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Prof Andrew Wills

Prof Andrew Wills

Professor of Physical Chemistry

Dept of Chemistry

Faculty of Maths & Physical Sciences

Joined UCL
1st Apr 2002

Research summary

Magnetism has always challenged accepted scientific understanding, demonstrating the presence of new physical properties and couplings. Our research explores different aspects of magnetism within a chemical context. Current projects include using representational analysis to characterise the complete set of symmetries of magnetic structures and displacive structural transitions in crystalline solids; developing analysis tools and protocols for the study of magnetic neutron diffraction data; developing polarised neutron scattering techniques to determine unpaired spin (magnetization) density maps in powders and nanoparticles; the synthesis and study of new and known frustrated magnets using laboratory and neutron scattering techniques. 

Education

University College London
Other Postgraduate qualification (including professional), ATQ04 - Recognised by the HEA as a Senior Fellow | 2015
University of Edinburgh
Doctorate, Doctor of Philosophy | 1997
University of Oxford
Other higher degree, Master of Arts | 1996
University of Oxford
First Degree, Bachelor of Arts | 1993
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