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21 December 2012
Another paper in Nanoletters! Congratulations to Ashwin and LaReine on the acceptance of their paper "Using a tunable quantum wire to measure the large out-of-plane spin splitting of quasi two-dimensional holes in a GaAs nanostructure". Just in time for Christmas.
 
14 & 17 December 2012
The QED group is attending a two-day workshop, CMP at the Coogee Bay for Condensed Matter Physicists in the Sydney region. Anyone interested is welcome to attend this relaxed, no-fee workshop at the spectacular Coogee Bay Hotel. Registration is free.

Roy, Ashwin, Daisy, LaReine, Andrew and Oleh all gave excellent talks at the Coogee Bay workshop - well done.
 
13 December 2012
Daisy Wang and Alex Hamilton are giving talks at the 2012 AIP Congress in Sydney.
 
12 December 2012
Oleh Klochan is giving at talk on his measurements of the Kondo effect in hole systems at the COMMAD conference in Melbourne.
 
10-14 December 2012
Prof Barbaros Özyilmas, from the Graphene Research Centre at the National University of Singapore, is visiting the group.
 
3 December 2012
Alex Hamilton is awarded a UNSW Scientia Professorship, which is UNSW's most prestigious Professorship.
 
25 November 2013
Mark Edmonds, from LaTrobe University, is visiting the QED group to perform low temperature experiments on hole conduction at the surface of disingle crystal diamond. Better not lose that sample!
 
5 November 2012
QED group and collaborators win two large infrastructure grants.
Well done to our collaborator Dane McCamey at the University of Sydney, who has won an $860,000 grant for a new electron spin resonance system.
Prof Nagarajan Valanoor in the School of Materials Science and Engineering, Prof. Hamilton in QED and collaborators at UNSW at ISEM in Wollongong, have also won a $200,000 grant for a new characterisation facility for advanced materials and devices.
 
26-27 July 2012
Professor Michael Kelly FRS FReng from the University of Cambridge is visiting the group.
 
13 July 2012
Welcome to new Honours student Karina Hudson.
 
11 July 2012
Congratulations to Dr. Jason Chen on the award of his PhD.
 
4 July 2012
Last drinks gentlemen please! Today is Jason's last day at UNSW. He'll soon be heading off to join Professor Fujisawa's laboratory at the Tokyo Institute of Technology as a postdoctoral researcher. Drinks at the Rege....
 
23 May 2012
Much as we try to eliminate disorder in quantum devices, it is always there, and can sometimes have significant and unexpected effects, as this latest publication, in collaboration with the Universities of Oregon, Lund and Nottingham, shows:
Probing the sensitivity of electron wave interference to disorder-induced scattering in solid-state devices, B. C. Scannell, I. Pilgrim, A. M. See, et al, Physical Review B 85, 195319 (2012)
 
13 April 2012
Congratulations to Dr. Andrew See on the award of his PhD. Sounds like it's time to head for Drinks at the Rege....
 
31 March 2012
Another paper accepted for Physical Review Letters! Andrew See, Adam Micolich and co-workers show a new route to making incredibly stable quantum devices, and use magentoconductance fluctuations to provide a unique fingerprint of the random disorder in the device. Their results show for the first time that it is now possible to make devices behave identically before and after thermal cycling to room temperature.
"Impact of Small-Angle Scattering on Ballistic Transport in Quantum Dots" Phys. Rev. Lett. 108, 196807 (2012).
 
30 Jan 2012
Congratulations to Jason Chen and Daisy Wang - their paper "Fabrication and characterization of ambipolar devices on an undoped AlGaAs/GaAs heterostructure", in which they report a new way of making quantum devices that can be switched from electrons to holes simply by changing a gate bias, has appeared in Applied Physics Letters. A very interesting piece of work that shows how little we know about holes.
 
26 Oct 2011
The Vector Field Facility was officially opened by UNSW's DVC(R), Prof. Les Field, and the Dean of Science Prof. Merlin Crossley. Some photos are here.
 
24-28 Oct 2011
The 2011 Gordon Godfrey workshop on Spins and Strong Correlations was held at UNSW this year, with numerous international visitors spending time in the group. Some Photos are here.
 
