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

Beamlines: XTREME

Group (as of 2014): 6 PhD, 4 Postdoctoral researchers, 1 Research Assistant

Participating group members at SR/FEL/neutron facilities (period 2008-2014):

Impact:

Publication Highlights:
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

Website: http://www.ucd.ie/research/people/physics/professorhans-benjaminbraun/