Andrew Cairns

Postdoctoral Scientist
Experiments Division
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Summary

I am a Postdoctoral Scientist in the Matter at Extremes group at the ESRF, and visiting scientist at the Inorganic Chemistry Laboratory, University of Oxford. My research is focused on the unusual pressure responses of flexible materials—from synthesis to characterisation, through to application. At our beamline (ID27) we specialise in studies at extreme conditions, subjecting matter from elements to proteins to high pressures and extreme temperatures.

Recent Publications

  • Encoding complexity within supramolecular analogues of frustrated magnets Nature Chemistry 8, 442–447 (2016). [ linkarXiv ]
  • Design of crystal-like aperiodic solids with selective disorder-phonon coupling Nature Communications 7, 10445 (2016). [ link ]
  • Negative linear compressibility Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics 17, 20449–20465 (2015, cover article). [ linkarXiv ]
  • Structural disorder in molecular framework materials Chemical Society Reviews 42, 4881–4893 (2013) [ linkORA ]
  • Giant negative linear compressibility in zinc dicyanoaurate Nature Materials 12, 212–216 (2013). [ linkORA ]

ESRF Highlights

Pushing the limits: Giant negative linear compressibility