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Dr Jamie Brambleby


I completed a Masters in Physics (MPhys) at Hertford College, University of Oxford in 2012. I then joined the Superconductivity and Magnetism group researching low dimensional molecular magnets, using high fields and pressures, supervised by Paul Goddard.

Research Interests

My primary research interest was investigating low dimensional magnetic sytems, by studying a class of materials called coordination polymers. These are self-assembling lattices of metal ions, where exchange between ions is mediated by organic molecules.

By controlling the building blocks that make up the coordination polymers, we aimed to determine the extent to which the magnetic properties of materials can be engineered. Coordination polymers are of particular interest because it is possible to create a large number of starting materials with different structures.

We measured magnetic properties in low and high fields, as well as using probes such as x-ray and neutron scattering to study these materials. Measurements were also be taken in high pressures to fine tune the lattice constants.


Quantum magnetism in coordination polymers: Download from WRAP here.

Courses Taken

Probes of Condesed Matter (neutron scattering)
Solid State Devices
Quantum and Classical Phase Transitions
Advanced Topics in Magnetic Resonance

Summer Schools
2014 Neutron Training Course, ISIS, Rutherford Appleton Labortory
2014 Magnet Lab User Summer School, National High Magnetic Field Laboratory, Tallahassee FL

Teaching Duties

I tought first year physics problem classes.


  • "A Single-Ion Magnet Based on a Heterometallic CoIII2DyIII Complex", J. Goura, J. Brambleby, P. A. Goddard, V. Chandrasekhar, Eur. J. Chem. 21, 4926 (2015).
  • "Magnetic ground state of the two isostructual polymeric quantum magnets [Cu(HF2)(pyrazine)2]SbF6 and [Co(HF2)(pyrazine)2]SbF6 investigated with neutron powder diffraction", J. Brambleby, P. A. Goddard, R. D. Johnson, J. Liu, D. Kaminski, A. Ardavan, A. J. Steele, S. J. Blundell, T. Lancaster, P. Manuel, P. J. Baker, J. Singleton, S. G. Schwalbe, P. M. Spurgeon, H. E. Tran, P. K. Peterson, J. F. Corbey, and J. L. Manson, Phys. Rev. B 92, 134406 (2015).
  • "Experimental and Theoretical Electron Density Analysis of Copper Pyrazine Nitrate Quasi-Low-Dimensional Quantum Magnets", L. H. R. Dos Santos, A. Lanza, A. M. Barton, J. Brambleby, W. J. A. Blackmore, P. A. Goddard, F. Xiao, R. C. Williams, T. Lancaster, F. L. Pratt, S. J. Blundell, J. Singleton, J. L. Manson, and P. Macchi, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 138, 2280 (2016).
  • "Magnetism in a family of S =1 square lattice antiferromagnets NiX2(pyz)2 (X = Cl, Br, I, NCS; pyz = pyrazine)", J. Liu, P. A. Goddard, J. Singleton, J. Brambleby, F. Foronda, J. S. Möller, Y. Kohama, S. Ghannadzadeh, A. Ardavan, S. J. Blundell, T. Lancaster, F. Xiao, R. C. Williams, F. L. Pratt, P. J. Baker, K. Wierschem, S. H. Lapidus, K. H. Stone, P. W. Stephens, J. Bendix, M. R. Lees, T. J. Woods, K. E. Carreiro, H. E. Tran, C. J. Villa, J. L. Manson, Inorg. Chem. 55, 3515 (2016).
  • "Control of the third dimension in copper-based square-lattice antiferromagnets", P. A. Goddard, J. Singleton, I. Franke, J. S. Möller, T. Lancaster, A. J. Steele, C. V. Topping, S. J. Blundell, F. L. Pratt, C. Baines, J. Bendix, R. D. McDonald, J. Brambleby, M. R. Lees, S. H. Lapidus, P. W. Stephens, B. W. Twamley, M. M. Conner, K. Funk, J. F. Corbey, H. E. Tran, J. A. Schlueter, and J. L. Manson, Phys. Rev. B 93, 094430 (2016) .
  • "Heterometallic Trinuclear {CoIII2LnIII} (Ln = Gd, Tb Ho and Er) Complexes in a Bent Geometry. Field-induced Single-Ion Magnet Behavior of the ErIII and TbIII Analogues", V. Chandrasekhar, J. Goura, J. Brambleby, P. A. Goddard, C. V. Topping, R S. Narayanan and A. K.Bar, Dalt. Trans. 45, 9235 (2016).
  • "Octanuclear Heterobimetallic {Ni4Ln4} Assemblies Possessing Ln4 Square Grid [2 × 2] Motifs: Synthesis, Structure, and Magnetism", S. Biswas, J. Goura, S. Das, C. V. Topping, J. Brambleby, P. A. Goddard, and V. Chandrasekhar, Inorg. Chem. 55, 8422 (2016).
  • "Adiabatic physics of an exchange-coupled spin-dimer system: Magnetocaloric effect, zero-point fluctuations, and possible two-dimensional universal behavior", J. Brambleby, P. A. Goddard, J. Singleton, M. Jaime, T. Lancaster, L. Huang, J. Wosnitza, C. V. Topping, K. E. Carreiro, H. E. Tran, Z. E. Manson, and J. L. Manson, Phys. Rev. B 95, 024404 (2017).
  • "Combining microscopic and macroscopic probes to untangle the single-ion anisotropy and exchange energies in an
    S = 1 quantum antiferromagnet", J. Brambleby, J. L. Manson, P. A. Goddard, M. B. Stone, R. D. Johnson, P. Manuel,
    J. A. Villa, C. M. Brown, H. Lu, S. Chikara, V. Zapf, S. H. Lapidus, R. Scatena, P. Macchi, Y.-S. Chen, L.-C. Wu, and J.Singleton, Phys. Rev. B 95, 134435 (2017).
  • "Implications of bond disorder in a S = 1 kagome lattice", J. L. Manson, J. Brambleby, P. A. Goddard, P. M. Spurgeon, J. A. Villa, J. Liu, S. Ghannadzadeh, F. Foronda, J. Singleton, T. Lancaster, S. J. Clark, I. O. Thomas, F. Xiao, R. C. Williams, F. L. Pratt, S. J. Blundell, C. V. Topping, C. Baines, and B. Noll, Sci. Rep. 8, 4745 (2018).

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Department of Physics
University of Warwick
Coventry CV4 7AL
United Kingdom

Contact Details

For any questions relating to Jamie's work please contact Dr Paul Goddard.

E-Mail P dot Goddard at warwick dot ac dot uk