George Wood - PhD student

University of Warwick

George joined the Skrmion Project as a PhD student in 2020 under the supervision of Professor Geetha Balakrishnan, after completing a Master of Physics (MSci) degree at the University of Bristol.

His PhD is focused on understanding the formation of skyrmions in centrosymmetric materials.

George uses arc melting, the flux method, or chemical vapour transport to grow single crystals.

He then uses x-ray and neutron diffraction for structural characterization and low-temperature magnetometry, electronic transport and heat capacity measurements for macroscopic characterization of samples. To understand the microscopic nature of the magnetism in these materials he uses techniques such as resonant elastic x-ray scattering at central facilities such as Diamond.

Publications

Daniel A. Mayoh, George DA Wood, Samuel JR Holt, Grady Beckett, Emily JL Dekker, Martin R. Lees, and Geetha Balakrishnan. "Effects of Fe Deficiency and Co Substitution in Polycrystalline and Single Crystals of Fe3GeTe2." Crystal Growth & Design 21, 6786-6792 (2021).