Dr Mark Baxendale

Dr Mark Baxendale

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

Telephone: 020 7882 5795
Room: G O Jones 122

My research interests

My overarching research interest is in self-organisation and emergent phenomena in the physical and life sciences. Nanotechnology - the understanding, characterisation, and manipulation of matter on the scale of several atoms to large macromolecules - is the vehicle for this activity. My prime focus is on the science and applications nanoscale carbon macromolecules (fullerenes, carbon nanotubes, and graphene) - considered to be the archetypal building blocks of nanotechnology - in the physical and life sciences. I also have the related interests: nano-bio interface phenomena, percolation in molecular networks, quantum electronic phenomena, and nanoscale magnetism.

Magnetic nanotubes for cancer therapy and imaging, Materials Today, March 2015

Accidental 'urchin' nanoparticle discovery could lead to a revolution in manufacturing, Kurzweil, September 2013


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


Selected publications

Iron-filled multiwalled carbon nanotubes surface-functionalized with paramagnetic Gd (III): A candidate dual-functioning MRI contrast agent and magnetic hyperthermia structure
Peci T, Dennis TJS, Baxendale M
Carbon, Volume 87, issue C, page 226, 1st February 2015.
DOI: 10.1016/j.carbon.2015.01.052

The origin of long-period lattice spacings observed in iron-carbide nanowires encapsulated by multiwall carbon nanotubes.
Boi FS, Mountjoy G, Luklinska Z et al.
Microsc Microanal, Volume 19, issue 5, page 1298, 1st October 2013.
DOI: 10.1017/S1431927613001918

Boundary layer chemical vapor synthesis of self-organized radial filled-carbon-nanotube structures
Boi FS, Mountjoy G, Baxendale M
Carbon, Volume 64, page 516, 7th August 2013.
DOI: 10.1016/j.carbon.2013.08.001

High electrical conductance enhancement in Au-nanoparticle decorated sparse single-wall carbon nanotube networks.
McAndrew CF, Baxendale M
Nanotechnology, Volume 24, issue 30, page 305202, 2nd August 2013.
DOI: 10.1088/0957-4484/24/30/305202

Universal resistivity-strain dependence of carbon nanotube/polymer composites
Zhang R, Baxendale M, Peijs T
PHYS REV B, Volume 76, issue 19, 1st November 2007.
DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevB.76.195433

Thermoelectric power of aligned and randomly oriented carbon nanotubes
BAXENDALE M, Lim KG, Amaratunga GAJ
Physical Review B, Volume 61, issue 19, page 12705, 1st May 2000.
DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevB.61.12705