New floating zone furnace delivered
The floating Zone furnace arrived from Crystal Systems Corporation and will install the furnace on Monday 6th November. There will be a training workshop on Tuesday 7th and Wednesday 8th November. Once Ivana Evans has everything properly installed and commissioned there will be a single crystal growth facility website announced.
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New Laue Diffractometer ordered
A new Laue diffractometer has been ordered from Multiwire Laboratories Ltd. This is part of the EPSRC grant for a Durham single crystal growth facility (PI Dr Ivana Evans, Chemistry). This will arrive in January 2018 and be housed within the Physics Department as a service for the characterisation and alignment of single crystals.
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Synchrotron X-ray Diffraction of skyrmionic crystals
Sam Moody, a level 4 undergraduate research project student, recently visited the single crystal diffraction beamline (I19) at Diamond to undertake an experiment. Sam collected 0.86 TB of anomalous single-crystal data collected around the Cu and Zn absorption edges on pure and doped skyrmionic materials, which he now needs to analyse! He was accompanied by Peter Hatton and Tony the hedgehog who can be found in the photo below.
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X-Rays used to better understand Solar Cell material
Congratulations to Doug Halliday and his PhD student Chris Bosson who have recently published a high-resolution synchrotron powder diffraction study of the solar cell material Cu2ZnSnS4. Their recent paper (Chemistry of Materials 29(22): 9829-9839 (2017)) follows an earlier high-resolution neutron study on the same material (Journal of Materials Chemistry, A 2017, 5, 16672). A news item is being prepared for both Diamond and ISIS websites as well as the Department of Physics and DEI.
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