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Dr Gavin Burnell

Condensed Matter Group

Contact details

Room: 8.303
Tel: +44 (0)113 3433843
Email: g.burnell @


Low Temperature Physics
Condensed Matter Physics
Thin Films

Research interests

Gavin's research interests centre on understanding the physics of electron transport in materials through the fabrication and characterisation of nanoscale devices, in particular in superconducting and magnetic hybrid structures. Conventional superconductivity and ferromagnetism are competing quantum phenomena requiring different ordering of electron spins. This mutual antagonism at the most fundamental level leads to a wide range of novel and interesting phenomena if sufficiently small energy and length scales can be examined. Doing this requires state-of-the-art nanofabrication and carrying out sensitive measurements at low temperature and the latest facilties based experiments.

Useful links

Research Web Page
Condensed Matter Group Website