Research Interests

My main research interests are usually described on the University's main webpages here. These are about to undergo significant renovation so only contain links to publications at the current time. This page contains a few details of my current research. Some links to older work have been left in place for historical interest.

My principal research interests lie in the field of solid state chemistry and involve the synthesis, characterisation and evaluation of new materials of potential industrial and academic interest. Some areas where we have been active in recent years are given in the bullet points below. The links will take you to the journal websites. If you can't read the articles there, preprint versions can be found at Durham Research Online.

Selected older research highlights can be accessed here.

We have excellent facilities within the group for the synthesis and characterisation of new materials including state of the art variable temperature powder diffraction facilities. We have access to all the facilities of Durham's superbly equipped Chemistry department and active collaborations with groups specialising in magnetism and conductivity measurements in the Physics Department. Follow the links on the left to visit our facilities.

We also make extensive use of central facilities such as the ISIS pulsed neutron source, the Synchroton Radiation Source at Daresubry, the European Synchrotron Radiation Facility (ESRF) and the Institute Laue Langevin (ILL) at Grenoble to perform diffraction or scattering experiments that are not possible using laboratory facilities.

Information on joining the group is available here.

[Modified 10-Apr-2021 by John S.O. Evans. Pages checked for Google Chrome.]