Materials and Condensed Matter group news

Materials and Condensed Matter group news

Research updates related to the academics working within the Kelvin Nanocharacterisation Centre.

Latest News

7 Sept 2017: Trevor's research is published in the prestigious journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. This micromagnetic modelling study found that vortex structures in magnetic minerals are capable of recording and retaining magnetic signals over billions of years.

29 Aug 2017: A recent microscopy study of nanostructured diamond has been selected as an 'Editor's Pick' in the journal Applied Physics Letters.

20 July 2017: Imaging breakthrough reveals magnets' internal patterns: MCMP Research Fellow Sebastian Gliga has had his latest research published in the high profile journal Nature. He used synchrotron techniques to image the internal spin structure of a bulk magnetic material. The work is ground-breaking because, until now, it has only been possible to image surface magnetic structures, or the two-dimensional projections of thin materials; but most magnetic materials are three-dimensional in nature and this breakthrough is therefore expected to have wide application.

6 July 2017: Hurray for Monifa, who won the student 'best oral presentation' award at the recent EMAG meeting held within the Microscience Microscopy Congress 2017. Monifa fought-off fierce competition to become triumphant with her confident discussion of "Resistive Switching in a PCMO Device Incorporating a Zirconia Tunnel Barrier".

 (For earlier excitement, see our News Archive)

Latest Publication

Three-dimensional magnetization structures revealed with X-ray vector nanotomography,
C Donnelly, M Guizar-Sicairos, V Scagnoli, S Gliga, M Holler, J Raabe & LJ Heyderman
Nature 547 (2016) 328