Thomas Swinburne


Théorie et Simulation Numérique



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méthodes d'échantillonnage et développement théorique pour la modélisation de matériaux multi-échelles


méthodes d'échantillonnage / sampling methods
calcul massivement parallèle / massively parallel computation
mécanique statistique / statistical mechanics
grainage grossier / coarse graining
dommage par irradiation / irradiation damage
plasticité des cristaux / crystal plasticity


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10/2018 -               : CNRS CR2, CINaM, Marseille, France
03/2017 - 07/2018 : Postdoc, T-1, Los Alamos National Laboratory, USA
04/2015 - 02/2017 : EUROFusion Fellow, Culham Center for Fusion Energy, Oxford, UK
10/2011 - 03/2015 : PhD, Physics Department, Imperial College London, UK



Quantum de-trapping and transport of heavy defects in tungsten

Kazuto Arakawa, Mihai-Cosmin Marinica, Steven Fitzgerald, Laurent Proville, Duc Nguyen-Manh, Sergei Dudarev, Pui-Wai Ma, T D Swinburne, Alexandra Goryaeva, Tetsuya Yamada, Takafumi Amino, Shigeo Arai, Yuta Yamamoto, Kimitaka Higuchi, Nobuo Tanaka, Hidehiro Yasuda, Tetsuya Yasuda, Hirotaro Mori

Nature Materials (2020)10.1038/s41563-019-0584-0

Machine learning surrogate models for prediction of point defect vibrational entropy

Clovis Lapointe, T D Swinburne, Louis Thiry, Stéphane Mallat, Laurent Proville, Charlotte Becquart, Mihai-Cosmin Marinica

Physical Review Materials 4 (2020)10.1103/PhysRevMaterials.4.063802

Defining, calculating and converging observables of kinetic transition networks

T D Swinburne, David J Wales

Journal of Chemical Theory and Computation (2020)10.1021/acs.jctc.9b01211



Computing energy barriers for rare events from hybrid quantum/classical simulations through the virtual work principle

T D Swinburne, J R Kermode

Physical Review B: Condensed Matter and Materials Physics 96 (2017)

Low temperature diffusivity of self-interstitial defects in tungsten

T D Swinburne, P-W Ma, S L Dudarev

New Journal of Physics 19:073024 (2017)


A phenomenological dislocation mobility law for bcc metals

Giacomo Po, Yinan Cui, David Rivera, David Cereceda, T D Swinburne, Jaime Marian, Nasr Ghoniem

Acta Materialia 119:123-135 (2016)

Fast, vacancy-free climb of prismatic dislocation loops in bcc metals

T D Swinburne, Kazuto Arakawa, Hirotaro Mori, Hidehiro Yasuda, Minoru Isshiki, Kouji Mimura, Masahito Uchikoshi, S L Dudarev

Scientific Reports 6 (2016)

Picosecond dynamics of a shock-driven displacive phase transformation in Zr

T D Swinburne, M. Glavicic, M. Rahman, N. Jones, J Coakley, D. Eakins, T. White, V. Tong, D. Milathianaki, J. Williams, D Rugg, a P Sutton, D Dye

Physical Review B: Condensed Matter and Materials Physics 93 (2016)


Theory of the deformation of aligned polyethylene

A. Hammad, T D Swinburne, H. Hasan, S. del Rosso, L. Iannucci, a P Sutton

Proceedings of the Royal Society A: Mathematical, Physical and Engineering Sciences 471:20150171 (2015)

Thermally-activated non-Schmid glide of screw dislocations in W using atomistically-informed kinetic Monte Carlo simulations

Alexander Stukowski, T D Swinburne, David Cereceda, Jaime Marian

International Journal of Plasticity 65:108-130 (2015)

Phonon drag force acting on a mobile crystal defect: Full treatment of discreteness and nonlinearity

T D Swinburne, S L Dudarev

Physical Review B: Condensed Matter and Materials Physics 92 (2015)


Classical Mobility of Highly Mobile Crystal Defects

T D Swinburne, S L Dudarev, a P Sutton

Physical Review Letters 113 (2014)


Collective transport in the discrete Frenkel-Kontorova model

T D Swinburne

Physical Review E : Statistical, Nonlinear, and Soft Matter Physics 88 (2013)

Theory and simulation of the diffusion of kinks on dislocations in bcc metals

T D Swinburne, S L Dudarev, S. Fitzgerald, M. Gilbert, a P Sutton

Physical Review B: Condensed Matter and Materials Physics 87 (2013)