Dr Josie Auckett

Postdoctoral Researcher
Australian Centre for Neutron Scattering (ACNS)
Phone - +61 2 9717 3601
Dr Josie Auckett


Role at ANSTO
Josie Auckett joined the Australian Centre for Neutron Scattering (then the Bragg Institute) in 2015 as a postdoctoral researcher within the Energy Materials project. Her work currently focuses on the characterisation of metal-organic framework (MOF) materials for gas separation and storage applications using elastic and inelastic neutron scattering methods, especially in situ neutron diffraction, together with various computational approaches including DFT-based molecular dynamics simulations.
Josie completed her PhD at the University of Sydney in the area of solid-state chemistry. During her studies, she investigated the structural and physical properties of the brownmillerite oxides and gained experience in various methods of neutron and x-ray crystallography, magnetic property measurements, and inelastic neutron scattering. She also became a key user and avid promoter of the University’s floating-zone crystal growth furnace, applying it successfully to the growth of large oxide crystals from the molten phase. 
Qualifications and achievements
  • PhD in Chemistry from the University of Sydney, Australia (2015)
  • Australian Institute of Nuclear Science and Engineering (AINSE) Postgraduate Research Award (2012-2015)

Selected publications

J.E. Auckett, S.H. Ogilvie, S.G. Duyker, P.D. Southon, C.J. Kepert and V.K. Peterson. Flexible Yttrium Coordination Geometry Inhibits “Bare-Metal” Guest Interactions in the Metal-Organic Framework Y(btc), Energies (2016) in press, DOI: 10.3390/en9100836.
J.E. Auckett, G.J. McIntyre, M. Avdeev, H. De Bruyn, T.T. Tan, S. Li and C.D. Ling. Neutron Laue diffraction study of the complex low-temperature magnetic behaviour of brownmillerite-type Ca2Fe2O5, J. Appl. Cryst. 48 (2015) 273-279.
J.E. Auckett, W. Miiller, M. Avdeev, J.A. Kimpton and C.D. Ling. Structural disorder and classical spin-glass behaviour in Ba3Fe2SbO9, Aust. J. Chem. 67 (2014) 1612-1617.
J.E. Auckett and C.D. Ling. Comment on “Structural and Mössbauer study of the Brownmillerite oxides LaSrMn2-xFex¬¬O5 (0 ≤ x ≤ 0.5)”, J. Alloys Compd. 610 (2014) 212-213.
Z. Huang, J.E. Auckett, P. Blanchard, B.J. Kennedy, W. Miiller, Q. Zhou, M. Avdeev, M.R. Johnson, M. Zbiri, G. Garbarino, W.G. Marshall, Q. Gu and C.D. Ling. Pressure-Induced Intersite Bi–M (M = Ru, Ir) valence transitions in hexagonal perovskites,  Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 53 (2014) 3414-3417. 
J.E. Auckett, A. J. Studer, E. Pellegrini, J. Ollivier, M.R. Johnson, H. Schober, W. Miiller and C.D. Ling. Oxide ion conduction dynamics in large single crystals: A combined experimental and computational study of Sr2Fe2O5 brownmillerite, Chem. Mater. 25 (2013) 3080-3087.
J.E. Auckett, A. J. Studer, N. Sharma and C.D. Ling. Floating-zone growth of Sr2Fe2O5 and observation of a chain-ordered superstructure by single-crystal neutron diffraction, Solid State Ionics 225 (2012) 432-436.
W. Miiller, J.E. Auckett, M. Avdeev, G.R. Kearley and C.D. Ling. Coexistence of spin glass and antiferromagnetic orders in Ba3Fe2.15W0.85¬O9-x, J. Phys.: Condens. Matter 24 (2012) 206004.
J.E. Auckett, Y. Y. Chen, T. Khoury,  R.G.C.R. Clady, N.J. Ekins-Daukes, M.J. Crossley and T.W. Schmidt. Efficient up-conversion by triplet-triplet annihilation, J. Phys.: Conf. Ser. 185 (2009) 012002