Thin Film Quantum Materials

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Our group is located in the Clarendon Laboratory (Physics Department, University of Oxford), as well as on the Harwell Oxford Science Campus next door to the UK’s national synchrotron radiation source Diamond and the pulsed neutron and muon source ISIS.

Research interests

Growth of quantum materials in the form of thin films and of nanostructures using molecular beam epitaxy (MBE), UHV sputtering, and chemical vapor deposition; their structural, magnetic, and electrical characterization; as well as exploratory device studies.

Materials of interest include:

  • Topological insulators
  • Magnetic skyrmions
  • Magnetic oxides
  • Magnetic heterostructures


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