Prof. J. Paul Attfield

Professor of Materials Science at Extreme Conditions

School of Chemistry

Research Interests 

Synthesis, structural studies, and property measurements for  electronic materials such as transition metal oxides. High  pressure-high temperature synthesis is an important part of our  programme. We use synchrotron x-ray and neutron diffraction facilities  to determine long range and local atomic structures, and associated  charge, orbital or magnetic orders. Low temperature measurements,  sometimes at high pressures, are used to explore (super)conducting and  magnetic properties.

Email Address 


Centre for Science at Extreme Conditions, The University of Edinburgh Room 3805, Erskine Williamson Building, Peter Guthrie Tait Road, The King's Buildings, Edinburgh, EH9 3FD


+44 (0)131 651 7229


+44 (0)131 651 7049