Kate and Lucy Attend the GRC on Neutron Scattering

This week, Kate and Lucy travelled to the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology to attend the second Gordon Research Conference (GRC) on Neutron Scattering. Gordon Research Conferences are a prestigious series of international meetings founded in 1931 that present frontier research in a diverse range of scientific disciplines. Lucy gave an invited talkContinue reading “Kate and Lucy Attend the GRC on Neutron Scattering”

Chemistry of Materials Paper Accepted

We are delighted to have some of our recent work on frustrated iron oxalates accepted for publication in the American Chemical Society’s Chemistry of Materials. This work was a collaborative effort led by Dr Wenjiao Yao at the University of St Andrews – congratulations Wenjiao! Please see Our Research page for more details and aContinue reading “Chemistry of Materials Paper Accepted”

MC13 Comes to Liverpool

The Royal Society of Chemistry’s 13th International Conference on Materials Chemistry (MC13) was held this month in Liverpool’s Convention Centre at the King’s Dock. Lucy gave a contributed talk on our recent studies of the exotic magnetic behaviour in hexagonal rare-earth indates, which is an ongoing collaboration with the groups of Prof Bruce Gaulin (McMasterContinue reading “MC13 Comes to Liverpool”

NMSUM at University of Warwick

This week we attended the UK Neutron and Muon Science and User Meeting (NMSUM) at the University of Warwick. Lucy had the pleasure of giving an introduction to the use of muons in the study of materials during the Student Day and an invited talk on some of our recent results using neutrons and muonsContinue reading “NMSUM at University of Warwick”

Summer Students

Current University of Liverpool Chemistry undergraduate students Mollie Williams, Nicole Lawrence and Adam Tollitt began their summer studentships today. Mollie was awarded support for her summer project through the Royal Society of Chemistry’s competitive Undergraduate Research Bursaries scheme and Nicole and Adam were funded through our University of Liverpool Early Career and Returners Fund grant.Continue reading “Summer Students”

Physical Review Letters Paper Published

We are thrilled to have our solid-state NMR study of the magnetic ground state of 17O enriched breathing S = 1/2 kagome antiferromagnet, DQVOF, published in the Physical Review Letters today. This work was led by our collaborators at the Laboratoire de Physique des Solides at the Université Paris-Sud and the Paul Scherrer Institute and we areContinue reading “Physical Review Letters Paper Published”

Lucy Gives an Invited Talk at the BCA

This week, Lucy gave an invited talk at the British Crystallographic Association’s (BCA) Spring Meeting at the University of Lancaster. Lucy spoke about our recent low-temperature studies of TbInO3 in the Extreme Conditions session. The keynote speaker for the session was Prof Stephen Blundell from the University of Oxford, who gave a fascinating talk onContinue reading “Lucy Gives an Invited Talk at the BCA”