Recent XPS measurements performed by Gwilherm and Anna on the double perovskite GdBaCo2O6 has been published in Journal of Materials Chemistry A. This work was led by Stevin Pramana, now at the University of Newcastle. The EPSRC funded project, in collaboration with colleagues Stephen Skinner, Ainara Aguadero, Mary Ryan, Chris Nicklin (Diamond Light Source) and John Kilner focuses on trying to control of structure, strain and chemistry to design better fuel cell interfaces. A link to the paper can be found HERE.
This month I travelled to Japan for the first time, and it was a fantastic experience. I was away for one week, flying into Tokyo, before travelling to Fukuoka to give a seminar at Kyushu University. I then travelled to Hiroshima for a conference on strong correlations and angle-resolved photoemission spectroscopy (CORPES17). I thoroughly recommend visiting Hiroshima, I was fortunate to be accompanied by Ivana and Jun from the APE Beamline, Elettra Sincrotrone, who kindly fed me Fugu. A weekend in Tokyo rounded off a very satisfying week. Until next time. David