James Beilsten-Edmands

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James Beilsten-Edmands

My research involves studying the ferroelectric properties of materials, using either our PUND setup to measure hysteresis loops or using the pyrocurrent/magnetocurrent method to study phase transitions as a function of temperature or magnetic field. I also use x-ray and neutron scattering techniques to study crystal structures and dynamics.
My current research interests include the lead halide perovskites, a group of semiconductors which form the active component of perovskite photovoltaic devices, and copper ferrite, an insulator with low-temperature frustrated magnetism (T < 14K) which has a field-induced ferroelectric phase between 7.5 and 13 Tesla.