The Chilton Group

Magnetism, Spectroscopy, Theory

We are the Chilton Group in the School of Chemistry at The University of Manchester, working to understand the fundamental properties of magnetic molecules. Our interests include studying novel metal coordination geometries and oxidation states, the link between molecular structure and magnetic anisotropy, as well as magnetic relaxation dynamics. We are involved in the design, characterisation and interpretation of magnetic molecules, employing SQUID magnetometry, optical and EPR spectroscopy, multi-configurational quantum chemical calculations, and spin Hamiltonian modelling.