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I teach inorganic chemistry at Trinity and Jesus colleges, and hold a research fellowship at University College London within the condensed matter and material physics group.
My research centres around the investigation of solvated electron and alkalide systems.
I studied for my undergraduate degree and DPhil at Oxford and then worked at the ISIS Spallation Neutron Source for a time before taking up my current positions.
For the undergraduate course in Chemistry (MChem), I give tutorials in inorganic chemistry.
I use a combination of neutron scattering, muon spin relaxation, and magnetometry to study the structural and electronic transitions which occur in solvated-electron and alkalide systems. These are highly reactive and unusual chemical systems which require careful control of their thermal history, but enable us to study interactions across a large range of electron densities in liquid and solid phases.
A.G. Seel, N. Holzmann, S. Imberti, L. Bernasconi, P.L. Cullen, C. A. Howard, N.T. Skipper, ‘The Solvation of Na- in the Sodide Solution LINa∙10MeNH2’, J. Phys. Chem. B 123 (2019), 5337-5342
A.G. Seel, H. Swan, D.T. Bowron, J.C. Wasse, T. Weller, C.A. Howard, N.T. Skipper, ‘Electron Solvation and the Unique Liquid Structure of a Mixed-Amine Expanded Metal: The Saturated Li-NH3-MeNH2 System’, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 56 (2017), 1561-1565
A.G. Seel, P.J. baker, S. P. Cottrell, C.A. Howard, N.T. Skipper, P.P. Edwards, ‘Questioning Antiferromagnetism in the Expanded Metal, Li(NH3)4: A Lack of Evidence from μSR’, J. Phys. Chem. Lett., 6 (2015), 3966-3970