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EPSRC Reference: EP/R013004/1
Title: Exploring Electronic Materials with Extreme Conditions
Principal Investigator: Attfield, Professor JP
Other Investigators:
Kamenev, Professor K Huxley, Professor AD Stock, Dr C
Researcher Co-Investigators:
Project Partners:
CEA (Atomic Energy Commission) (France) Charles University Complutense University of Madrid
Institute of Material Sciences Barcelona ISIS Kyoto University
Max Planck Institutes National Taiwan University Rutgers State University of New Jersey
Simon Fraser University University of Maryland
Department: Sch of Chemistry
Organisation: University of Edinburgh
Scheme: Platform Grants
Starts: 01 April 2018 Ends: 31 March 2024 Value (£): 986,868
EPSRC Research Topic Classifications:
Condensed Matter Physics Materials Characterisation
Materials Synthesis & Growth
EPSRC Industrial Sector Classifications:
Electronics Energy
Related Grants:
Panel History:
Panel DatePanel NameOutcome
19 Sep 2017 Platform Grant Interviews - 20 September 2017 Announced
Summary on Grant Application Form
Electronic technologies such as computers, mobile phones and tablets have emerged from understanding and

manipulation of electronic and magnetic materials. Complex correlated electron materials such as superconductors and magnets provide a challenge for chemists, physicists and materials scientists to discover new materials and ground states that will guide theory and underpin future electronic technologies. The use of extreme physical conditions is very important to electronic materials research. High temperatures and pressures are used to synthesise and crystallize dense new materials with strongly connected atoms, while property measurements at multiple extremes (combinations of high pressure, low temperatures and high magnetic fields) enable the electron correlations to be explored. These methods will be applied to topical materials such as high temperature and exotic superconductors, spintronic materials, magnetic monopoles in spin ices, and topological electronic materials.

The proposed Platform grant will enable us to take a more coherent and strategic view of our research. It will ensure that we make the best use of expensive and demanding materials preparation facilities (Walker press for high pressure and temperature synthesis and Czochralski growth of crystals). Measurements at multiple extremes are a particular common interest, and Platform support will enable us to coordinate and integrate the activities of our team of PDRA's who design, build and use pressure cells for electronic transport, magnetization and neutron scattering measurements. It will also enable our PDRA's and students to gain a broader experience and training by working with colleagues with backgrounds in other disciplines.
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