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Dr Stan Zochowski
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Appointment
  • Senior Lecturer
  • Dept of Physics & Astronomy
  • Faculty of Maths & Physical Sciences
Biography

I did my undergraduate degree in physics at McMaster University, Hamilton, Canada. From there I went down the road as an NSERC '67 Science Scholarship holder and Massey College Fellow to the University of Toronto. At Toronto I received my M.Sc. (Ultrasonic study of CrMn) and my Ph.D. (Magnetic Phase Diagrams of Nd and NdPr) as a student of Professor Eric Fawcett. During this time, I also spent six enjoyable months as Acting Dean of Men at Victoria University in the University of Toronto.

From the University of Toronto, I moved to Birkbeck College, London, where I held postdoctoral positions in the physics and chemistry departments. In 1992, I was appointed to a lectureship in physics at Birkbeck. I came to the Condensed Matter and Material Physics group at UCL in 1997.

Research Summary

The particular focus of my work to date has been on the modulated magnetic structures of rare-earth alloys and uranium compounds and the transitions between them. To explore the phase transitions and the coupling between the spin and lattice systems I mostly have been involved with thermal expansion, magnetostriction and neutron scattering measurements.

The work on the rare-earths has involved pure metals such as neodymium, thulium, erbium and dysprosium, rare-earth alloys including the Nd-Pr and Nd-(heavy rare-earth) systems and intermetallic compounds such as NdCu2, HoCo2 and TmCo2. Uranium compounds which have been studied include UPd3, UM2Si2 (M = Ni,Pd) and UPdX (X = Sn,Sb,Bi).

Academic Background
    Master of Science Not stated
    Bachelor of Science Not stated
    Doctor of Philosophy University of Toronto
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