to multiple liquid impacts
PhD Thesis, University of Cambridge, 1996
E J Coad

Characterisation of peracids
PhD Thesis, University of Cambridge, 1996
D P Smith

Characterisation of peracids
PhD Thesis, University of Cambridge, 1995
S E Grillo

The erosive cleaning of surfaces
PhD Thesis, University of Cambridge, 1995
P L Kaye

The deflagration-to-detonation transition in granular secondary explosives
PhD Thesis, University of Cambridge, 1995
P E Luebcke

The mechanical and thermal properties of protective thin films for infrared application
PhD Thesis, University of Cambridge, 1994
E D Nicholson

The acoustic sizing of bubbles in liquids
PhD Thesis, University of Cambridge, 1994
A J Hardwick


63 match(es), from the 270 papers on the system.