Aly and Lucy Present at the 2021 BCA Spring Meeting

This year, the BCA spring meeting was held virtually for the first time. The planning and organizing committees, however, did an excellent job putting together a variety of excellent talks spanning a rich range of topics. On the first day, following the YCG meeting, Aly presented his recently published work on the Ti(III) diamond andContinue reading “Aly and Lucy Present at the 2021 BCA Spring Meeting”

Jen Attends the 2021 HERCULES School

This month Jen had the exciting opportunity to attend the 2021 HERCULES school, which for the first time ever was held completely online. The HERCULES school is a 5 week training course, providing a broad overview of X-ray, neutron and FEL techniques. As well as lectures, there is also an opportunity to perform experiments atContinue reading “Jen Attends the 2021 HERCULES School”

Jacob and Ed’s Masters Project Presentations

Jacob and Ed took part in their interim project presentations along with other masters students in the materials research groups today. This was a great opportunity to both learn more about the other research going on within the other materials groups and to practice giving presentations outside of our group. They had the unique opportunityContinue reading “Jacob and Ed’s Masters Project Presentations”

Kate and Aly’s Papers are Published!

Today was a very exciting first for our group – two papers being published on the same day! Kate’s paper has been published in npj Quantum Materials on one of our groups favourite materials, Barlowite! Kate has explored how the dynamics of the magnetic ground state evolve across the Zn-barlowite series by combining muon spinContinue reading “Kate and Aly’s Papers are Published!”

Jen’s First Paper is Published!

Today was an exciting day for the group as Jen’s first paper was published in Physical Review Materials on the nuclear and magnetic ordering of the honeycomb layered spin glass Mn0.5Fe0.5PS3. This work combines a series of neutron scattering and magnetisation measurements, some of which were collected in Jen’s very first two weeks as aContinue reading “Jen’s First Paper is Published!”

Clark Group moves to Birmingham!

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!”

Jen attends the 2020 ISIS Neutron Training Course

This March, Jen attended the ISIS neutron training course, a practical course that gives PhD students the opportunity to get hands-on experience of neutron scattering with ISIS instruments and to meet fellow students just joining the neutron scattering community. As part of the Physics stream, Jen got the opportunity to perform experiments on GEM, INESContinue reading “Jen attends the 2020 ISIS Neutron Training Course”