Congratulations to Michele on his thesis prize
Many congratulations to Dr Failla, who was recently awarded one of the Faculty of Science doctoral thesis prizes. Well done, Michele!
Welcome to Arturo Hernandez Serrano
We welcome Arturo to the group, where he has just started a postdoc with Emma. Arturo recently completed his PhD in Enrique Castro Camus's group at CIO, Mexico.
Welcome to Qiushao (Sarah) Sun
We'd like to welcome Qiushao (Sarah) Sun to the group in Warwick. She is completing her PhD at CU Hong Kong, in Emma's group, and will be visiting the department for a year.
Our work on the conductivity of double-walled carbon nanotubes wrapped in xylan, a type of hemicellulose, has recently been published in Nanotechnology. Importantly the tubes were efficiently dispersed in water, and had excellent conductive properties. The hemicellulose was shown to not seriously interfere with the inter-tube conductance. This work was led by our collaborators in Finland at Jyvaskyla. Thanks to Maria & Connor for their efforts on our FTIR and THz-TDS results.
Congratulations to Connor on the publication of his recent work in a special issue of J. Phys. D: Applied Physics devoted to the applications of ultrafast spectroscopy. In this work we demonstrate that terahertz electromagnons can be used to directly probe the nature of a phase transition between magnetically ordered phases in the improper ferroelectric CuO.