This month has been a busy and exciting start to the new academic year. After his arrival in the group, Aly joined Kate and Lucy on their first high-pressure neutron scattering experiment on the PEARL beamline at the ISIS Neutron and Muon Facility. While there, Lucy performed with her band of neutron scatterers, Life isContinue reading “September Update”
This week we welcome Aly Abdeldaim to the group as a new PhD student. Aly joins us from Chalmers University of Technology in Sweden to take up his ISIS PhD Facility Development Studentship.
This week, Kate and Lucy travelled to UC Davis to attend HFM 2018. While there, Kate gave a poster on her latest results on inorganic and organic-inorganic hybrid quantum kagome antiferromagnets, including new data from the MuSR and GEM instruments at the ISIS Neutron and Muon Facility, and Lucy gave a talk on magnetic frustrationContinue reading “Kate and Lucy Attend the 2018 International Conference on Highly Frustrated Magnetism”
Kate attended the ISIS Neutron Training Course this month, which is a 10-day course that enables PhD students to gain hands-on experience using the instruments at ISIS, alongside complementary lectures. As part of the physics group, Kate had the opportunity to perform experiments on several instruments including HRPD, Merlin and Maps. Neutron scattering experiments willContinue reading “Kate Attends the 2018 ISIS Neutron Training Course”
This Semester, we are joined by Brendan Ward-O’Brien, a 3rd-year MChem student who will work with us on his CHEM366 research project. Brendan’s research aims to explore the feasibility and effect of chemical doping in quantum magnets. Welcome to the group, Brendan!
December marks the end of our first term at the University of Liverpool and was a busy and successful month for the group. Lewis completed his introductory essay “An Introduction to Magnetic Transition Metal Oxalates” for his MChem research project. Kate and Lucy attended the Royal Society of Chemistry Solid State Group Christmas Meeting atContinue reading “December Update”
We are thrilled to have our solid-state NMR study of the magnetic ground state of 17O enriched breathing S = 1/2 kagome antiferromagnet, DQVOF, published in the Physical Review Letters today. This work was led by our collaborators at the Laboratoire de Physique des Solides at the Université Paris-Sud and the Paul Scherrer Institute and we areContinue reading “Physical Review Letters Paper Published”
This week, Lucy gave an invited talk at the British Crystallographic Association’s (BCA) Spring Meeting at the University of Lancaster. Lucy spoke about our recent low-temperature studies of TbInO3 in the Extreme Conditions session. The keynote speaker for the session was Prof Stephen Blundell from the University of Oxford, who gave a fascinating talk onContinue reading “Lucy Gives an Invited Talk at the BCA”