Dr Amelia Hall - PhD student

University of Warwick

Amelia Hall joined the Skyrmion Project in 2018 as a PhD student with the Superconductivity and Magnetism group at the University of Warwick working under the supervision of Professor Geetha Balakrishnan.

Her PhD involved the synthesis and detailed investigation of several chiral magnetic systems, including several members of the transition metal dichalcogenide family of materials, using neutron and x-ray diffraction techniques, as well dc and ac susceptibility measurements.


[1] S. J. R. Holt, A. Štefančič, C. Ritter, A. E. Hall, M. R. Lees, G. Balakrishnan, Structure and magnetism of the skyrmion hosting family GaV4S8-ySey with low levels of substitutions between 0 y 0.5 and 7.5 y 8, Physical Review Materials 4, 114413 (2020).

[2] A. E. Hall, D. D. Khalyavin, P. Manuel, D. A. Mayoh, F. Orlandi, O. A. Petrenko, M. R. Lees, G. Balakrishnan, Magnetic structure investigation of the intercalated transition metal dichalcogenide V1/3NbS2, Physical Review B 103, 174431 (2021).

[3] T. J. Hicken, M. N. Wilson, K. J. A. Franke, B. M. Huddart, Z. Hawkhead, M. Gomilšek, S. J. Clark, F. L. Pratt, A. Štefančič, A. E. Hall, M. Ciomaga Hatnean, G. Balakrishnan, T. Lancaster, Megahertz dynamics in skyrmion systems probed with muon-spin relaxation, Physical Review B 103, 024428 (2021).

[4] D. A. Mayoh, J. Bouaziz, A. E. Hall, J. B. Staunton, M. R. Lees, G. Balakrishnan, Giant topological and planar Hall effect in Cr1/3NbS2, Physical Review Research 4, 013134 (2022).

[5] A. E. Hall, J. C. Loudon, P. A. Midgley, A. C. Twitchett-Harrison, S. J. R. Holt, D. A. Mayoh, J. P. Tidey, Y. Han, M. R. Lees, G. Balakrishnan, Comparative study of the structural and magnetic properties of Mn1/3NbS2 and Cr1/3NbS2, Physical Review Materials 6, 024407 (2022).

[6] T. J. Hicken, Z. Hawkhead, M. N. Wilson, B. M. Huddart, A. E. Hall, G. Balakrishnan, C. Wang, F. L. Pratt, S. J. Clark, T. Lancaster, Energy-gap driven low-temperature magnetic and transport properties in Cr1/3MS2 (M = Nb, Ta), Physical Review B 105, L060407 (2022).