X-ray Scattering & Magnetism
The group is primarily interested in the relationships between structural, magnetic and electrical properties of solids. To understand these we use high-resolution x-ray scattering to study the structure and a range of magnetometers to measure the macroscopic magnetic and magnetotransport behaviour. Group members have pioneered the use of high-resolution x-ray scattering and resonant x-ray scattering using synchrotron radiation sources to study magnetism in crystals and thin-films. We developed the new technique of resonant x-ray scattering for the direct observation of charge, spin and orbital ordering in strongly correlated electron systems and spintronic devices.
The X-ray scattering and magnetism group is part of the XRDur, the Durham X-ray Centre.