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Dr Ian Terry, BSc Physics and Chemistry, Ph.D. Physics

Senior Lecturer in the Department of Physics
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 33 43725
Room number: 144D

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  i) Responsibilities within Department

Member of the undergraduate admissions team

  i) Teaching Activity

A lecturer of the level 3 module "Condensed Matter Physics"

Level 3 Nuclear Physics Laboratory Supervisor (Michaelmas and Epiphany Terms)

Level 4 project supervisor

A lecturer of the postgraduate condensed matter physics course 

Research Interests

  • Low Temperature Physics
  • Magnetism and Magnetic Materials
  • Semiconductor Physics

My research activities lie in the field of experimental condensed matter physics. I am particularly interested the magnetic properties of materials such as transition metal oxides, organic magnets and magnetic nanoparticles. Measurements on these systems are carried out with a commercial QD MPMS magnetometer as well as a dc SQUID-based magnetometer developed in-house which is capable low field magnetometry at temperatures above 300 mK. Other instrumentation includes a 9GHZ ESR spectrometer operating between 100K and 550K and electrical transport systems for temperatures ranging from 2K to 1300K. I also use international facilities (ISIS, Paul Scherrer Institut, Institut Laue-Langevin) for other magnetic measurements.

Research Groups

Centre for Materials Physics

  • Magnetic Materials

Department of Physics

Selected Publications

Journal Article

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Media Contacts

Available for media contact about:

  • Atomic particles: Basic matter: magnetism
  • Atomic particles: Basic matter: semiconductor materials
  • Engineering: Other contexts: low and ultra low temperatures