New opportunities for advanced materials science at the ISIS second target station.
More new materials have been synthesised in the past twenty years than in the rest of history! There have been two strands of development driving this progress: increasing complexity and increasing subtlety, where competition between magnetic, electronic and structural properties can be skillfully manipulated.
A major focus of this theme concerns magnetic materials. Virtually everything that we know about magnetic structures at an atomic scale has been revealed by neutron scattering, and neutrons will continue to be the method of choice for studying new magnetic materials.
Artificial structures of nanoscale dimensions are key model systems for understanding the fundamental properties of matter. At the same time they form the basic building blocks for new applications, such as magnetic recording devices, in the rapidly expanding area of spintronics, where the magnetism of electrons is manipulated in addition to the charge.
|Other STFC||News||Site Sections||Important Links|