Friday 14 February 2020 at 14.00 in Chadwick Amphitheatre
Prof. Andrew Goodwin
Professor of Materials Chemistry
University of Oxford Inorganic Chemistry Laboratory
South Parks Road, Oxford OX1 3QR, U.K.
Crystalline materials can harbour disorder in many guises. Disorder can sometimes be random, but more usually it is correlated. Frontier research into disordered crystals now seeks to control and exploit the unusual patterns that persist within these correlated disordered states in order to access functional responses inaccessible to conventional crystals. This talk will survey some of our own recent contributions to this effort, focusing on the use of total scattering and single-crystal diffuse scattering methodologies to characterise disorder in a range of materials, including Prussian blues, metal–organic frameworks, supramolecular assemblies, and frustrated magnets.