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Micromagnetic experiments and simulations, focusing on artificial spin ice and magnetic transport. Single molecule/single ion magnetism.


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Solveig Felton joined the Centre for Nanostructured Media as a lecturer in 2013. She has a broad background in magnetic materials, having used a wide range of different materials characterisation techniques. Currently her interests are focused on nanomagnetism, studying magnetic domain structures and artificial frustrated magnets using techniques such as Magnetic Force Microscopy (MFM) and Lorentz Transmission Electron Microscopy (LTEM) and studying the magnetic interactions in molecular materials using Superconducting Quantum Interference Device (SQUID) magnetometry.

Solveig obtained an M.Sc. in Materials Engineering from Uppsala University, Sweden in 2001, and a Ph.D. in Solid State Physics from the same university in 2005 with a thesis entitled Tunable Magnetic Properties of Transition Metal Compounds. After a post doc in the EPR and Diamond group of the Department of Physics at the University of Warwick she moved to the Department of Materials at Imperial College London in August 2009 as a post doc working on Molecular Spintronics in Sandrine Heutz's group. In 2011 she took on a temporary lectureship in the same department, using LTEM to study micromagnetic states in primarily artificial spin ice systems.

Research Interests

Magnetic materials

  • Nanostructured magnets
  • Artificial frustrated magnetic systems
  • Molecular magnetism



Physics undergraduate teaching

PHY1022 Foundation Physics II -- 16 lectures on condensed matter physics

Level 1 physics laboratories

Level 1 physics tutorials


Postgraduate teaching

PHY9031 Fundamentals of Materials Science

PHY9033 Materials Science Case Study

PHY9034 Magnetic and Electronic Materials


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Research Output

Comparison of two field-induced ErIII single ion magnets

Kühne, I. A., Ungur, L., Esien, K., Carter, A. B., Gordon, J. D., Pauly, C., Müller-Bunz, H., Felton, S., Zerulla, D. & Morgan, G. G., 07 Nov 2019, In : Dalton Transactions. 48, 41, p. 15679-15686 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • Controlling Ferromagnetic Ground States and Solitons in Thin Films and Nanowires Built from Iron Phthalocyanine Chains

    Wu, Z., Robaschik, P., Fleet, L., Felton, S., Aeppli, G. & Heutz, S., 27 May 2019, In : Advanced Functional Materials. 13 p., 1902550.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
  • 2 Downloads (Pure)

    Spin State Solvomorphism in a Series of Rare S = 1 Manganese(III) Complexes

    Barker, A., Kelly, C., Kühne, I. A., Hill, S., Krzystek, J., Wix, P., Esien, K., Felton, S., Müller-Bunz, H. & Morgan, G. G., 17 Jul 2019, In : Dalton Transactions.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • 2 Citations (Scopus)

    Designing Dimeric Lanthanide(III)-Containing Ionic liquids

    Nockemann, P., Felton, S., Esien, K. & McCourt, E., 24 Sep 2018, In : Angewandte Chemie International Edition.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
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  • 218 Downloads (Pure)


    Gadolinium micromagnetic simulations

    McMullan, M. (Creator) & Felton, S. (Creator), Queen's University Belfast, 26 Sep 2017



    Best poster award

    Felton, Solveig (Recipient), 25 Jun 2010

    Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)


    IEEE Magnetics Letters (Journal)

    Solveig Felton (Peer reviewer)

    01 Jan 2019 → …

    Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesEditorial activity

    Intermag 2018

    Solveig Felton (Session chair)

    17 Apr 201820 Apr 2018

    Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in conference

    Defects in Diamond

    Solveig Felton (Invited speaker)

    12 Jun 2018

    Activity: Talk or presentation typesPublic lecture/debate/seminar

    Northern Ireland Science Festival 2018

    Solveig Felton (Speaker)

    25 Feb 2018

    Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in Festival/Exhibition

    Natural Sciences & Engineering Research Council of Canada (External organisation)

    Solveig Felton (Reviewer)

    Jul 2018

    Activity: Membership typesMembership of peer review panel or committee


    Magnetic Characterisation of Nanostructured Magnetic Systems Using SQUID Magnetometry

    Author: Bennington-Gray, S., Dec 2019

    Supervisor: Pollard, R. (Supervisor) & Felton, S. (Supervisor)

    Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Philosophy