Dr Kostya Trachenko

Dr Kostya Trachenko

School of Physics and Astronomy
Queen Mary, University of London
327 Mile End Road, London, E1 4NS

Telephone: 020 7882 6547
Room: G O Jones 226
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Theoretical and computational condensed matter physics

I am particularly interested in the physics of liquids, amorphous solids, disordered magnetic systems, liquid-glass transition, as well as effects of radiation damage in materials and its effect on materials use in nuclear and fusion applications. This is discussed on my personal website in more detail.


This is not an exhaustive list and I would be happy to discuss other project possibilities.


Selected publications

"Liquid-gas" transition in the supercritical region: fundamental changes in the particle dynamics.
Brazhkin VV, Fomin YD, Lyapin AG et al.
Phys Rev Lett, Volume 111, issue 14, page 145901, 4th October 2013.
DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.111.145901

The nature of high-energy radiation damage in iron.
Zarkadoula E, Daraszewicz SL, Duffy DM et al.
J Phys Condens Matter, Volume 25, issue 12, page 125402, 27th March 2013.
DOI: 10.1088/0953-8984/25/12/125402

The phonon theory of liquid thermodynamics
Bolmatov D, Brazhkin V, Trachenko K
Sci. Rep., Volume 2, page 421, DOI: 10.1038/srep00421

Thermodynamic behavior of supercritical matter
Bolmatov D, Brazhkin VV, Trachenko K
Nature Communications, Volume 4, page 2331, DOI: 10.1038/ncomms3331

What separates a liquid from a gas?
Brazhkin VV, Trachenko K
PHYSICS TODAY, Volume 65, issue 11, page 68, 1st November 2012.
DOI: 10.1063/PT.3.1796