Dr
Peter
Baker
 
(01235) 445350
No
RAL R3,UG.07
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07919-544264
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​I am one of the scientists responsible for the MuSR spectrometer at ISIS, I organise the ISIS Muon Training School, and I serve as the secretary of the International Society for Muon Spectroscopy. In 2014 the American Physical Society recognised me as an Outstanding Referee​.

My research largely uses muon spectroscopy to study ionic diffusion, magnetism, and superconductivity. Some scientific highlights are listed below and a full list of my publications is available through ORCID or Researcher ID.​

I am a co-investigator on an EPSRC SUPERGEN grant​ characterising the ionic motion in newly synthesised Li-ion battery materials and receive funding from SINE2020 to develop online learning materials about muon spectroscopy that are hosted at e-neutrons.org.

Scientific Highlights:

Na1.5La1.5TeO6: Na+ conduction in a novel Na-rich double perovskite
Marco Amores, Peter J. Baker, Edmund J. Cussen and Serena A. Corr, Chem. Commun., 2018, 54, 10040​.

Quantum Griffiths Phase Inside the Ferromagnetic Phase of Ni1-xVx

Fast microwave-assisted synthesis of Li-stuffed garnets and insights into Li diffusion from muon spin spectroscopy
Marco Amores, Thomas E. Ashton, Peter J. Baker, Edmund J. Cussen and Serena A. Corr, J. Mater. Chem. A, 2016, 4, 1729.

Spatially Homogeneous Ferromagnetism below the Enhanced Curie Temperature in EuO1-x Thin Films
Pedro M. S. Monteiro, Peter J. Baker et al., Physical Review Letters 110, 217208 (2013).

Magnetic and non-magnetic phases of a quantum spin liquid
F. L. Pratt et al., Nature 471, 612 (2011).
See also: Quantum mapmakers complete first voyage through quantum spin liquid.

Coexistence of superconductivity and magnetism by chemical design

Eugenio Coronado, Carlos Martí-Gastaldo, Efrén Navarro-Moratalla, Antonio Ribera, Stephen J. Blundell and Peter J. Baker,

Polymorphism control of superconductivity and magnetism in Cs3C60 close to the Mott transition
AY Ganin, Y Takabayashi, et al.

Coexistence of static magnetism and superconductivity in SmFeAsO1-xFx as revealed by muon spin rotation
A. J. Drew, Ch. Niedermayer, P. J. Baker et al., Nature Materials 8, 310 (2009).

Heat capacity measurements on FeAs-based compounds: a thermodynamic probe of electronic and magnetic states
P. J. Baker et al., New. J. Phys. 11, 025010 (2009).

Tuning the Interlayer Spacing of High-Tc Bi-Based Superconduc​tors by Intercalation: Measuring the Penetration Depth and the Two-Dimensional Superfluid Density​