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EPSRC Reference: EP/R029962/1
Title: Probing the Magnetism of Medium and High Entropy Alloys
Principal Investigator: Dugdale, Professor S
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Department: Physics
Organisation: University of Bristol
Scheme: Overseas Travel Grants (OTGS)
Starts: 01 December 2017 Ends: 31 May 2018 Value (£): 7,598
EPSRC Research Topic Classifications:
Magnetism/Magnetic Phenomena
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No relevance to Underpinning Sectors
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Panel DatePanel NameOutcome
13 Dec 2017 EPSRC Physical Sciences - December 2017 Announced
Summary on Grant Application Form
Technological advances and indeed new periods of civilisation are inextricably linked to new materials which open up new possibilities because of the superior properties they exhibit. High-entropy alloys are a recently discovered class of materials. These are electronically complex materials because of the high degree of disorder whereby the crystal structure is still based on a face-centred cubic structure but each lattice point is randomly occupied by one of typically five different elements with equal probability. This disorder has a large impact on the electronic properties (including magnetism) and a future exploitation demands a detailed understanding of way their electrons behave and the nature of the magnetism at an atomic scale. At the moment, insight into their magnetic order at the atomic scale has come almost entirely from computer simulations rather than experiment, and basic ideas have not been experimentally tested. We aim to rectify this by probing their magnetism using light from a synchrotron. By doing this, it is hoped that we will be able to establish a firm basis for future technological exploitation.

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