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Read more at: QM Seminars Lent term

QM Seminars Lent term

12 February 2024

The QM seminar series has picked up this term, with Clifford Hicks (Birmingham) giving a very interesting survey of recent developments in Sr 2 RuO 4 in January, followed last week by Tamaghna Hazra (KIT Karlsruhe), who talked about upper limits on T c imposed by phase fluctuations. Coming up: Alix McCollam (Cork) on 22...


Read more at: UTe2 Fermi surface paper published in Nature Communications

UTe2 Fermi surface paper published in Nature Communications

5 January 2024

A collaboration led by Research Fellow Dr. Alex Eaton is making rapid progress with resolving the Fermi surface and carrier mass in the unconventional superconductor UTe2, providing key input to any comprehensive theoretical description. Results from a series of quantum oscillation measurements have now been published in...


Read more at: Stephen Hodgson PhD

Stephen Hodgson PhD

8 October 2023

Stephen Hodgson passed his PhD viva with minor corrections last week and was celebrated by a group outing on Friday - congratulations! We thank his examiners - external, Prof. Stefan Süllow (Brunswick/Germany) and Dr. Michael Sutherland (QM, Cavendish). Stephen brought high pressure heat capacity techniques to our group...


Read more at: High pressure quantum oscillation measurements in a Mott metal, PNAS paper published

High pressure quantum oscillation measurements in a Mott metal, PNAS paper published

7 October 2023

Correlated electron materials display a zoo of ordered states such as multiple forms of magnetism and superconductivity, but the metallic 'normal' state from which these arise is itself in many cases only incompletely understood. One of the most fundamental examples of such a correlated normal state occurs as a Mott...


Read more at: Three UTe2-papers in quick succession

Three UTe2-papers in quick succession

9 September 2023

Junior Research Fellow Dr. Alex Eaton with PhD students Theo Weinberger and Zheyu Wu have made rapid progress in their investigation of the new unconventional superconductor UTe 2 : in three papers submitted in quick succession to high-profile journals, they present a convincing model for the Fermi surface geometry in UTe...


Read more at: A new unconventional superconductor, CeSb2; PRL publication

A new unconventional superconductor, CeSb2; PRL publication

14 August 2023

CeSb 2 has the immense advantage that clean single crystals are fairly straightforward to grow. It is well-known and - at ambient pressure - has been studied in great detail. However, we found that it undergoes a Dr. Jekyll - Mr. Hyde structural transformation under moderate applied pressure, and in its high pressure...


Read more at: Alex Hickey PhD

Alex Hickey PhD

20 April 2023

Congratulations to Alex Hickey for passing his PhD viva on 31 March 2023. His thesis, intriguingly titled "Big data, bigger magnets, and tiny high-temperature superconducting cuprates", was examined by Prof. Louis Taillefer (Sherbrooke/Canada) and Dr. Michael Sutherland (QM, Cavendish). All the best for your next career...


Read more at: Spring time, magnet time

Spring time, magnet time

20 April 2023

Over a three-week window in March, three independent Cavendish teams worked at the National High Magnetic Field Laboratory (NHMFL) at Tallahassee/Florida. The schedule was a little intense, but we managed to get together for a few hours on a Sunday afternoon (photo above). Experiments in fields of up to 45 Tesla and...


Read more at: Christmas Dinner 2022

Christmas Dinner 2022

31 December 2022

As the year winds down, we got together for the traditional QM Christmas Dinner, hosted this time in the Old Kitchens at Trinity College. pxl_20221209_211926941.mp_.jpg pxl_20221209_221554802.jpg


Read more at: EPSRC grant for research on unconventional superconductors

EPSRC grant for research on unconventional superconductors

3 November 2022

Significant EPSRC grant funding has been awarded just at the right time to support our projects on superconducting and anomalous normal states in correlated electron systems YFe2Ge2 , LuFe2Ge2, CeSb2 , CeNi2Ge2 and in quasiperiodic materials such as high pressure Bi, Sb, and Ba. Superconductivity in YFe2Ge2, LuFe2Ge2 and...