Dr Philip King

Location R 3, 2. 35
Rutherford Appleton Laboratory
E-mail philip.king@stfc.ac.uk
Telephone (office) +44 (0) 1235 446117
Mobile (short code) 1716 (only works when dialed on site)

Introduction and profile

I am the Leader of the Muon Group within ISIS.  The Group is responsible for experiments on four muon spectrometers within ISIS, together with development of these instruments and of the muon technique.  Muons are used for studies of magnetism, superconductivity, radical chemistry, semiconductors, ionic conductors and a variety of other condensed matter and molecular systems.  Muon users come from the UK, Europe and further afield.

The Muon Group is within the ISIS Spectroscopy and Muon Division, and I am deputy division head of this division.  I am also involved with ISIS communications and PR activities, regularly give tours of the facility, and am responsible for the ISIS Annual Report. 

I am Secretary of the International Society for Muon Spectroscopy, and co-ordinator of the Networking activity within the European Neutron and Muon Integrated Infrastructure Initiative.

Research and development interests

I am Principle Investigator on the £2.1M STFC facility development grant to build a new, high-field muon spectrometer at ISIS.  The new instrument - HiFi - is about to enter commissioning.

My research interests focus on the use of muons to model hydrogen behaviour in semiconductors.

Skills, expertise and qualifications

Physics degree (Oxford) and Doctorate (Oxford). A wide variety of management Trained JEGS assessor. Communications and PR experience. STFC mentor.

Professional activities: Memberships/External organisations

Member of the Institute of Physics

Chartered Physicist

Secretary of the International Society for Muon Spectroscopy

Grants, awards, teaching and other activities

Principle Investigator, Facility Development grant to develop a high-field muon spectrometer at ISIS.

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