I'm a member of the Muon Group at ISIS and one of the instrument scientists responsible for the MuSR spectrometer. Before starting at ISIS I was a graduate student and then post-doctoral researcher at Oxford University.
Research and development interests
My research focuses on magnetism and superconductivity, but I have also been involved with experiments on polymer dynamics and muon fluorine bound states. In addition to working with muons, I carry out magnetic susceptibility, resistivity, and heat capacity experiments.
In magnetism I have investigated ferromagnets and antiferromagnets of varying dimensionality, spin-Peierls compounds, spin liquids, and spin glasses. My work on superconductors has focussed on a series of intercalated cuprate superconductors where organic molecules can be placed between the copper oxide planes to change the layer spacing, and more recently on a variety of iron-based materials such as SmFeAsO and LiFeAs.
Muon-spin relaxation and heat capacity measurements on the magnetoelectric and multiferroic pyroxenes LiFeSi2O6 and NaFeSi2O6