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Phil Diggle

I completed the masters component for the DST CDT in 2015 and I am now a PhD student here at Warwick. I am based in the EPR and Diamond Research Group at Millburn House under the supervision of Professor Mark Newton. Finally, a thank you goes out to my PhD sponsors, EPSRC and GIA for allowing me this opportunity. An overview of my PhD topic can be found here.


Teaching and Demonstrating

I am involved in the demonstration of the DST CDT labs at Warwick. This involves working with the DST CDT current MSc cohort as part of modules 2, 3 and 8. The practicals involve the use of the Raman Microscopes, X-ray diffractometers, EPR spectrometers, FTIR and UV-Vis spectrometers as well as confocal microscopy; all of which look at material and defect properties of diamond.

Previously, I have demonstrated in the Microprocessors lab, which students take in the second year undergraduate physics degree. Students utilise LabVIEW in order to establish PID control for their nodding donkey (an arm pivoted close to one end, with a sliding mass at the other end) within a short amount of time.


Prizes

Best conference poster award (Tuesday session) - New Diamond and Nano Carbon 2017 conference.


Publications

E. Fraczek, V. G. Savitski, M. Dale, B. G. Breeze, P. Diggle, M. Markham, A. Bennett, H. Dhillon, M. E. Newton, and A. J. Kemp. "Laser spectroscopy of NV- and NV0 colour centres in synthetic diamond" Optical Materials Express Vol. 7, Issue 7, pp. 2571-2585 (2017) 10.1364/OME.7.002571


Conferences

De Beers 68th Diamond Conference, The University of Warwick. Oral Presentation "Decoration of Growth Sector Boundaries with Single Nitrogen Vacancy Centres in As-Grown Single Crystal HPHT Synthetic Diamond." July 2017

De Beers 68th Diamond Conference, The University of Warwick. Poster presentation "Investigating the Nitrogen Vacancy Charge State in a Boron/Nitrogen Co-Doped Single Crystal Synthetic Diamond." July 2017

New Diamond and Nano Carbon Conference, Cairns, Australia. Oral Presentation "Decoration of Growth Sector Boundaries with Single Nitrogen Vacancy Centres in As-Grown Single Crystal HPHT Synthetic Diamond." May 2017

New Diamond and Nano Carbon Conference, Carins, Australia. Poster presentation "Investigating the Nitrogen Vacancy Charge State in a Boron/Nitrogen Co-Doped Single Crystal Synthetic Diamond." May 2017

De Beers 67th Diamond Conference, The University of Warwick. Poster presentation "Investigating the Nitrogen Vacancy Charge State in a Boron/Nitrogen Co-Doped Single Crystal Synthetic Diamond" July 2016.

SBDD XXI - Hasselt Diamond Workshop. Poster presentation "Investigating the Nitrogen Vacancy Charge State in a Boron/Nitrogen Co-Doped Single Crystal Synthetic Diamond" March 2016.


Outreach

I am a member of the DST CDT Outreach committee responsible for the co-ordination of outreach events in the Midlands. If you have any questions on outreach, or would like more information on the DST CDT please feel free to contact me.

October 2017 - The Royal Institute

Family Fun Day: Spooky Science

Ice melting demo and talking to children about the wonderful properties of diamond

July 2017 - DST CDT Public Lecture

Diamonds are for everything

Team leader for the quantum segment and designer.

July 2016 - Royal Society Summer Science Exhibition

Diamond - More than a Gemstone

Involved with the setup and running of the quantum technology aspect of diamond science at the Royal Society

http://www.royalsocdiamond.co.uk/

Phil Diggle

Phil Diggle

EPR & Diamond Group
Department of Physics
University of Warwick
CV4 7AL

Tel: +44(0) 24 7612 2448
p dot diggle at warwick dot ac dot uk

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