The Baker group’s research applies X-ray and neutron spectroscopy measurements to understand the electronic structure and magnetism of metal ions and clusters. This research involves applying a wide range of large scale facility techniques but with a particular emphasis on resonant inelastic X-ray scattering (RIXS) and inelastic neutron scattering (INS). Specific projects currently underway include:

  • Electronic structure and magnetisation dynamics of single-ion dopants in extended solid-state systems.
  • The study of spin dynamics within molecules that exhibit valence delocalisation.
  • Characterisation of molecular-based switchable magnets.
  • Determination of f-block element electronic structure and bonding