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Dr Philip Davies  -  PhD BSc (Double Hons), CChem

Dr Philip Davies
Position:Senior Lecturer in Physical Chemistry

Telephone:+44 (0)29 208 74072
Fax:+44 (0)29 208 74030


Research Group: Physical Chemistry 

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See Also: Cardiff Catalysis Institute

Research Interests

We are interested in the fundamental surface processes that underlie phenomena such as catalysis, corrosion and adhesion. These are influenced by many different factors and our work must therefore encompass aspects such as the elemental composition, chemistry and and topography of a surface. The broad applicability of our research is evidenced by the wide variety of collaborations in which we are involved including groups in Pharmacy, Engineering, Bioscience, Archaeology and Earth sciences. The facilities available to us include scanning tunnelling microscopy (STM) for imaging the surface structure of a metal at the atomically resolved level, atomic force microscopy (AFM) for imaging non-conductors from the nanometre to the micrometer level, x-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS) which provides chemical information on the surface and infrared microscopy which enables us to map vibrational information on surfaces with a five micrometer resolution.

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CH3101 Foundations of Physical Chemistry

CH2116 Mathematical Methods for Chemistry

CH3205 Thermodynamics and Kinetics

CH3206 Key Skills for Chemists

CH2306 Application of Research Methods

CH2319 Nanoscience and Surfaces

CH3409 Chemistry at Phase Boundaries