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Robert Aughterson

Position
PhD Student

Contact
Email:
Ph: + 61 2 9036 9683
Fax: + 61 2 93517682

Qualifications
BAppSc (Hon) Food Science & Technology, 1997, RMIT; BSc, 2005, UMelb; BSc (Hon), 2008, USyd.

Background
2006 to present: ANSTO, Institute of Materials Engineering, Experimental Physics Support. Characterisation via SEM, TEM and XRD.
Jan 2007 to Mar 2007: The University of Melbourne, Bio21 Institute, Research Assistant

Research Project
Rob is working with Dr Julie Cairney (ACMM), Dr Baptiste Gault (ACMM), and Dr Greg Lumpkin (ANSTO, IME) on "Radiation Tolerance of Complex Oxides". This project aims to synthesise bulk, single-phase samples of complex oxides and characterise these. These single phase samples will be irradiated and their respective radiation tolerance tracked. The final objective of this project is to identify potential sources of radiation resistance such as crystal structure and or chemical bonding.

Selected publications

  1. Whittle, K.R., Lumpkin G.R., Blackford, M.G., Aughterson, R.D., Smith, K.L. and Zaluzec, N.J. "Ion beam irradiation of lanthanum compounds in the systems La2O3 to Al2O3 and La2O3 to TiO2", J. of Sol. St. Chem. (2010), 183, pp 2416-2420.
  2. Whittle, K.R., Blackford, M.G., Aughterson, R.D., Moricca, S., Lumpkin, G.R., Riley, D.P. and Zaluzec, N.J. "Radiation Tolerance of MAX phases, Ti3AlC2 and Ti3SiC2", Acta Materiala 58 (2010), pp 4362-4368.
  3. Aughterson, R.D., Lumpkin, G.R., Smith, K.L., Thorogood, G.J. and Whittle, K.R. "Synthesis and Characterisation of Ln2TiO5 Compounds", (2008) Mat. Res. Soc. Sym. Proc. Vol. 1107 Publication 3.

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