1) The magnetic and superconducting properties of the single crystals (oxides, borides and related materials) using magnetometry, transport and thermodynamic measurement.
2) The investigation of the properties of the crystals using neutron and x-ray scattering techniques.
Experimental techniques employed:
1) Polycrystalline powder samples synthesis.
2) Single crystal growth by the floating zone technique using optical image furnaces.
3) Single crystal growth using other techniques such as flux growth and chemical vapour transport.
4) X-ray diffraction of single crystals.
5) X-ray absorption spectroscopy.
6) High resolution powder x-ray and neutron diffraction.
7) Use of PPMS, SQUID, VSM, and ESR to characterise magnetic and superconducting materials.
Department of Physics
University of Warwick
Coventry CV4 7AL