Postgraduate Seminar Series Thursday 20th September Room 564 5pm (1-x)BiScO3-xPbTiO3: A promising ultra-high piezoelectric crystal by Kaustuv Datta The perovskite structure has been the focus of current research because it’s simple structure facilitates in understanding the interplay between the structural changes and the physical properties. The novel solid-solution of (1x)BiScO3–xPbTiO3 has been chosen to study this perovskite-type structure utilizing the crystallographic method and we aim to improve the understanding of how structural changes at the MPB occur in a diverse range of systems. Applications of proton-NMR to hydrogen bonded systems by John Griffin Hydrogen-bonding plays a key role in stucture determination across all areas of biology and organic chemistry. 1H solid-state NMR can be used to probe these interactions and give insight into molecular self assembly on a microscopic level. However, this approach suffers from inherently poor resolution, and so advanced techniques must be used to extract useful information. This talk outlines some of the approaches used, and some interesting results from a range of different systems. The postgraduate seminar series is a series of informal talks run by postgraduates for postgraduates. All postgraduates are welcome and refreshments are always provided!