Welcome to the x-ray and neutron spectroscopy research web pages. Our team, led by Dr Michael L. Baker, specialise in the application of x-rays and neutrons to understand the electronic structure and magnetism of metal ions and complexes. Affiliated with the University of Manchester, Department of Chemistry and the University of Manchester at Harwell we profit from collaborations with leading synthetic chemistry groups and national facilities at Harwell to explore novel electronic structure and magnetism of d and f block electron systems.
20/09/2021: Nathan starts his PhD with Kbeta HERFD beamtime at I20-scanning
05/09/2021: MChem Ryan heads to Grenoble to attend the X-Ray and Neutron Science – International Student Summer Programme.
13/09/2021: Rasmus conducts INS measurements using the upgraded IN4-Panther spectrometer at the ILL
02/09/2021: Mike wins the FSE student award for Excellence in Research Supervision. Tim is nominated in the Most Outstanding Graduate Teaching Assistant category.
30/08/2021: Rasmus conducts his first ILL beamtime on IN5.
21/07/2021: Our research features as a highlight in the Diamond Light Source 2020/21 Annual Review, pages 98-99.
07/07/2021: Mike attends beamtime at Soleil, Tim participates remotely.
24/06/2021: Mike’s contributions to the Molecular Magnetism Group are recognized in the RSC 2021 Dalton Division Horizon Prize.
14/06/2021: We present virtual posters at the ICMM2021.
08/06/2021: We participate in a remote RIXS beamtime with the support of Sang-Jun Lee at the SSRL.
04/05/2021: ESRF beamtime! Rasmus participates on-site while Myron and Mike control the beamline remotely from the UK.
26/04/2021: Mike becomes a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.
18/03/2021: Myron presents work on transition metal-doped lithium nitride at CONEXS 2021.
02/02/2021: Our first virtual beamtime performing XMCD at I06 at Diamond. Special thanks to Dr Larissa Ishibe-Veiga for supporting the experiment.
02/02/2021: Rasmus Tang Christiansen joins the group to start a PhD studentship in partnership with the Institut Laue Langevin.
01/12/2020: Mike receives a CAMS Fellowship Award.