Adjunct and Emeritus staff

Robert Robinson

PhD Cambridge University 

Adjunct Professor


Dr Rob Robinson received a PhD in experimental physics from Cambridge University in 1982. He then moved to Los Alamos National Laboratory in the United States to carry out postdoctoral research, and was a staff member there between 1985 and 1999. He has also spent time as a visiting scientist at the Institut Laue-Langevin (1984), the Japanese National Laboratory for High-Energy Physics (1992), and the Japan Atomic Energy Research Institute (1994). He has been a fellow of the American Physical Society since 1998. In late 1999 he moved to ANSTO to become leader of the Neutron Scattering and Synchrotron Radiation Group.

Research Interests

Rob's main research activities have been in condensed-matter physics. His current research interests include strongly correlated f-electron systems, magnetism in uranium intermetallics, molecular magnets, the dynamics of amorphous materials and neutron-scattering instrumentation.

Selected Publications 

  • "Long Ferromagnetic Correlation Length in Amorphous TbFe2", F. Hellman, A. L. Shapiro, E. N. Abarra, R. A. Robinson, R. P. Hjelm, P. A. Seeger, J. J. Rhyne and J.
    I. Suzuki, Phys. Rev. B 59, 11408-11417 (1999).
  • "Magnetic Site Susceptibilities in UPdSn", J. A. Paix‹o, R. A. Robinson, G. H. Lander
    and P. J. Brown, J. Phys.: Condens. Matter. 11, 2127-2138 (1999).
  • "Crystal-Field Transition in PuO2", S. Kern, R. A. Robinson, H. Nakotte, G. H.
    Lander, B. Cort, P. Watson, and F. A. Vigil, Phys. Rev. B 59, 104-106 (1999).
  • "Crystallographic Evidence for Chemical Ordering in UCu4Pd", R. Chau, M. B. Maple, and R. A. Robinson, Phys. Rev. B 58, 139-143 (1998).
  • "Two-Dimensional Ferromagnetic Spin Correlations above Tc in the Layered CMR
    Manganite La2-2xSr1+2xMn2O7 (x = 0.3-0.4)", D. N. Argyriou, T. M. Kelley, J. F.
    Mitchell, R. A. Robinson, R. Osborn, S.Rozenkranz, and J. D. Jorgensen, J. Appl.
    83, 6374-6378 (1998).
  • "Crystal Field in ErNiAl and ErCuAl studied by inelastic neutron scattering", P.
    Javorsky, H. Nakotte, R. A. Robinson, and T. M. Kelley, J. Magn. Magn. Mater. 186,
    373-376 (1998).
  • "Antiferromagnetism and Domain Effects in UPdSn", H. Nakotte, R. A. Robinson, A.
    Purwanto, Z. Tun, K. Prokes, E. BrŸck, and F. R. de Boer, Phys. Rev. B 58, 9269-9275 (1998).
  • "Commensurate and Incommensurate Magnetic Structures of UNiGe", H. Nakotte, A. Purwanto, R. A. Robinson, Z. Tun, K. Prokes, A. C. Larson, L. Havela,
    V. Sechovsky, H. Maletta, E. BrŸck and F.R. de Boer, Phys. Rev. B 54, 7201 (1996).
  • A 30-T Pulsed Magnet Suitable for Neutron Scattering Experiments," R. A.
    Robinson, Y. M. Eyssa, H. J. Schneider-Muntau, and H. J. Boenig, in
    Proceedings of Conference on Physical Phenomena at High Magnetic Fields II
    (Tallahassee, FL, May 6-9, 1995). (PDF 55K
  • "Low-Energy Excitations and the Electronic Specific Heat of YbBiPt," R. A. Robinson, M. Kohgi, T. Osakabe, F.Trouw, J. W. Lynn, P. C. Canfield, J. D. Thompson, Z. Fisk, and W. P. Beyermann, Phys. Rev. Letts. 75 1194 (1995). 
  • "Non-Fermi Liquid Scaling of the Magnetic Response in UCu5-xPdx(x=1,1.5)," M. C. Aronson, R. Osborn, R. A. Robinson, J. W. Lynn, R. Chau, C. L. Seaman, and M. B. Maple, Phys. Rev. Letts. 75 725 (1995). 
  • A New Chopper Spectrometer for Neutron Brillouin Scattering and Low-Angle Neutron Inelastic Scattering: PHAROS (Phase I)," R. A. Robinson, M. Nutter, R.
    L. Ricketts, E. Larson, J. P. Sandoval, P. Lysaght, and B. J. Olivier, in "Proceedings
    of ICANS-XII," Rutherford Appleton Laboratory report 94-025, Vol. I (May 24-28, 1993), p.44-51. (PDF 66K

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