Magnetism, Spectroscopy, Theory
Design of high-temperature Single Molecule Magnets
The recent engineering of a near-linear two-coordinate Sm complex has mapped out the route to high-temperature lanthanide SMMs. We are working to determine approaches that would allow improvement and application of such materials.
Methods and tools for modelling magnetic properties
We are interested in computational approaches for modelling magnetic data, which are implemented in our PHI code. Currently we're looking at developing new approaches to modelling EPR spectra, for both fixed and swept frequencies, as well as developing a new GUI to improve the user experience and enhance performance.
Magnetic interactions between f elements
We are interested in the fundamental intramolecular magnetic interactions that occur with f elements. This work encompasses both measurement and theory, and attempts to find appropriate models or rules that govern such interactions.
Understanding magnetic relaxation in Single Molecule Magnets
We are attempting to understand in more detail the relaxation process that gives rise to SMM behaviour in lanthanide molecules that show the largest effective energy barriers. We are performing in-depth physical studies as well as using theoretical techniques to understand this complex phenomenon.
Unraveling the electronic structure of uranium molecules
We are using a huge array of physical techniques combined with theortical modelling to shed light on the detailed electronic structure of uranium molecules. Such a fundamental study aims to provide information on physical and chemical properties of the heaviest elements.
Understanding paramagnetic MRI shift reagents
We are studying the electronic structure and anistropic magnetic properties of prototype MRI shift reagents, in order to better understand how they might be clinically viable. This involves collaborative work with the Universities of Oxford, Durham and Southampton.
Collaborators - UoM
Collaborators - U.K.
Collaborators - International