The Baker group’s research applies x-rays and neutrons 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:

  • the electronic structure and magnetisation dynamics of single-ion dopants in solid-state crystals
  • the study of spin dynamics within molecules that exhibit valence delocalisation
  • the characterisation of molecular-based switchable magnetism
  • the determination of f-block element electronic structure and bonding