UC Spark

Professor Simon Anthony Brown

Physics and Astronomy

Fields of Research

  • Atomic clusters
  • Gallium Nitride (GaN) and Gallium Arsenide (GaAs) devices
  • Growth of single crystals of metallic alloys
  • Magnetism and Fermi surface effects in metallic alloys
  • Many-body effects in optical spectra
  • Neutron scattering
  • The quantum Hall effect
  • Semiconductor nanostructures, quantum wells and quantum devices
  • Resonant tunneling
  • The electron solid
  • Nanotechnology

Researcher Summary

My main research interest is in the properties of nanometre scale particles (called 'atomic clusters') and in developing ways of building nano-electronic devices from these clusters. My group are currently working on cluster-based devices with applications ranging from chemical sensors to magnetic field sensors to transistors. We also have a unique apparatus for studying unusual atomic arrangements within these particles, including 5-fold symmetric structures forbidden in ordinary crystals.

Subject Area: Disciplines


Research Groups


Future Research

  • Neutron scattering
  • High pressure techniques
  • Gallium Nitride (GaN) and Gallium Arsenide (GaAs) devices
  • Nanotechnology
  • Optical spectroscopy of low dimensional semiconductors
  • Many-body effects in optical spectra
  • Magnetism and Fermi surface effects in metallic alloys
  • Growth of single crystals of metallic alloys
  • Electrical, magnetic and optical measurements at low temperatures and in high magnetic fields
  • Atomic clusters

Key Methodologies

  • Electrical, magnetic and optical measurements at low temperatures and in high magnetic fields
  • High pressure techniques
  • Optical spectroscopy of low dimensional semiconductors
  • Optical studies of reactive ion etching of semiconductors
  • Ultra-low temperature (dilution refrigerator) techniques

