PhD project: Quantum Effects in Hydrogen
Hydrogen is the simplest of elements and one of the few systems where quantum behaviour has strong effects on the crystal structure. These quantum effects are of considerable interest to theoretical modellers since they provide a rigorous test of modelling techniques where both the electrons and nuclei are treated as quantum objects. However, the crystal structure of hydrogen remains very poorly characterised. We aim to use neutron diffraction (the only technique able to determine the crystal structure of hydrogen accurately) to explore the crytal structure of hydrogen at low temperatures and high pressure. Experiments will be done on the UK neutron source in Oxfordshire, and possibly also on the European neutron facility in Grenoble, France.
- Dr John Loveday (School of Physics & Astronomy, University of Edinburgh)
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