5 Sept 2011
Summer Vacation Scholarships valued at $3,800 each are available for high achieving higher year undergraduates to work in the QED laboratories over the Summer break. Details are available at www.science.unsw.edu.au/summer-scholarships. Applicants should contact Prof. Hamilton or Dr. Klochan. The closing date for applications is 7October 2011.
 
18 August 2011
Another paper in Physical Review Letters! Luke Smith from the University of Cambridge visited the QED group for 2 months last year to perform low temperature studies of the compressibility of one dimensional electron systems. The resulting paper Compressibility measurements of quasi-one-dimensional quantum wires has been accepted for publication in PRL.
 
15 August 2011
Ashwin, LaReine and Oleh are off to the UK to work at the University of Cambridge for 4 weeks. They will be making new devices in the semiconductor clean rooms there. Have a good trip!
 
25 July 2011
Welcome to new PhD student Daisy Wang. Daisy did an Honours project in the group, and is now looking at some of the strange (and not yet understood) scattering properties of holes in nanostructures.
 
25 July 2011
Ashwin and Alex are in Florida attending the 19th International Conference on the properties of two dimensional systems, as well as presenting a talk and four posters.
 
15 July 2011
Oleh Klochan's preprint reporting the first observation of Kondo effect in a spin-3/2 hole system is accepted for publication in Physical Review Letters (see also the preprint on the cond-mat arXiv: "Anisotropic Kondo effect in a spin-3/2 hole quantum wire"). Well done Oleh! Time for a slab (of beer) in the lab.
 
8 July 2011
PhD student LaReine Yeoh wins a Nanotechnology Network scholarship to travel to the UK. She'll be working at theUniversity of Cambridge, making and testing some new devices with our collaborators in the Cavendish Laboratory.
 
5 July 2011
Congratulations to Zach and Matt on the acceptance of their paper "Resistively Detected Nuclear Magnetic Resonance in n- and p-Type GaAs Quantum Point Contacts" for publication in Nano Letters. As Zach put it - "Drinks at the Rege?"
 
28 June 2011
Another preprint is posted on the arXiv: This time Andrew demonstrates the critical (and often ignored) role of disorder in "ballistic" devices: "Probing the Sensitivity of Electron Wave Interference to Disorder-Induced Scattering in Solid-State Devices"
 
17 Feb 2011
Welcome to new Honours students Spencer Russett and Pat Scriven, and new PhD student Roy Li.
 
17 Jan 2011
Installation of the new vector field fridge has begun - see here for details and timelapse video.
 
12 Jan 2011
Welcome to new PhD student Sarah MacLeod, and congratulations to last years Honours students Matt Godfrey and David Waddington, both getting first class Honours.
 
1 Jan 2011
Congratulations to Dr. Oleh Klochan and Dr. Zach Keane on the award of their UNSW Early Career Researcher grant.
 
17 Dec 2010
We are hosting an informal one day workshop for students and junior researchers: Condensed Matter Physics at the Coogee Bay Hotel - see website for details.
 
15 Dec 2010
Jason Chen won best poster prize at the 2010 COMMAD conference - way to go Jason!
 
13-15 Dec 2010
Adam, AdamB, Alex, David, Jason, Matt and Oleh are at the 2010 COMMAD conference in Canberra.
 
9 Dec 2010
Professor David Ritchie, from the University of Cambridge, is visiting the QED group for two weeks.
 
7 Dec 2010
Congratulations to Dr Lap-hang Ho, on the award of his PhD.
 
21 Nov 2010
A/Professor Ulrich Zuelicke, from Massey University, is visiting the QED group for two weeks.
 
23 Sept 2010
Congratulations to LaReine Yeoh and Ashwin Srinivasan - their paper Piezoelectric rotator for studying quantum effects in semiconductor nanostructures at high magnetic fields and low temperatures, based on their Honours project work, has just been accepted for publication in the Review of Scientific Instruments.
 
20 Sept 2010
High achieving final year undergraduate students interested in a PhD at UNSW can get free flights to Sydney and accommodation to come and check us out. Applications to visit UNSW are open now, and should be placed well before 15 October - see here for details.
 
3 Sept 2010
Bienvenue to Luke Smith, from the University of Cambridge. Luke has arrived with boxes full of samples to measure in the QED labs over the next 6 weeks.
 
