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Christopher Hartland
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MPhys (Hons), PhD, Member of the Institute of Physics, Student Member of the Chartered Institute of Patent Attorneys. Christopher obtained a Masters degree in Physics from the University of Warwick for which he submitted a dissertation on low angle x-ray scattering from magnetic nano-structured arrays.

Following his undergraduate degree, Christopher studied for a PhD in physics under the sponsorship of De Beers Research, UK. In this research Christopher studied the incorporation and migration of defects in as-grown and treated chemical vapour deposition synthetic diamonds. Electron paramagnetic resonance, optical absorption, photoluminescence and DiamondViewTM techniques were employed to identify previously unreported defects and reveal key differences between the aggregation processes in high and low hydrogen content diamonds. Christopher presented his research at a number of national and international conferences.

Christopher joined the Electronics and Computing Group at Potter Clarkson in September 2014.