I teach the third year module PX382 Quantum Physics of Atoms and co-ordinate the activities associated with the second year laboratory module PX271 Physics Skills. I also supervise two pairs of final year project students.
I use low temperature magnetic, transport, and thermodynamic measurements to study the properties of highly correlated electron systems. I also use neutron scattering and muon spectroscopy in my work. Systems of interest include superconductors, magnetic oxides, and intermetallic systems.
For more details on the research activities of myself and the other members of the Superconductivity and Magnetism Group please visit our Research pages.
I am a Reader in the Physics Department at the University of Warwick. I have been based at Warwick since 1992.
I previously worked in the CRTBT-CNRS, Grenoble, France with Prof. Robert Tournier and in the Blackett Laboratory, Imperial College with Prof. Bryan R. Coles.
Recent Paper Highlights
Observation of magnetic fragmentation in spin ice,
S. Petit, E. Lhotel, B. Canals, M. Ciomaga Hatnean, J. Ollivier, H. Mutka, E. Ressouche, A. R. Wildes, M. R. Lees, and G. Balakrishnan, Nature Physics 12, 746 (2016).
Fluctuations and All-In All-Out Ordering in Dipole-Octupole Nd2Zr2O7,
E. Lhotel, S. Petit, S. Guitteny, O. Florea, M. Ciomaga Hatnean, C. Colin, E. Ressouche, M. R. Lees, and G. Balakrishnan, Physical Review Letters 115, 197202 (2015).
Unconventional Superconductivity in La7Ir3 Revealed by Muon Spin Relaxation: Introducing a New Family of Noncentrosymmetric Superconductor That Breaks Time-Reversal Symmetry,
J. A. T. Barker, D. Singh, A. Thamizhavel, A. D. Hillier, M. R. Lees, G. Balakrishnan, D. M. Paul, and R. P. Singh, Physical Review Letters 115, 267001 (2015).
Calculating the Magnetic Anisotropy of Rare-Earth Transition-Metal Ferrimagnets,
Christopher E. Patrick, Santosh Kumar, Geetha Balakrishnan, Rachel S. Edwards, M. R. Lees, Leon Petit, and Julie B. Staunton,
Physical Review Letters 120, 097202 (2018).
|For all my publications please take a look at our Publications pages.|