27 July 2010
Welcome to new Honours student Daisy Wang.
 
19 July 2010
Welcome to new PhD student Rifat Ullah.
 
19 July 2010
UNSW announces a limited number of 3-year junior level VC Postdoctoral Fellowships for international researchers with an exceptional track record. The closing date is 24 August, but potential applicants will need to get in touch well before then. See here for more details.
 
25 June 2010
New Lecturer / Senior Lecturer position announced in theoretical condensed matter physics. See here for details.
 
24 June 2010
Another paper in Applied Physics Letters (well done Lap-Hang!):
Lap-Hang Ho and colleagues describe how to use bilayer two-dimensional electron systems as sensitive electrometers:
L. H. Ho, L. J. Taskinen, A. P. Micolich, A. R. Hamilton, P. Atkinson, and D. A. Ritchie, Electrometry using the quantum Hall effect in a bilayer two-dimensional electron system, Appl. Phys. Lett. 96, 212102 (2010).
 
1 March 2010
Welcome to new Honours students Matt Godfrey, David Waddington and Max Williams.
 
17 Feb 2010
Two papers reporting a new way to make both electron and hole quantum dots that eliminates the main source of charge noise in quantum dots, have been accepted for publication in Applied Physics Letters:
i) A.M. See, O. Klochan, A.M. Hamilton, A.P. Micolich, M. Aagesen, P.E. Lindelof, AlGaAs/GaAs single electron transistors fabricated without modulation doping, reports electron quantum dots.
ii) O. Klochan, J.C.H. Chen, A.P. Micolich, A.R. Hamilton, K. Muraki, and Y. Hirayama, Fabrication and characterization of an induced GaAs single hole transistor, reports the first hole quantum dots formed without modulation doping.
Well done Oleh and Andrew!
 
4 Feb 2010
Welcome to Cécile Héraudeau, on exchange from Ecole Centrale Paris for her Student Practicum.
 
1 Feb 2010
Welcome to new PhD students Ashwin Srinivasan and LaReine Yeoh, already off to a flying start.
 
15 Dec 2009
Congratulations to Ted and Alex: Field-orientation dependence of the Zeeman spin-splitting in InGaAs quantum point contacts, T. P. Martin, A. Szorkovszky, A. P. Micolich, A. R. Hamilton, C. A. Marlow, R. P. Taylor, H. Linke and H.Q. Xu, has been accepted as a Rapid Communication in Physical Review B.
 
1 Dec 2009
David Waddington and Patrick Scriven join the group for their summer vacation scholarships.
 
9 Nov 2009
Welcome to Dr. Adam Burke, who joins the QED group from Arizona State University.

25-29 Oct 2009
UNSW is hosting the 2009 Gordon Godfrey Workshop on Spins and Strong Correlations.
 
25 Oct 2009
Welcome to Dr. Zach Keane, who joins the QED group from Rice University USA.

5 Oct 2009
Congratulations to Adam Micolich on his well-deserved promotion to Associate Professor.
 
29 Sept 2009
A new paper on our hole quantum wires is posted on the preprint archive:
Observation of orientation- and k-dependent Zeeman spin-splitting in hole quantum wires on (100)-oriented AlGaAs/GaAs heterostructures by J.C.H. Chen, O. Klochan, A.P. Micolich, A.R. Hamilton, T.P. Martin, L.H. Ho, U. Zuelicke, D. Reuter, A.D. Wieck.

9 Sept 2009
Congratulations to Adam Micolich on the award of a highly competitive ARC Future Fellowship to enhance his work on quantum electronics. A huge achievement.
 
17 Aug 2009
"Hell yeah" says Lap-hang as his paper Ground-plane screening of Coulomb interactions in two-dimensional systems: How effectively can one two-dimensional system screen interactions in another (L.H. Ho, A.P. Micolich, A.R. Hamilton and O.P. Sushkov) is accepted for publication in Physical Review B. Good work!
 
13 Aug 2009
Jason Chen and Oleh Klochan are in Cambridge for 4 weeks to work with collaborators at the Cavendish Laboratory, and enjoy the English summer.
 
30 July 2009
The 2009 Gordon Godfrey Workshop on Spins and Strong Correlations will be held at the University of New South Wales from 26-29 October 2009, with a plethora of international speakers. See the workshop website for details.
 
