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Phil Diggle

I completed the masters component for the DST CDT in 2015. Following this, I completed a PhD in Physics at the University of Warwick under the supervision of Professor Mark Newton, based in the EPR and Diamond Research Group at Millburn House. Finally, a thank you goes out to my PhD sponsors, EPSRC and GIA for allowing me the opportunity to conduct exciting research.

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Teaching and Demonstrating

I was involved in the demonstration of the DST CDT labs at Warwick. This involved working with the DST CDT current MSc cohort as part of modules 2, 3 and 8. The practicals involved the use of the Raman Microscopes, X-ray diffractometers, EPR spectrometers, FTIR and UV-Vis spectrometers as well as confocal microscopy; all of which look at material and defect properties of diamond.

Previously, I have demonstrated in the Microprocessors lab, which students take in the second year undergraduate physics degree. Students utilise LabVIEW in order to establish PID control for their nodding donkey (an arm pivoted close to one end, with a sliding mass at the other end) within a short amount of time.


Prizes

Outstanding student presentation - New Diamond and Nano Carbon 2018 conference.

Best conference poster award (Tuesday session) - New Diamond and Nano Carbon 2017 conference.


Publications

D. Howell, A. Collins, L. Loudin, P. L. Diggle, U. D’Haenens-Johansson, K. Smit, A. Katrusha, J. Butler, F. Nestola, Automated FTIR mapping of boron distribution in diamond, Diamond and Related Materials 96, 207–215 (2019) 10.1016/j.diamond.2019.02.029

C. J. Stephen, B. L. Green, Y. N. D. Lekhai, L. Weng, P. Hill, S. Johnson, A. C. Frangeskou, P. L. Diggle, M. J. Strain, E. Gu, M. E. Newton, J. M. Smith, P. S. Salter, G. W. Morley, Three-dimensional solid-state qubit arrays with long-lived spin coherence, arXiv:1807.03643

E. Fraczek, V. G. Savitski, M. Dale, B. G. Breeze, P. Diggle, M. Markham, A. Bennett, H. Dhillon, M. E. Newton, and A. J. Kemp. "Laser spectroscopy of NV- and NV0 colour centres in synthetic diamond" Optical Materials Express Vol. 7, Issue 7, pp. 2571-2585 (2017) 10.1364/OME.7.002571


Conferences

2018 GIA Symposium, Carlbad CA. Oral Presentation "Diamond at the diffraction limit: optical characterisation of synthetic diamond". October 2018

De Beers 69th Diamond Conference, The University of Warwick. Oral Presentation "Spectroscopic characterisation of single point defects in single-crystal boron doped CVD diamond". July 2018

De Beers 69th Diamond Conference, The University of Warwick. Poster Presentation "Decoration of Growth Sector Boundaries with Single Nitrogen Vacancy Centres in As-Grown Single Crystal HPHT Synthetic Diamond". July 2018

New Diamond and Nano Carbon Conference, Flagstaff, Arizona. Oral Presentation "Spectroscopic characterisation of single point defects in single-crystal boron doped CVD diamond". May 2018

New Diamond and Nano Carbon Conference, Flagstaff, Arizona. Poster Presentation "Decoration of Growth Sector Boundaries with Single Nitrogen Vacancy Centres in As-Grown Single Crystal HPHT Synthetic Diamond". May 2018

The Rank Prize Funds Symposium on Diamond Photonics: Sources and Sensors, Grasmere, UK. Oral Presentation "Spectroscopic characterisation of single point defects in single crystal boron doped CVD diamond." April 2018

De Beers 68th Diamond Conference, The University of Warwick. Oral Presentation "Decoration of Growth Sector Boundaries with Single Nitrogen Vacancy Centres in As-Grown Single Crystal HPHT Synthetic Diamond." July 2017

De Beers 68th Diamond Conference, The University of Warwick. Poster presentation "Investigating the Nitrogen Vacancy Charge State in a Boron/Nitrogen Co-Doped Single Crystal Synthetic Diamond." July 2017

New Diamond and Nano Carbon Conference, Cairns, Australia. Oral Presentation "Decoration of Growth Sector Boundaries with Single Nitrogen Vacancy Centres in As-Grown Single Crystal HPHT Synthetic Diamond." May 2017

New Diamond and Nano Carbon Conference, Carins, Australia. Poster presentation "Investigating the Nitrogen Vacancy Charge State in a Boron/Nitrogen Co-Doped Single Crystal Synthetic Diamond." May 2017

De Beers 67th Diamond Conference, The University of Warwick. Poster presentation "Investigating the Nitrogen Vacancy Charge State in a Boron/Nitrogen Co-Doped Single Crystal Synthetic Diamond" July 2016.

SBDD XXI - Hasselt Diamond Workshop. Poster presentation "Investigating the Nitrogen Vacancy Charge State in a Boron/Nitrogen Co-Doped Single Crystal Synthetic Diamond" March 2016.

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I was a member of the DST CDT Outreach committee responsible for the co-ordination of outreach events in the Midlands. If you have any questions on outreach, or would like more information on the DST CDT please feel free to contact me.

May 2018 - Pint of Science, Coventry - Diamonds, cats and rollercoasters, Drapers Bar

Along with Chris Bloomer, we gave a 20 minute talk to the public on why "Diamonds are a Scientists best friend" followed by 10 minutes of excellent questions from the audience! Science and beer, what's not to enjoy.

January 2018 - Warwick XMaS Science Gala

Ice melting demo and diamond electrochemistry demo. Lead the organisation for the DST CDT participation in this event.

XMaS Gala 2018

October 2017 - The Royal Institute

Family Fun Day: Spooky Science

Ice melting demo and talking to children about the wonderful properties of diamond (pictured, photo credit: Harry Harper)

July 2017 - DST CDT Public Lecture

Diamonds are for everything

Team leader for the quantum segment and designer.

July 2016 - Royal Society Summer Science Exhibition

Diamond - More than a Gemstone

Involved with the setup and running of the quantum technology aspect of diamond science at the Royal Society

http://www.royalsocdiamond.co.uk/

Phil Diggle

Phil Diggle

EPR & Diamond Group
Department of Physics
University of Warwick
CV4 7AL

Tel: +44(0) 24 7612 2448
phildiggle at physics dot org

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