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Associate Professor in the Department of Physics Ph316 
Assistant Professor in the Centre for Materials PhysicsPh316 

Biography

Nicholas Bristowe’s group investigates structure-property relations in perovskites and related functional materials. He recently joined Durham University, his alma mater, as an Assistant Professor in Theoretical Condensed Matter Physics. His interest in oxide perovskites began during his PhD on the LaAlO3-SrTiO3 interface at the University of Cambridge. He was later awarded a research fellowship from the Royal Commission for the Exhibition of 1851, and subsequently an Imperial College Research Fellowship, to primarily study multiferroic materials. In 2017 he obtained a Lectureship at the University of Kent, before moving to Durham in 2020, and remains an honorary lecturer at Imperial. 

Publications

Journal Article

  • Pilo, J, Pruneda, J M & Bristowe, N C (2021). Structural and magnetic phase diagram of epitaxial La0.7Sr0.3MnO3 from first principles. Electronic Structure 3(2): 024001.
  • Allen, D J W Bristowe, N C, Goodwin, A L & Yeung, H H -M (2021). Mechanisms for collective inversion-symmetry breaking in dabconium perovskite ferroelectrics. Journal of Materials Chemistry C (8): 2706-2711.
  • Peters, Jonathan J. P., Bristowe, Nicholas C., Rusu, Dorin, Apachitei, Geanina, Beanland, Richard, Alexe, Marin & Sanchez, Ana M. (2020). Polarization Screening Mechanisms at La0.7Sr0.3MnO3-PbTiO3 Interfaces. ACS APPLIED MATERIALS \& INTERFACES 12(9): 10657-10663.
  • Pomiro, Fernando, Ablitt, Chris, Bristowe, Nicholas C., Mostofi, Arash A., Won, Coongjae, Cheong, Sang-Wook & Senn, Mark S. (2020). From first- to second-order phase transitions in hybrid improper ferroelectrics through entropy stabilization. Physical Review B 102(1): 014101.
  • Ablitt, Chris, Mcgay, Harriet, Craddock, Sarah, Cooper, Lauren, Reynolds, Emily, Mostofi, Arash A., Bristowe, Nicholas C., Murray, Claire A. & Senn, Mark S. (2020). Tolerance Factor Control of Uniaxial Negative Thermal Expansion in a Layered Perovskite. CHEMISTRY OF MATERIALS 32(1): 605-610.
  • Varignon, Julien, Bristowe, Nicholas C., Bousquet, Eric & Ghosez, Philippe (2020). Magneto-electric multiferroics: designing new materials from first-principles calculations. PHYSICAL SCIENCES REVIEWS 5(2): 20190069.
  • Coles, B. D., Hillier, A. D., Coomer, F. C., Bristowe, N. C., Ramos, S. & McCabe, E. E. (2019). Spin interactions and magnetic order in the iron oxychalcogenides BaFe(2)Q(2)O (Q = S and Se). PHYSICAL REVIEW B 100(2): 024427.
  • Chen, Wei-Tin, Ablitt, Chris, Bristowe, Nicholas C., Mostofi, Arash A., Saito, Takashi, Shimakawa, Yuichi & Senn, Mark S. (2019). Negative thermal expansion in high pressure layered perovskite Ca2GeO4. CHEMICAL COMMUNICATIONS 55(20): 2984-2987.
  • Warwick, Andrew R., Iniguez, Jorge, Haynes, Peter D. & Bristowe, Nicholas C. (2019). First-Principles Study of Ferroelastic Twins in Halide Perovskites. JOURNAL OF PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY LETTERS 10(6): 1416-1421.
  • Beqiri, Dashnor, Cascos, Vanessa, Roberts-Watts, Jennie, Clark, Ewan R., Bousquet, Eric, Bristowe, Nicholas C. & McCabe, Emma E. (2019). Tuning octahedral tilts and the polar nature of A-site deficient perovskites Electronic supplementary information (ESI) available. CHEMICAL COMMUNICATIONS 55(18): 2609-2612.
  • Saines, Paul J. & Bristowe, Nicholas C. (2018). Probing magnetic interactions in metal-organic frameworks and coordination polymers microscopically. DALTON TRANSACTIONS 47(38).
  • Senn, Mark S. & Bristowe, Nicholas C. (2018). A group-theoretical approach to enumerating magnetoelectric and multiferroic couplings in perovskites. ACTA CRYSTALLOGRAPHICA A-FOUNDATION AND ADVANCES 74(4): 308-321.
  • Lee, Jung-Hoon, Deng, Zeyu, Bristowe, Nicholas C., Bristowe, Paul D. & Cheetham, Anthony K. (2018). The competition between mechanical stability and charge carrier mobility in MA-based hybrid perovskites: insight from DFT. JOURNAL OF MATERIALS CHEMISTRY C 6(45): 12252-12259.
  • Ablitt, Chris, Mostofi, Nash A., Bristowe, Nicholas C. & Senn, Mark S. (2018). Control of Uniaxial Negative Thermal Expansion in Layered Perovskites by Tuning Layer Thickness. FRONTIERS IN CHEMISTRY 6: 455.
  • Miao, Naihua, Xu, Bin, Bristowe, Nicholas C., Zhou, Jian & Sun, Zhimei (2017). Tunable Magnetism and Extraordinary Sunlight Absorbance in Indium Triphosphide Monolayer. JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY 139(32): 11125-11131.
