Title of Research Group: Functional amorphous carbon materials group
Principal Investigator: Hans-Benjamin Braun
Institution: University College Dublin
School: School of Physics
Research: Condensed Matter Theory: Strongly Correlated Electron Systems; Spintronics; Nanoscale Magnetism, Spintronics, Spin Currents, Macroscopic Quantum Phenomena, Geometric Quantum Phases, Solitons, Chirality, Statistical Mechanics and Phase Transitions, Neutron Scattering and Magnetism.
Much of the associated experimental investigations require either neutron scattering experiments or x-ray magnetic spectroscopies.
Techniques: XAS/NEXAFS, Neutron scattering
Facilities: SLS, SINQ
Group (as of 2014): 6 PhD, 4 Postdoctoral researchers, 1 Research Assistant
Participating group members at SR/FEL/neutron facilities (period 2008-2014):
R.V. Hugli, G. Duff, B. O’Conchuir, E. Mengotti, L.J. Heyderman, A. Fraile Rodriguez, F. Nolting, H.B. Braun (2012) ‘Artifical kagome spin ice: dimensional reduction, avalanche control and emergent magnetic monopoles’. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society A, 370 (1981):5768-5783