19-July-2009
Adam Micolich, Oleh Klochan, Jason Chen and Lasse Taskinen are all in Japan for the week, each presenting their work at the 18th International Conference on the Electronic Properties of 2 Dimensional Systems (EP2DS-18).
 
13 July 2009
Two awards for QED researchers: Dr. Oleh Klochan wins a $3000 travel award from the ARC Nanotechnology Network to visit the University of Cambridge for a joint research project. Jason Chen is awarded a scholarship to allow him to present his work at the 18th International Conference on Electronic Properties of Two-Dimensional Systems (EP2DS-18) in Kobe, Japan.
 
 
19-Jun-2009
The work of Honours students Sarah MacLeod and Karl Chan, together with Dr. Ted Martin, has been accepted for publication in Physical Review B. It's a nice examination of impurity scattering in two-dimensional systems, showing how previous treatments have made some unphysical assumptions. With their improved approach Karl, Sarah and Ted are able to get extremely good agreement of their theory with experimental data obtained by Andrew See. Have a read: The role of background impurities in the single particle relaxation lifetime of a two-dimensional electron gas, S. J. MacLeod, K. Chan, T. P. Martin, A. R. Hamilton, A. See, A. P. Micolich, M. Aagesen, and P. E. Lindelof, accepted for Physical Review B.
 
15-Apr-2009
Another paper on 1D holes, which neatly clears up some controversies in the field, has just been published in the New Journal of Physics: "The interplay between one-dimensional confinement and two-dimensional crystallographic anisotropy effects in ballistic hole quantum wires" by O Klochan, A P Micolich, L H Ho, A R Hamilton, K Muraki and Y Hirayama. Well done all.
2-Apr-2009
The QED group has an opening for a Senior Research Associate to work on hole nanoelectronics - details are here (position now closed).
 
11-Mar-2009
Our paper "The 0.7 anomaly in one-dimensional hole wires" has been selected by the Editorial Board of the Journal of Physics C as one of the top papers of 2008, based on the number of downloads. See the special edition here, which also gives free access to the paper throughout 2009.
5-Mar-2009
Adam Micolich has won the Edgeworth David Medal, a prestigious early career award made by the Royal Society of New South Wales. The medal is awarded annually to a scientist under the age of 35 for distinguished contributions to Australian science. Previous winners include palaeontologist and former Australian of the year, Tim Flannery, and the world-leading solar cell physicist, Martin Green. Full story here.
 
8-Feb-2009
Adam Micolich has been invited to give a lecture at the 4th Advanced Materials and Nanotechnology conference in Dunedin, New Zealand. Jason Chen has also been awarded a UNSW travel scholarship to present his work at the conference.
 
5-Dec-2008
The QED group is awarded new MREII funding to maintain and upgrade equipment in 2009.
 
25-Nov-2008
The QED group wins an ARC Linkage grant for new cryogenic equipment.
 
22-Oct-2008
Today's Australian Higher Ed has an article by Adam Micolich about the use of YouTube in physics teaching.
 
15-Oct-2008
The QED group wins a $350,000 ARC Discovery Grant to study spins in hole devices.
 
14-Oct-2008
Lasse Taskinen's paper on high speed, high sensitivity measurements of 2D hole systems has been accepted for publication in Review of Scientific Instruments: Radio-frequency reflectometry on large gated 2-dimensional systems.
23-Sept-2008
A really interesting opinion piece by Adam Micolich has just appeared on the Faculty of Science website: How I learned to stop worrying and love YouTube. The full article can also be downloaded from the preprint server: http://arxiv.org/abs/0808.3441
 
21-Sept-2008
Adam completed the Blackmore's Bridge run on the weekend, despite a sprained ankle and advice from his Physio. And managed to complete the 9km run in a shade over 50 min!
 
6-Sept-2008
New PhD projects (800kB PDF file) are available for making and studying semiconductor nanostructures to study spin-orbit coupling and spintronics applications in both electron and hole nanostructures.
 
11-July-2008
Welcome to new PhD student, Sebastian Fricke, who has joined the group from Germany.
 
4-July-2008
Ted Martin wins a prize for his poster presentation at the International Conference on Electronic Materials.
 
