Jen works with the ILL Summer School

For the past month, Jen has been supervising a student, Linn Rykkje, as part of the ILL and ESRF summer school – a month long school which gives undergraduate and Masters levels students the chance to learn about and experience working at central facilities. As part of the school, students get to take the leadContinue reading “Jen works with the ILL Summer School”

Jen Presents her ILL PhD seminar

Today, Jen gave her first ever ILL PhD seminar on Nuclear Physics! The ILL PhD seminar series runs every year and is organised by the PhD representatives. These seminars take place every Wednesday with 2 speakers per session. One year all the students present on their own research, and the other year, the students presentContinue reading “Jen Presents her ILL PhD seminar”

Jen’s Paper is Featured in the 2020 ILL Annual Report

Jen’s first paper on the honeycomb layered spin glass, Mn0.5Fe0.5PS3 was chosen to feature in this years ILL Annual Report! The ILL Annual Report gives a selection of scientific highlights of the ILL and an overview of technical and other activity for the previous year. Our work involved two of the ILL’s instruments, the high-resolutionContinue reading “Jen’s Paper is Featured in the 2020 ILL Annual Report”

Tristan Attends the RSC Electron Diffraction Course

This month Tristan attended the RSC electron diffraction course,a 5 day course comprised of the set up, usage and solving of electron diffraction data collected via TEM microscope. This course was comprehensive course and had plenty of resources to ensure that Tristan will be able perform electron diffraction experiments in the future if necessary. HighlightsContinue reading “Tristan Attends the RSC Electron Diffraction Course”

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”

Lucy’s Paper is Featured in the ISIS Annual Review 2020

Lucy’s work on the triangular-honeycomb antiferromagnet TbInO3 was selected to be part of the ISIS Annual Review 2020! This work, which Lucy began as a post-doc in Prof. Bruce Gaulin’s group at McMaster University, involved a combination of analysis techniques; neutron diffraction on HRPD (ISIS), ╬╝SR on MuSR and EMU (ISIS), and inelastic measurements onContinue reading “Lucy’s Paper is Featured in the ISIS Annual Review 2020”

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!”