The magnetic moments of electrons and nuclei in condensed matter can exhibit quantum behaviour, with discrete energy levels and weak coupling to other degrees of freedom. We study the dynamics of these systems, to explore, for example:

  • how to exploit spins in condensed matter for quantum information applications;
  • the environment of the spin, which can tell us about materials properties, molecular structures, conformation changes, and relaxation mechanisms;
  • the coupling of spins to electric fields, offering new approaches to manipulation and control. 

We use a range of experimental techniques including magnetic resonance and electrical transport.