20-June-2008
Congratulations to Ted and Alex S. on getting their paper on spin-splitting in narrow bandgap quantum wires accepted for publication in Applied Physics Letters:Enhanced Zeeman splitting in Ga0.25 In0.75 As quantum point contacts, T. P. Martin, A. Szorkovszky, A. P. Micolich, A. R. Hamilton, C. A. Marlow, H. Linke, and R. P. Taylor, and L. Samuelson. Preprint available here.
 
16-June-2008
Farewell to Dr. Oleh Klochan, who is leaving the group to take up a position at the famous Delft Technical University - Good luck Oleh.

1-April-2008
The competition is really heating up: Now it's Lap-hang's turn, with a new paper accepted for physical Review B Rapid Communications:
Effect of screening long-range Coulomb interactions on the metallic behavior in two-dimensional hole systems by L.H. Ho, W.R. Clarke, A.P. Micolich, et al. Well done all!
 
3-March-2008
Welcome to six new and old students for Session 1 in 2008. Karl Chan and Alex Szorkovsky are back for more physics Honours fun, and are joined by Jeremy Badcock. Dan Ong and Sam Yick join the group for their Nano Honours projects, and Stephan Strahl is doing an exchange program from Regensburg.
 
28-Feb-2008
Not to be outdone, Ted Martin has just had his paper "Confinement properties of a Ga0.25In0.75As/InP quantum point contact," accepted for publicaton in Physical Review B. Nice work!
 
27-Feb-2008
Congrats to Sarah for her paper on "Single particle and momentum relaxation times in two-dimensional electron systems", which has appeared in Proc. of SPIE Vol. 6800, 68001L, (2008). This is the culmination of her Honours thesis, and quite an achievement (and a small step to Dr. X's sweet, sweet office).
 
25-Feb-2008
Adam, Lasse, Ted and Oleh are in Melbourne this week to attend the 2008 International Conference on Nanoscience and Nanotechnology. Ted is giving a talk on"Coupling of electron quantum interference effects in arrays of hard-walled semiconductor cavities" and Oleh is talking about "Hole transport in undoped one dimensional quantum wires". Lasse is presenting a poster on phonon coupling in metallic wires, and Adam is organising & chairing the Australian Research Council Nanotechnology Network ECR/Postgraduate Student Symposium (as well as chairing one of the Nanoelectronics symposia).
 
11-Jan-2008
Another Paper in Physical Review Letters! "0.7 Structure and Zero Bias Anomaly in Ballistic Hole Quantum Wires" by Romain Danneau, Oleh Klochan, Warrick Clarke, Lap-Hang Ho, Adam Micolich, Michelle Simmons, Alex Hamilton et al has just been published (Phys. Rev. Lett., 100, 016403 (2008)). Congratulations to everyone!
 
31-Sept-2007
"An improved process for fabricating high-mobility organic molecular crystal field-effect transistors" by Adam Micolich, Laurence Bell (Hons. student), and Alex Hamilton has just been published in the Journal of Applied Physics, 102, 084511 (2007).
 
27-Sept-2007
New PhD projects (800kB PDF file) are available for making and studying semiconductor nanostructures to study spin-orbit coupling and spintronics applications in both electron and hole nanostructures.
 
26-Sept-2007
The QED group has done really well in this year's ARC funding, winning a 3-year $380k Discovery grant on nanospintronics, a 3-year $80K Linkage International grant and a $440k Linkage Infrastructure grant to commence in 2008.
 
15-Sept-2007
The QED group gets another paper in a high impact journal! Warrick Clarke's paper Impact of long- and short-range disorder on the metallic behaviour of two-dimensional systems has been accepted for publication in Nature Physics. NP has an impact factor of 12, so that's pretty good. But then it's a pretty good paper - well done all.
 
10-Sept-2007
Ulrich Zuelicke, our collaborator in New Zealand, wins Massey University's largest Marsden grant, NZ$800k, to study zitterbewegung - way to go Uli.
 
23-July-2007
Three new Honours students join the group: Alex, Karl, and Rifat (back again).
 
15-July-2007
Lap-hang, Ted and Alex are off to Genoa, Italy, to attend the 17th international conference on the Electronic Properties of 2-Dimensional Systems.
 
3-July-2007
Congratulations to Adam Micolich on his promotion to Senior Lecturer.
 
