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Philip Mousley


I completed my MSci Natural Sciences degree (Physics with Chemistry) at the University of Bath in July 2013. In September 2013 I began my PhD project which is jointly funded by the University of Warwick and Diamond Light Source.


My research is focussed on the surfaces of novel spin functional materials, which include half-metallic ferromagnets (e.g. MnSb) and topological insulators (e.g. SmB6). The aim of the project is to try to understand how the atomic structure of these materials change when they are layered onto standard semiconductor materials, and how these structural changes affects their transport properties. This is something which is crucial to understand in order for the materials to be utilised in future spintronic applications.

I use a variety of techniques to characterise samples including X-ray diffraction (XRD), Reflection high energy electron diffraction (RHEED), low energy electron diffraction (LEED), Atomic force microscopy (AFM) and Scanning electron microscopy (SEM).



NS1: Introduction to Surfaces and Thin Films

EX6: Epitaxial growth of the group-IV semiconductor materials

EX8: Introduction to solid-state devices

MR3: Advanced Topics in Magnetic Resonance

AS6: Dark Matter


Synchrotron Radiation Summer School 2014 - Diamond Light Source and Jesus College Oxford

JSPS Summer Research Placement 06/2015-08/2015 - Spring-8 Synchrotron, Japan


Contact Details:

Email: p dot j dot mousley at warwick dot ac dot uk

Office: Physics Building, 4th floor room 425