Back to in person experiments!

After nearly two years of the pandemic, we are finally getting back to doing experiments as a group, and we’ve done quite a few over the past month! Firstly, Grady got the opportunity to go to Grenoble to join Jen on an experiment on the ID22 beamline at ESRF. This is our groups second visitContinue reading “Back to in person experiments!”

Midlands Mag-Lab Up and Running!

A momentous week for the group as our shiny new Quantum Design MPMS3 instrument was installed. Quantum Design’s MPMS3 is a SQUID magnetometer for magnetic property measurements of materials. Our system has a wide range for measurement capability, with high and low temperature, high pressure, ultra-low field and electric transport options available. This exciting newContinue reading “Midlands Mag-Lab Up and Running!”

Aly Presents at the Condensed Matter Physics Seminars

Today, Aly had the opportunity to present a seminar at the School of Physics Condensed Matter Physics Seminar Series, here at the University of Birmingham. Aly gave a great talk, which included an overview of his work into frustrated magnets across dimensions, and how this can affect the magnetic ground state. Thanks to everyone thatContinue reading “Aly Presents at the Condensed Matter Physics Seminars”

Jen Presents her Birmingham Materials Chemistry Seminar

Today, Jen had the opportunity to present some of her latest work to the wider materials chemistry section at Birmingham via their dedicated seminar series. Jen presented an overview to our groups research and then a case study of how we can use neutrons to explore the local and average magnetic structure of materials. TheContinue reading “Jen Presents her Birmingham Materials Chemistry Seminar”

Tristan and Grady Attend the 2021 ISIS Student Meeting

Tristan and Grady got the opportunity to attend the ISIS student conference this week in Oxford. The conference was a lot of fun and it was great to actually engage with other humans in person as opposed to virtually. Upon arrival, they both took a tour of the ISIS facility including the multiple coloured beamlines suitableContinue reading “Tristan and Grady Attend the 2021 ISIS Student Meeting”

Dr Kate Tustain Passes her Viva!!

Congratulations to Dr Kate Tustain for her successful PhD viva! Well done Kate, we are pleased to announce that Kate has passed her viva with minors, and she stands as the first Clark group member to achieve this. Her examiner expressed that she had written one of the best theses they had read due toContinue reading “Dr Kate Tustain Passes her Viva!!”

Jen Presents at PNCMI 2021

Today, Jen gave a talk at the Polarised Neutron for Condensed Matter Investigations conference held virtually by NIST. This conference aims to connect the worlds scientists whose principle technique involves polarised neutrons, and this conference includes updates on instrumentation and science highlights from across the world. This year has been a great conference, with manyContinue reading “Jen Presents at PNCMI 2021”

Jen Wins the ILL PhD Clip Show!

On Thursday, Jen took part in the ILL’s annual clip show – where each student has 4 minutes to present an overview of their thesis. This year there was a total of 50 presentations, taking a marathon zoom session of 4.5 hours to complete! The clips are then judged by the ILL’s directors and headContinue reading “Jen Wins the ILL PhD Clip Show!”