EPSRC Grant success for Emma McCabe and John Evans
(29 February 2012)
Congratulations to John Evans and Emma McCabe for winning a £360k EPSRC grant in collaboration with Stewart Clark from Physics and partners from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) in the US. This grant continues earlier EPSRC-funded work on the electronic and magnetic properties of new oxychalcogenide phases for a further 3 years.
The project will build on work in John's group on the synthesis of various new oxychalcogenide materials such as Bi2YO4Cu2Se2 (see figure), Ln2O2Q2M2O (Ln = lanthanide, Q = S/Se, M = transition metal) and Ln2O2Q2M systems. Several of these materials are closely related to the LnOFeAs iron-based superconductors, which have superconducting critical temperatures up to ~56 K. The team will aim to prepare new materials and use a combination of experimental and theoretical methods to elucidate their structural, electronic and magnetic properties.