Electronic and Optical Materials with Dr Ben Ruck

Electronic and Optical Materials with Dr Ben Ruck

Many of the materials are magnetic, and I am particularly interested in understanding the origins of the magnetic behaviour and how it affects the ability of the materials to conduct electricity.My present focus is on a class of materials called “rare-earth nitrides”, which we prepare in the form of very thin layers grown on top of a supporting substrate. I collaborate with a range of researchers from around the world, and often travel to synchrotron light sources in Europe or the USA to perform experiments.