  • Ablitt, Chris, Craddock, Sarah, Senn, Mark S., Mostofi, Arash A. & Bristowe, Nicholas C. (2017). The origin of uniaxial negative thermal expansion in layered perovskites. NPJ COMPUTATIONAL MATERIALS 3: UNSP 44.
  • Miao, Naihua, Xu, Bin, Bristowe, Nicholas C., Bilc, Daniel I., Verstraete, Matthieu J. & Ghosez, Philippe (2016). First-Principles Study of the Thermoelectric Properties of SrRuO3. JOURNAL OF PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY C 120(17): 9112-9121.
  • Senn, Mark S., Murray, Claire A., Luo, Xuan, Wang, Lihai, Huang, Fei-Ting, Cheong, Sang-Wook, Bombardi, Alessandro, Ablitt, Chris, Mostofi, Arash A. & Bristowe, Nicholas C. (2016). Symmetry Switching of Negative Thermal Expansion by Chemical Control. JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY 138(17): 5479-5482.
  • Varignon, Julien, Bristowe, Nicholas C. & Ghosez, Philippe (2016). Electric Field Control of Jahn-Teller Distortions in Bulk Perovskites. PHYSICAL REVIEW LETTERS 116(5): 057602.
  • Lee, Jung-Hoon, Bristowe, Nicholas C., Lee, June Ho, Lee, Sung-Hoon, Bristowe, Paul D., Cheetham, Anthony K. & Jang, Hyun Myung (2016). Resolving the Physical Origin of Octahedral Tilting in Halide Perovskites. CHEMISTRY OF MATERIALS 28(12): 4259-4266.
  • Bristowe, N. C., Varignon, J., Fontaine, D., Bousquet, E. & Ghosez, Ph. (2015). Ferromagnetism induced by entangled charge and orbital orderings in ferroelectric titanate perovskites. NATURE COMMUNICATIONS 6: 6677.
  • Aguado-Puente, P., Bristowe, N. C., Yin, B., Shirasawa, R., Ghosez, Philippe, Littlewood, P. B. & Artacho, Emilio (2015). Model of two-dimensional electron gas formation at ferroelectric interfaces. PHYSICAL REVIEW B 92(3): 035438.
  • Lee, Jung-Hoon, Bristowe, Nicholas C., Bristowe, Paul D. & Cheetham, Anthony K. (2015). Role of hydrogen-bonding and its interplay with octahedral tilting in CH3NH3PbI3. CHEMICAL COMMUNICATIONS 51(29): 6434-6437.
  • Varignon, Julien, Bristowe, Nicholas C., Bousquet, Eric & Ghosez, Philippe (2015). Coupling and electrical control of structural, orbital and magnetic orders in perovskites. SCIENTIFIC REPORTS 5: 15364.
  • Varignon, Julien, Bristowe, Nicholas C., Bousquet, Eric & Ghosez, Philippe (2015). Novel magneto-electric multiferroics from first-principles calculations. COMPTES RENDUS PHYSIQUE 16(2): 153-167.
  • Bristowe, N. C., Ghosez, Philippe, Littlewood, P. B. & Artacho, Emilio (2014). The origin of two-dimensional electron gases at oxide interfaces: insights from theory. JOURNAL OF PHYSICS-CONDENSED MATTER 26(14): 143201.
  • Miao, Naihua, Bristowe, Nicholas C., Xu, Bin, Verstraete, Matthieu J. & Ghosez, Philippe (2014). First-principles study of the lattice dynamical properties of strontium ruthenate. JOURNAL OF PHYSICS-CONDENSED MATTER 26(3): 035401.
  • Bristowe, N. C., Stengel, Massimiliano, Littlewood, P. B., Artacho, Emilio & Pruneda, J. M. (2013). One-dimensional half-metallic interfaces of two-dimensional honeycomb insulators. PHYSICAL REVIEW B 88(16): UNSP 161411.
  • Chang, Bor Kae, Bristowe, Nicholas C., Bristowe, Paul D. & Cheetham, Anthony K. (2012). Van der Waals forces in the perfluorinated metal-organic framework zinc 1,2-bis(4-pyridyl)ethane tetrafluoroterephthalate. PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY CHEMICAL PHYSICS 14(19): 7059-7064.
  • Kumar, Amit, Arruda, Thomas M., Kim, Yunseok, Ivanov, Ilia N., Jesse, Stephen, Bark, Chung W., Bristowe, Nicholas C., Artacho, Emilio, Littlewood, Peter B., Eom, Chang-Beom & Kalinin, Sergei V. (2012). Probing Surface and Bulk Electrochemical Processes on the LaAlO3-SrTiO3 Interface. ACS NANO 6(5): 3841-3852.
  • Bristowe, N. C., Fix, T., Blamire, M. G., Littlewood, P. B. & Artacho, Emilio (2012). Proposal of a One-Dimensional Electron Gas in the Steps at the LaAlO3-SrTiO3 Interface. PHYSICAL REVIEW LETTERS 108(16): 166802.
  • Bristowe, N. C., Stengel, Massimiliano, Littlewood, P. B., Pruneda, J. M. & Artacho, Emilio (2012). Electrochemical ferroelectric switching: Origin of polarization reversal in ultrathin films. PHYSICAL REVIEW B 85(2): 024106.
  • Bristowe, N. C., Littlewood, P. B. & Artacho, Emilio (2011). Surface defects and conduction in polar oxide heterostructures. PHYSICAL REVIEW B 83(20): 205405.
  • Bristowe, N. C., Littlewood, P. B. & Artacho, Emilio (2011). The net charge at interfaces between insulators. JOURNAL OF PHYSICS-CONDENSED MATTER 23(8): 081001.
  • Bristowe, N. C., Artacho, Emilio & Littlewood, P. B. (2009). Oxide superlattices with alternating p and n interfaces. PHYSICAL REVIEW B 80(4): 045425.