We have two main research lines - spin-dependent transport and two dimensional materials:

Spin transport

Macintosh HD:Users:KellyPJ:Documents:Computer:Web:2015 CMS:Research:images:scattering.pngWe have developed a powerful scattering code based upon a minimal Tight Binding (TB) Linear Muffin Tin Orbital (LMTO) basis that allows us to study the effect of many types of disorder on quantum transport in the linear response regime. The very efficient TB-LMTO basis allows us to treat scattering regions containing typically 10,000 atoms including spin-orbit coupling and/or non-collinear magnetization. This makes it possible to study temperature induced lattice and spin disorder and to describe the interfaces between materials whose lattice constants don't match.

Two-dimensional materials

Macintosh HD:Users:KellyPJ:Documents:Computer:Web:2015 CMS:Research:images:T248.pdfAfter the success in isolating single graphene layers from graphite, the same technique has been applied to a plethora of layered materials such as the isostructural hexagonal boron nitride, the layered transition metal dichalcogenides and combinations of all of these.

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