2-July-2007
Welcome to Dr. Lasse Taskinen, who has joined the group from the University of Jyväskylä in Finland.
 
29-June-2007
Rifat and Sarah have submitted their Honours theses - well done, and now get some sleep!
 
17-May-2007
Sarah has been given a scholarship to attend a summer school in the Netherlands - have fun!
 
27-Mar-2007
Prof Alexander Korotkov is visiting the group, and will talk on quantum measurements.
 
21-Feb-2007
Three new Honours students join the group: Sarah (back again!), Dan, and Rifat. Congratulations also to Jason on his degree results and for obtaining an Australian Postgraduate Award.
 
5-Dec-2006
Adam Micolich gives a Keynote speech on "New Routes to Organic Devices" at the 2006 Australian Institute of Physics Congress in Brisbane. Laurence Bell also presents a rather nice poster on his Honours project at the conference.
 
21-Nov-2006
Welcome to Dr. Ted Martin, who has joined the group from the University of Oregon.
 
20-Nov-2006
Dr Ulrich Zuelicke of Massey University's Institute for fundamental sciences is visiting the group as a Gordon Godfrey research Fellow for two weeks.
 
10-Nov-2006
UNSW research developing quantum semiconductor devices that use holes instead of electrons has earned Associate Professor Alex Hamilton and the QED group the Australasian Science Prize for 2006. More details are on the faculty website, with a story on the group’s research published in the current issue of Australasian Science.
27-Oct-2006
Congratulations to Dr. Adam Micolich on scooping a prestigious Young Tall Poppy Science Award at NSW Parliament House for his work on fractal conductance fluctuations in quantum billiards and hybrid organic-inorganic superconductor materials. The Young Tall Poppy Program was established by the Australian Institute of Policy & Science to identify and acknowledge outstanding young Australian researchers. Rumour has it that Adam celebrated by buying a new bass guitar.
15-Oct-2006
New PhD projects (800kB PDF file) available in nanoscale quantum device fabrication and operation, and novel semiconducting and superconducting plastics.
11-Oct-2006
Dr. Adam Micolich and A/Prof Alex Hamilton win the University’s largest Discovery Project Grant – $1.3 million – for research on the quantum properties of GaAs nanostructures. The award includes a five year ARC Professorial Fellowship for A/Professor Hamilton.
11-Oct-2006
Superconductivity in metal-mixed ion-implanted polymer films: Dr. Adam Micolich and colleagues at the University of Queensland report their discovery in Applied Physics Letters 89, 152503 (2006).
30 -Aug-2006
Another publication on our hole quantum wires appears in Applied Physics Letters 89, 092105 (2006), as part of a collaboration with NTT Basic Research laboratories in Japan. This time Oleh Klochan and Warrick Clarke report a new way of making ultra-stable hole quantum wires.
14-Aug-2006
The 2005 UNSW School of Physics annual report has been released. It includes summaries of our research on organic devices, and electrical transport in hole quantum wires.
6-Aug-2006
A/Prof. Hamilton is in Hanoi presenting a summary of the group's work on p-type quantum wires.
26-July-2006
PLENTY OF NOTHING: a hole new quantum spin is a media release for the popular press about our recent work.
"Electronic devices are always shrinking in size but it’s hard to imagine anything beating what researchers at the University of New South Wales have created (read more)". Photos are available of some of the group members and the devices, as well as a conceptual web animation of how the devices work.
24-July-2006
PhD student Oleh Klochan and Dr. Romain Danneau are in Vienna, each giving a talk on their work on hole quantum wires at the 28th International Conference on the Properties of Semiconductors (ICPS-28).
14-July-2006
Romain Danneau and co-workers report the discovery of extreme anisotropy in the response of a one-dimensional hole quantum wire to an external magnetic field in this week's edition of Physical Review Letters (Physical Review Letters 97, 026403 (2006)). Our work is the first to show that one-dimensional hole systems are quite different to one-dimensional electron systems due to the strong coupling between spin and momentum. In addition to the fundamental significance, potential applications may include all-electrical manipulation of spin, and new spintronic devices.
2-July-2006
Adam Micolich is in Dublin, to give a talk on "Superconductivity In Ion-Beam Metal Mixed Polymers".
14-Mar-2006
