Thursday, February 23, 2012

IDT time allocated for 2012-A

The IDT allocation committee have met and decided on the beamtime allocations. We received requests for 62 days of beamtime with a total of 24 days available this cycle. In making the allocations, the committee followed the core priorities of the IDT. Here's looking forwards to a successful cycle!

Monday, February 13, 2012

Magnetic order in new polymorph of Mn3O4

As part of the ongoing development of low-temperature capabilities on 
SNAP, IDT member Shigeto Hirai has determined the magnetic structure of 
the orthorhombic Mn3O4 measured at ambient pressure 
and below the Neel temperature. As part of an IDT focus on 
low-temperature capabilities for SNAP, Shigeto aims to extend these 
measurements combining high pressure and lower temperature.

Figure shows Shigeto's Rietveld fit to the new magnetically ordered low temperature phase.