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Dr Chris Bell

Dr Chris Bell

Dr Chris Bell
PhD(Cantab.), MSci(Cantab.), BA(Cantab.)

Senior Lecturer

Area of research

Thin films and devices of correlated materials

Office G.29
HH Wills Physics Laboratory,
Tyndall Avenue, Bristol BS8 1TL
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Tel. +44 (0) 117 928 8140

Research summary

My research focuses on the creation and control of novel electronic phases of matter in metals, semiconductors, and insulators. Recently my work has centred on low dimensional systems, including low-density high-mobility two-dimensional superconductors, and ultrathin ferromagnets. Understanding how these two types of long range order, which usually do not exist together in nature, combine and interact is another key area of interest.

I use field-effect gating geometries, precise thin film heterostructures, proximity effects and photoconductivity to induce and continuously tune the electronic properties of these systems. Since the materials science and chemistry of these materials, their interfaces and surfaces, is ...

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I completed my Ph.D. in the Materials Science Department of Cambridge University in 2004, and continued as a post-doc for one year. There I was fabricating nanoscale all-metallic Josephson junctions with a range of magnetic materials as barriers ...

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Recent publications

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