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Dr James W E DrewittBSc (Hons) (Wales), PhD (Bath)

Senior Research Associate

James Drewitt

Dr James W E DrewittBSc (Hons) (Wales), PhD (Bath)

Senior Research Associate

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Research interests

My research interests include the atomic-scale structure and properties of liquids and glasses under extreme conditions and deep earth mineral physics. I make experimental measurements using in situ synchrotron x-ray and neutron scattering techniques at central facilities, including Diamond Light Source (UK), the European Synchrotron Radiation Facility (France), and the Institut-Laue Langevin research reactor (France).
 
Specific projects and techniques include: 
  • The atomic-scale structure of disordered materials (liquids and glasses).
  • In situ laser-heated diamond anvil cell (LHDAC) experiments.
  • Synchrotron x-ray scattering experiments to investigate sub-solidus phase relations, melting and partitioning behaviour in the Earth's lower mantle.
  • Pair distribution function measurements of liquids and glasses under the high pressures and temperatures experienced in planetary deep interiors.
  • Aerodynamic / acoustic levitation with laser heating.
  • Molecular dynamics computer simulation.
  • Spectroscopy techniques, including micro Raman and Nuclear Magnetic Resonance spectroscopy.

 

 

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Postal address:
Wills Memorial Building
Queens Road
Clifton
Bristol
United Kingdom

Selected research outputs

  1. Published

    Structure and Dynamics of High-Temperature Strontium Aluminosilicate Melts

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  2. Published
  3. Published

    Structure of rare-earth chalcogenide glasses by neutron and x-ray diffraction

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  4. Published

    Structure of liquid tricalcium aluminate

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  5. Published

    Neutron diffraction as a probe of liquid and glass structures under extreme conditions

    Research output: Contribution to journalLiterature review

  6. Published

    Neutron diffraction of calcium aluminosilicate glasses and melts

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  7. Published
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  10. Published

    Structural change in molten basalt at deep mantle conditions

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  11. Published

    Structure of GeO(2) glass at pressures up to 8.6 GPa

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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