This Summer has definitely been a strange one – but also a very successful one for our group. Lucy, Aly and Jen have made the move to Birmingham and are settling in nicely in our new labs before we welcome some new members to our group. We want to say a big thank you toContinue reading “Summer Update”
Today was an incredibly exciting day as it was the first time in nearly four months that we entered our lab again! Jen and Aly have never been so eager to clean, preparing everything so we can begin our lab work again over the next few days. Hopefully, with reactions back in the furnace thingsContinue reading “Back to the Lab!”
Today, marks a very important day for our group as Lucy moves to the University of Birmingham to take up a senior lectureship position in the School of Chemistry. Aly and Jen have both transferred their studentships to Birmingham, whilst Kate has decided to stay in Liverpool to finish up her PhD. Although this wasn’tContinue reading “Clark Group moves to Birmingham!”
With Coronavirus sending us all home and the University shut, the first job for all of us was to set up a home office. The question is now – who will keep their desk the tidiest? Although we won’t be able to complete any lab work in the upcoming months, we have plenty of dataContinue reading “Coronavirus Update”
We are delighted to receive a 2018 Research Grant from The Royal Society to support our new project, Elucidating the Role of Chemical Disorder in a Quantum Spin Liquid Candidate. The Royal Society’s Research Grant Scheme provides funding to early-career academics for specialised equipment and consummables for new research projects. We are incredibly grateful toContinue reading “Royal Society Research Grant”
This Semester, we are joined by Brendan Ward-O’Brien, a 3rd-year MChem student who will work with us on his CHEM366 research project. Brendan’s research aims to explore the feasibility and effect of chemical doping in quantum magnets. Welcome to the group, Brendan!
December marks the end of our first term at the University of Liverpool and was a busy and successful month for the group. Lewis completed his introductory essay “An Introduction to Magnetic Transition Metal Oxalates” for his MChem research project. Kate and Lucy attended the Royal Society of Chemistry Solid State Group Christmas Meeting atContinue reading “December Update”
Today was an immensely exciting day for the group as we set up our first pieces of equipment in our chemistry laboratory. We have two, brand new ovens from Carbolite-Gero: a 120 L fan-assisted oven with variable fan speed and a 60 L oven with an 8-stage programmable temperature controller. Both ovens can heat toContinue reading “New Lab Equipment Installed”