We are a new research "group" belonging to the greater Nanoscience Group in the Department of Physics, University of Bath. Please do not hesistate in contacting me if you are interested in joining, or interested in any way, in any part of our work.

What we do:
We do physics experiments using silicon, exploiting its special properties and technological advantages and in so doing, find out more about its properties and what you can do with it both in terms of new physics experiments and applications. While maintaining a focus on transport in silicon, we will also seek to apply silicon physics and technology to other fields, near or far. We are also interested in a number of things seemingly completely unrelated to silicon such as the Leidenfrost effect and macromolecular self-assembly - more details will be added in due course.

Who we are:
Kei Takashina : Principal Investigator
David Tregurtha : PhD Student (Yr.4 - Just defended!)
Rosemary Brown : PhD Student (Yr.1) (co-spupervised by Dr Karen Edler and Prof. Frank Marken)
Connor Guy : MPhys Project Student
Tobias Hagen : MPhys Project Student
Christopher O'Shea : MPhys Project Student (co-supervised with Dr. Philippe Blondel)
James Arter : MPhys Project Student (co-supervised with Dr. Philippe Blondel)

Main collaborators:
Nanodevices Research Group (Group Leader: Dr. Akira Fujiwara),
NTT Basic Research Laboratories, NTT Corporation (Japan)
Prof. Yoshiro Hirayama, Dr Yoshitaka Niida,
Solid State Quantum Transport Group
Tohoku University (Sendai, Japan)
and ERATO Nuclear Spin Electronics Project
Dr Vincent Renard,
CEA (Grenoble, France)

We gratefully acknowledge support from the EPSRC of the UK (EP/I017860/1) and the European Commission from the 7th framework programme "Transnational Access", contract N° 228043-EuroMagNET II – Integrated Activities Ref. GSC09-210. We are, of course, also supported by the Universtity of Bath and collaborating institutions.

YouTube Channel of selected videos featuring our work!
(18th November 2013)
See some more footage of our Leidenfrost Maze and other things in our lab!

New results published in Physcal Review B as a Rapid Communication!
(4th November 2013)
Spin and valley polarization dependence of resistivity in two dimensions.

Carmen creates a great video of the Leidenfrost effect!
(3rd September 2013)
The Leidenfrost Maze!

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New results published in Scientific Reports!
(18th June 2013)
Metallic behaviour in SOI quantum wells with strong intervalley scattering.

Niida-kun publishes paper in APL!

(16th May 2013)
Electron and hole mobilities at a Si/SiO2 interface with giant valley splitting.

Alex and Richard publish a paper in Scientific Reports about Leidenfrost droplets! (10th October 2012) This is our first open access paper and also our first paper that has nothing to do with semiconductors or quantum mechanics (at least, not directly).