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(University of St Andrews, 2019-12-03) - ThesisTopology has enjoyed great success as a paradigm for the classification and understanding of condensed matter outside the framework of spontaneously broken symmetry. This success is all the more remarkable considering ...
New frontiers in strain-tuning : apparatus development, and tuning of the nemacity of FeSe across a wide strain range (University of St Andrews, 2019-06-24) - ThesisOver the last decade, an ‘iron age’ of superconductivity has challenged the paradigm of unconventional pairing established by copper-oxide-based materials. Fascinatingly, in these iron-based compounds superconductivity ...
A study of novel superconducting states in hybrid ferromagnetic-superconducting metamaterials and thin film devices (University of St Andrews, 2019-12-03) - ThesisIn hybrid mesoscopic systems the Meissner response of a superconducting film can be very different from its bulk behaviour. For instance, in normal (N) superconductor (S) bilayers screening can be greatly enhanced depending ...
(University of St Andrews, 2019-12-03) - ThesisMy PhD is focused on the design, fabrication and optoelectronic applications of epsilon-near-zero (ENZ) metamaterials (MMs), which have vanishing real part of the permittivity and support fascinating optical effects, ...
Narrow-linewidth, widely tunable intracavity optical parametric oscillators for mid-infrared spectroscopy (University of St Andrews, 2019-06-24) - Thesis