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School of Physics and Astronomy

Dr Helen Duncan

Congratulations to Dr Helen Duncan, who has been awarded her PhD for a thesis entitled Modelling local order in organic and metal-organic ferroic materials using the reverse Monte Carlo method and total neutron scattering, supervised by Dr Anthony Phillips and Prof. Martin Dove.

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Her work, using the GEM and POLARIS diffractometers at ISIS Neutron and Muon Source, involved building detailed models of complex functional materials in order to reproduce both the average and the local structure of these compounds. One chapter of her thesis has already been published in a themed edition of Dalton Transactions, and this work was recently showcased as a highlight of the crystallographic results from ISIS in the past year.