Congratulations to Dr. Warrick Clarke on his "admission to the degree of Doctor of Philosophy", with an excellent thesis.
14-Mar-2006
Applications for the Senior Research Fellow position have now closed.
24-Jan-2006
Our new technique for fabricating very low-disorder p-type heterostructure devices is published (W.R. Clarke et al Journal of Applied Physics 99, 023707 (2006)).
5-Jan-2006
The first report of clean conductance quantisation in one dimensional hole systems, and the anomalous feature at 0.7 of the conductance quantum is published (R. Danneau et al, Applied Physics Letters 88, 012107 (2006)).
21-Dec-2005
Carlin Yasin's work on interaction corrections to the Hall effect in two dimensional electron and hole systems has been accepted for publication as a Rapid Communication in Physical Review B (Phys. Rev. B 72, 241310(R)). Well done all!
9-Nov-2005
Congratulations to Dr. Romain Danneau, who has won a $340,000 ARC Postdoctoral Fellowship and Discovery Project to study "electronics with spin".
31-Oct-2005
Dr Ulrich Zuelicke of Massey Universities Institute for fundamental sciences is visiting the group as a Gordon Godfrey research Fellow for three weeks.
30-Sept-2005
Congratulations to Warrick Clarke, who has submitted his PhD thesis and is off for a well-earned break.
31-July-2005
The 2004 UNSW School of Physics annual report has been released. It includes summaries of our research on superconducting and organic devices, and low dimensional GaAs devices.
10-July-2005
The first observation of clean conductance quantisation and the "0.7-anommaly"in a one-dimensional p-type quantum wire is reported by Dr. Romain Danneau at the 16th International Conference EP2DS-16 in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Click here for a preprint of this work.
16-April-2005
Our new technique for fabricating low-disorder p-type heterostructure devices is published in the Microelectronics journal.
10-Feb-2005
Warrick Clarke's study of the effect of the symmetry of the confining potential on excitonic bilayer quantum Hall states is published as a Rapid Communication in Physical Review B
14-Dec-2004
Sean McPhail's detailed study of weak localisation in high quality two-dimensional systems is published in Physical Review B
12-Dec-2004
Warrick Clarke presents his work on novel p-type GaAs heterostructure devices at the fifth international conference on low dimensional structures and devices (LDSD 2004) in Cancun, Mexico.
17-Nov-2004
QED group attracts significant new funding from the Australian Research Council: Alex Hamilton is awarded a $440k ARC Discovery Grant to study organic and inorganic nanostructures with NTT Basic Research Laboratories, the University of Cambridge, the Niels Bohr institute in Denmark, and Boise State University. Adam Micolich is awarded $345k to study ion-implanted polymers with colleagues at the University of Queensland.
31-July-2004
The 2003 UNSW School of Physics annual report has been released, and includes summaries of our research on organic and inorganic devices.
14-Jan-2004
Dr Romain Danneau, formerly at the Centre de Recherches sur les Très Basses Températures in Grenoble, joins the Group.
1-Jan-2004
Congratulations to Michelle Simmons on her promotion to full professor.
31-July-2003
The UNSW School of Physics annual report has been released, and includes a summary of our research.
7-July-2003
Applications for the postdoctoral positions have closed and we are currently interviewing candidates.
24-March-2003
Adam has been awarded a significant University capital grant. This will enable us to pursue new research on organic devices.
20-March-2003
Michelle Simmons awarded an ARC Federation fellowship to continue her work on condensed matter physics.
14-Feb-2003
We are advertising for two postdoctoral positions , in Conducting Polymers and Organic Electronics, and Correlated Effects in Quantum Electronic Devices. See our opportunities page for more information. THESE POSITIONS HAVE NOW CLOSED.
20-Sept-2002
We have exciting projects available for PhD and Honours students - see our research page for project areas, as well as the two posters below.
8-Aug-2002
Warrick won the UNSW School of Physics poster competition with his poster "Holey sheets!"(jpg 277kb).
7-Aug-2002
Alex was promoted to Associate Professor.
11-July-2002
Carlin won first prize for her poster "First experimental confirmation of the universal global phase diagram"(jpg 232kb) at the Australian Institute of Physics Biennial congress, in Darling Harbour, Sydney.

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