Mark Ellerby
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Mark Ellerby (CMMP) - PhD Opportunities 2006

Potential Projects Include:

  • Superconducting Graphite Intercalates
  • The Nature of Expanded Metals and Glasses
  • Strongly correlated electron systems

Research interests (Research) the properties of strongly correlated electron systems. Previous studies have exploited the properties of cerium and unranium compounds. However recently we have shifted toward new systems based on intercalation compounds and metal ammonia compounds. These systems provide a vast scope for manipulation of the structural - electronic properties and have lead to our discovery of superconductivity in graphite intercalation compounds . This research involves a variety of experimental techniques, including neutron and X-ray scattering,SQUID magnetometry, electrical transport and scanning tunnelling microscopy.

We have excellent research facilities in the CMMP group and in the new London Centre for Nanotechnology (LCN). In addition, we make extensive use of Central Facilities, such as ISIS and the ILL. We also have have a strong collaboration concerning graphite intercalation compounds with colleagues in the Quantum Matter group at the Cavendish.

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