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Durham University

Institute of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (IMEMS)

Staff and Governance

Core Staff

The day-to-day running of IMEMS is the responsibility of the Core Executive Committee, comprising the Director and Associate Directors and the Administrator. 

Publication details for Prof Brian Tanner

Tanner, B K (2016). X-ray Scattering from Spintronic Structures. In Handbook of Spintronics. Yongbing Xu, David D. Awschalom & Junsaku Nitta Springer Netherlands. 919-945.

Author(s) from Durham


The principles and underlying physics of grazing-incidence X-ray scattering are outlined in the context of application to the study of room temperature spintronic systems. Examples are presented showing the precision and reliability of analysis. The use of diffuse scatter measurements to separate topological roughness from chemical intermixing at interfaces is described. Extension of the physics to soft X-ray reflectivity under both linear and circularly polarized beams is discussed and the link to high-resolution X-ray diffraction of single crystal spintronic structures highlighted.

Full Executive Committee

Our Full Executive Committee is made up of the Core Executive Committee, listed above, plus a number of executive members including:

International Advisory Board

We are extremely fortunate to have be able to call on the help and guidance of colleagues from around the world who help to shape and guide our direction, strategy and international reach. Our current Advisory Board members are: