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Dr Sean Giblin

Joint Director of International
Reader
Condensed Matter and Photonics Group

School of Physics and Astronomy

Email:
giblinsr@cardiff.ac.uk
Telephone:
+44 (0)29 2087 6277
Location:
WX/1.06, Queen's Buildings - West Building Extension, 5 The Parade, Newport Road, Cardiff, CF24 3AA
Available for postgraduate supervision

I am currently a Reader in Physics, and enjoy researching many aspects of superconductivity and magnetism. I enjoy probing these materials with both bulk and local probes to understand the properties of materials. I use neutrons and muons to probe magnetic frustrated spin systems and have recently built a unique high frequency ac susceptometer to probe spin dynamics in a frequency range which has been difficult to achieve.

I have recently started to investigate diamond with the goal of probing new physics as the quantum limit is approached.

Professional Memberships.

  • Institue of Physics.
  • Triumf CMMS review panel (Canada).

Honours and awards

Committee Member of ML-PAC of RIKEN Nishina Center (2012)Member of the Facility Access Panel for ISIS (2012.. )

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PX 3142 - Third Year Condensed Matter Physics.

Second year labs.

1st year tutorials.

2nd year tutor.

3rd and 4th year projects

I am interested in magnetic systems and study them using magnetometry and  central facility techniques, which include muons, neutrons and X-rays. I work international facilities and have built an ultra low temperature (<100mK) magnetic lab in Cardiff to compliment these investigations. I have in the past spent a lot of time investigating frustrated systems; including spin ice which has recently been described as an emergent source of magnetic monpoles in a condensed matter setting. I also investigate correlated electron systems in both bulk and thin films, an area which has great potential technological applications.

I have recently started to work on the properties of superconducting diamond in an attempt to make devices that can approach the quantum limit

  • Magnetism.
  • Superconductivity.
  • Low Temperature Physics.
  • Muons.

Current supervision

Edward Riordan

Research student

Lewis Edwards

Research student

Majdi Salman

Research student