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!”

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”

Aly’s First Paper is Published!

This year ended on an exciting note for the group as Aly published his first ever paper in Physical Review B explaining the one dimensional behaviour exhibited by the triangular lattice S=1 system, BaMo(PO4)2. In it, a comprehensive study, involving elastic and inelastic neutron scattering, thermodynamic property measurements, and ab initio calculations – performed inContinue reading “Aly’s First Paper is Published!”

First Diamond Experiment

Kate, Aly and Jen undertook a mammoth two week trip to the Harwell campus to complete three back-to-back experiments. First up, was Aly’s experiment on MAPS, where we explored the spin-orbit transitions in his titanium oxolates with the help of Dr Ross Stewart. Then, we moved to the other target station, to complete Kate’s experimentContinue reading “First Diamond Experiment”

Aly and Kate attend the 16th Oxford School on Neutron Scattering

Aly and Kate spent the first half of September at the Oxford Neutron School, which is biennial event that brings together PhD students from across the world to learn about neutron scattering from a theoretical perspective. A host of academics and instrument scientists from neutron facilities delivered excellent lectures and tutorials. The group enjoyed socialContinue reading “Aly and Kate attend the 16th Oxford School on Neutron Scattering”

Kate attends the International Advanced School in Muon Spectroscopy

The first school of this type since the 1998 Scottish Universities Summer School in Physics, the Advanced Muon School brought together PhD students and postdoctoral researchers at ISIS to learn about advanced techniques in muon spectroscopy. Over 30 speakers delivered lectures and workshops, and Kate particularly enjoyed Prof. Tom Lancaster’s lectures on the application ofContinue reading “Kate attends the International Advanced School in Muon Spectroscopy”

First Group Trip to ILL

This week Kate and Jen performed the groups first experiment on D2B at the Institut Laue-Langevin in Grenoble, France. It was a great (but very hot) experience where we collected some excellent data on barlowite for Kate’s work. We are grateful to our instrument scientist, Dr Clemens Ritter for all his help and explaining howContinue reading “First Group Trip to ILL”