Dr Matt Thompson

PhD Physics
Postdoctoral Fellow, Sub Dean (CoS) & Internship Convener
ANU College of Science

Areas of expertise

  • Plasma Physics; Fusion Plasmas; Electrical Discharges 020204
  • Condensed Matter Characterisation Technique Development 020401
  • Surfaces And Structural Properties Of Condensed Matter 020406

Research interests

  • Reactor wall materials for Nuclear Fusion
  • Grazing Incidence Small Angle X-ray Scattering
  • Plasma nanostructure fabrication

Researcher's projects

  • Investigating the impact of hydrogen and helium plasma on fusion reactor wall materials, and assessing the impact this has on mechanical properties and recrysallization dynamics.
  • Developing a novel one-step plasma process to fabricate surface nanostructures in silicon and other semiconductors. This process can be used in a wide range of target applications including anti-reflection coatings for solar panels, high-performance lithium-ion battery anodes, photocatalysis, and drug delivery technologies.
  • Developing algorithms for the efficient computation of small angle scattering form factors and size distributions for nanostructures.


Projects and Grants

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Updated:  29 February 2024 / Responsible Officer:  Director (Research Services Division) / Page Contact:  Researchers