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EPSRC Reference: GR/M47249/01
Title: CRYSTAL GROWTH OF NOVEL OXIDES WITH A LIGHT FURNACE
Principal Investigator: Boothroyd, Professor A
Other Investigators:
Cowley, Professor R Hayes, Dr W Blundell, Professor S
Singleton, Dr J Hayden, Professor S
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Department: Oxford Physics
Organisation: University of Oxford
Scheme: Standard Research (Pre-FEC)
Starts: 01 August 1999 Ends: 30 September 2002 Value (£): 324,638
EPSRC Research Topic Classifications:
Condensed Matter Physics Materials Characterisation
Materials Synthesis & Growth
EPSRC Industrial Sector Classifications:
Electronics No relevance to Underpinning Sectors
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We will purchase a new type of 4-mirror, optical furnace to grow high quality, large volume, single crystals of a variety of novel oxide materials for neutron and x-ray scattering, muon-spin rotation, magnetotransport, magnetisation measurements. The crystals will underpin and enhance existing EPSRC-funded research into strongly correlated electron systems. The materials to be studied are low dimensional transition metal oxides (nickelates, manganites and cuprates), and perovskite ferroelectrics. At present, single crystals of the appropriate size and purity of these materials are not available in the UK. The proposal will help to develop new sample preparation techniques in the UK, and ties in with existing EPSRC research grants both in Oxford, Bristol and elsewhere, and with the EPSRC's investment in novel instrumentation for single crystals, such as the MAPS spectrometer at ISIS.
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