Kate and Lucy publish in Inorganic Chemistry!

This week, Kate and Lucy celebrated the publication of their paper entitled “Materialization of a Geometrically Frustrated Magnet in a Hybrid Coordination Framework: A Study of the Iron(II) Oxalate Fluoride Framework, KFe(C2O4)F)”. The work is a continuation of a project that Lucy worked on in Prof Phil Lightfoot’s group at the University of St Andrews,Continue reading “Kate and Lucy publish in Inorganic Chemistry!”

Aly and Lucy attend NMSUM 2019 and Lucy wins BTM Willis Prize

This week, Lucy and Aly attended the Neutron and Muon Science & User Meeting (NMSUM19), which was held at the Warwick conference center in Coventry. The meeting started with a comfortable day dedicated for PhD students in which many interesting talks were presented. As for the main event, parallel sessions, focused on different applications ofContinue reading “Aly and Lucy attend NMSUM 2019 and Lucy wins BTM Willis Prize”

Kate and Aly attend BCA 2019

In April, both Kate and Aly got to attend the BCA spring meeting in Nottingham. On the first day, which is dedicated for early career researchers, Aly gave his first external talk, where he presented a comprehensive experimental and theoretical study on the Mo4+ system BaMo(PO4)2. Aly also got the opportunity to join the YoungContinue reading “Kate and Aly attend BCA 2019”

Kate and Aly attend the Oxford Symposium on Magnetism in Metal-Organic Frameworks

This March, Kate and Aly attended the Oxford Symposium on Magnetism in Metal-Organic Frameworks, a one-day symposium in which magnetic studies on metal-organic and hybrid-coordination framework materials are presented. Aly got the opportunity to present a poster on the magnetic properties of the diamond and square lattice antiferromagnet pseudo-polymorphs of KTi(C2O4)2. Kate also presented aContinue reading “Kate and Aly attend the Oxford Symposium on Magnetism in Metal-Organic Frameworks”

Aly Takes Part in the 2019 Horace and SpinW Workshop

Neutron spectroscopy is an essential tool in identifying many of the exotic properties emerging within quantum magnets. Two of the of the most commonly used software for manipulating and analysing inelastic neutron scattering data are Horace and SpinW. As such, Aly attended the Horace and SpinW workshop which was held at the ISIS Neutron andContinue reading “Aly Takes Part in the 2019 Horace and SpinW Workshop”

Lucy’s Paper is Published in Nature Physics

2019 begin with some exciting news for the group with a publication in Nature Physics on Lucy’s recent work on the two-dimensional spin liquid behaviour in the rare-earth magnet, TbInO3. The study – which involved an international collaboration with the groups of Prof Bruce Gaulin at McMaster University and Prof Sang-Wook Cheong at Rutgers UniversityContinue reading “Lucy’s Paper is Published in Nature Physics”

Kate’s Paper on Barlowite is Published

This month ended with a very important milestone for the group! Kate’s first paper on the nuclear and magnetic structures of the quantum kagome antiferromagnet mineral, Cu4(OH)6FBr, known as barlowite was published as a Rapid Communication in the American Physical Society journal, Physical Review Materials. Barlowite is one of the hottest topics in highly frustratedContinue reading “Kate’s Paper on Barlowite is Published”

Kate and Aly Attend the 2018 ISIS Student Meeting

Aly and Kate attended the ISIS Student Meeting this week, which was held in Milton Hill House in Oxfordshire. The meeting is a fantastic opportunity for neutron and muon users to present in a relaxed environment amongst fellow PhD students.  Kate gave her first external talk here, where she presented her muon spectroscopy and neutronContinue reading “Kate and Aly Attend the 2018 ISIS Student Meeting”

Kate and Aly Attend the ILL & ESS User Meeting

The beginning of this week marked the exciting trip to Grenoble, France, where Kate and Aly flew to attend the ILL & ESS European User Meeting. During their time there, Kate presented a poster showcasing her muon spectroscopy data on zinc doped barlowite, and Aly summed up an extensive experimental study on an antiferromagnetic anhydrousContinue reading “Kate and Aly Attend the ILL & ESS User Meeting”

Jen Graham and Rich Lyons Join the Group

This summer we are very pleased to welcome Jen Graham and Rich Lyons to the group. Jen has just completed her third year of an MPhys degree in the Department of Physics and is this year’s recipient of the IOP Ann Marks Memorial Prize for her outstanding contribution to the promotion of Physics through publicContinue reading “Jen Graham and Rich Lyons Join the Group”