Publications


  • O. Mahapatra, P. J. Kowalczyk. and S. A. Brown. (2014) Growth and electronic properties of NaCl on HOPG. Surface Science 620: 45. (Journal Articles)
  • Kowalczyk, P.J., Mahapatra, O., Brown, S.A., Bian, G., Wang, Z. and Chiang, T-C. (2013) Electronic size effects in three-dimensional nanostructures. Nano Letters 13(1): 43-47. http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/nl3033119. (Journal Articles)
  • Kowalczyk, P.J., Belic, D., Mahapatra, O., Brown, S.A., Kadantsev, E.S., Woo, T.K., Ingham, B. and Kozlowski, W. (2012) Anisotropic oxidation of bismuth nanostructures: Evidence for a thin film allotrope of bismuth. Applied Physics Letters 100: 151904. http://dx.doi.org/10.1063/1.3701166. (Journal Articles)
  • Skovorodko, P.A., Brown, S.A. and Belic, D. (2012) Gas dynamic optimization of the atomic nanocluster deposition system. Zaragoza, Spain: 28th International Symposium on Rarefied Gas Dynamics, 9-13 Jul 2012. In AIP Conference Proceedings 1501 1274-1281. http://dx.doi.org/10.1063/1.4769688. (Conference Contributions - Papers in published proceedings)
  • Mackenzie, D. and Brown, S.A. (2012) Germanium nano-cluster films as humidity and hydrogen sensors. Journal of Applied Physics 112: 074514. http://dx.doi.org/10.1063/1.4758284. (Journal Articles)
  • Belić, D., Chantry, R.L., Li, Z.Y. and Brown, S.A. (2011) Ag-Au nanoclusters: Structure and phase segregation. Applied Physics Letters 99(17): 171914. http://dx.doi.org/10.1063/1.3656244. (Journal Articles)
  • Kowalczyk, P., Mahapatra, O. and Brown, S.A. (2011) Bismuth on graphite - electronic structure of ultra-thin films. Wellington, New Zealand: Fifth International Conference on Advanced Materials and Nanotechnology (AMN5), 7-11 Feb 2011. (Conference Contributions - Oral presentations)
  • Mahapatra, O., Kowalczyk, P.J. and Brown, S.A. (2011) Bright beaches of near Fermi energy electron density on the edges of bismuth islands on HOPG. Wroclaw, Poland: European Conference on Surface Science (ECOSS), Aug 2011. (Conference Contributions - Oral presentations)
  • Mahapatra, O., Kowalczyk, P. and Brown, S.A. (2011) Cross-shaped islands of salt on graphite: A study by Ultra High Vacuum Scanning Probe Microscope (UHV SPM). Wellington, New Zealand: Fifth International Conference on Advanced Materials and Nanotechnology (AMN5), 7-11 Feb 2011. (Conference Contributions - Oral presentations)
  • Chantry, R.L., Belic, D., Brown, S.A. and Li, Z.Y. (2011) Direct Visualization of Kinetically Driven Phase Segregation of AuAg Nanoparticles. Barcelona, Spain: COST Action MP0903 Annual Meeting, Apr 2011. (Conference Contributions - Oral presentations)
  • Fairbanks, M.S., McCarthy, D.N., Scott, S.A., Brown, S.A. and Taylor, R.P. (2011) Fractal electronic circuits: simulation and implementation. Nanotechnology 22(36): 365304. http://dx.doi.org/10.1088/0957-4484/22/36/365304. (Journal Articles)
  • Skovorodko, P.A., Brown, S.A. and Belic, D. (2011) Gas Dynamic Optimization of the Atomic Nanocluster Deposition System. American Institute of Physics (AIP) Conference Series 1333: 203. (Journal Articles)
  • Sattar, A., Convers, P.Y., Belic, D., Brown, S.A., Chantry, R.L. and Li, Z.Y. (2011) Gas-phase clusters as nanoscale building blocks. Waikoloa, HI, USA: 2nd Nano Today Conference, 11-15 Dec 2011. (Conference Contributions - Oral presentations)
  • Belic, D., Chantry, R.L., Li, Z.Y. and Brown, S.A. (2011) Phase Segregation in Ag/Au Alloy Clusters. Davos, Switzerland: Symposium on Size Selected Clusters, 20-25 Mar 2011. (Conference Contributions - Oral presentations)
  • Convers, P.Y., Sattar, A., Brown, S.A. and Hendy, S.C. (2011) Power law fitting procedures: The electrical conductance of coalescing nanocluster films. Journal of Applied Physics 109: 014910. http://dx.doi.org/10.1063/1.3528203. (Journal Articles)
  • Kowalczyk, P.J., Mahapatra, O. and Brown, S.A. (2011) Quantum size effects in thin bismuth films. Wroclaw, Poland: European Conference on Surface Science (ECOSS), Aug 2011. (Conference Contributions - Oral presentations)
  • Davenport, S. and Brown, S.A. (2011) Scientists as Entrepreneurs - Do They Fit the Stereotype? Atlanta, GA, USA: Atlanta Conference on Science and Innovation Policy, 15-17 Sep 2011. (Conference Contributions - Oral presentations)
  • Kowalczyk, P.J., Mahapatra, O., McCarthy, D.N., Kozlowski, W., Klusek, Z. and Brown, S.A. (2011) STM and XPS investigations of bismuth islands deposited on HOPG. Surface Science 605: 659-667. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.susc.2010.12.032. (Journal Articles)
  • Sattar, A., Convers, P.Y. and Brown, S.A. (2011) Switching in Films of Sn Nanoclusters. Wellington, New Zealand: Fifth International Conference on Advanced Materials and Nanotechnology (AMN5), 7-11 Feb 2011. (Conference Contributions - Poster presentations)
  • Watson, T.F., Belic, D., Convers, P.Y., Boyd, E.J. and Brown, S.A. (2011) The morphology of tin cluster assembled films and the effect of nitrogen. European Physics Journal D 61(1): 81-85. http://dx.doi.org/10.1140/epjd/e2010-00264-7. (Journal Articles)
  • Kowalczyk, P.J., Mahapatra, O. and Brown, S.A. (2011) Unusual oxidation of bismuth thin films. Ladek Zdroj, Poland: 5th International Workshop on Surface Physics, Surfaces and Nanostructures, 2-5 Sep 2011. (Conference Contributions - Oral presentations)
  • Convers, P.Y., McCarthy, D.N., Sattar, A., Natali, F., Hendy, S.C. and Brown, S.A. (2010) Electrical signature of nanoscale coalescence in a percolating Bi nanocluster film. Physical Review B: Condensed Matter and Materials Phsyics 82: 115409. http://dx.doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevB.82.115409. (Journal Articles)
  • Awasthi, A., Hendy, S.C. and Brown, S.A. (2010) Oblique Impacts and Rebounds of Lennard-Jones Clusters on Solid Surfaces. Mathematics and Mechanics of Solids 15(7): 771-781. http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1081286510374687. (Journal Articles)
  • Ingham, B., Hendy, S.C., Fong, D.D., Fuoss, P.H., Eastman, J.E., Lassesson, A., Tee, K.C., Convers, P., Brown, S.A., Ryan, M.P. and Toney, M.F. (2010) Synchrotron x-ray diffraction measurements of strain in metallic nanoparticles with oxide shells. Journal of Physics D: Applied Physics 43(7): 075301. http://dx.doi.org/10.1088/0022-3727/43/7/075301. (Journal Articles)
  • Ayesh, A.I., Brown, S.A., Awasthi, A., Hendy, S.C., Convers, P.Y. and Nichol, K. (2010) The Coefficient of Restitution for Bouncing Nanoparticles. Physical Review B 81: 195422. http://dx.doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevB.81.195422. (Journal Articles)
  • McCarthy, D.N., Robertson, D., Kowalczyk, P. and Brown, S.A. (2010) The Effects of Annealing and Growth Temperature on the Morphology of Bismuth Nanostructures on HOPG. Surface Science 604(15-16): 1273-1282. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.susc.2010.04.013. (Journal Articles)
  • Martin, T.P., Marlow, C.A., Scannell, B.C., Fairbanks, M.S., Linke, M.S., Brown, S.A. and Taylor R.P. (2009) Chaotic scattering in nano-electronic systems: From billiards to clusters. International Journal of Nanotechnology 6(3/4): 408-417. http://dx.doi.org/10.1504/IJNT.2009.022929. (Journal Articles)
  • Reichel, R., Partridge, J.G. and Brown, S.A. (2009) Characterization of a template process for conducting cluster-assembled wires. Applied Physics A: Materials Science & Processing 97(2): 315-321. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00339-009-5385-x. (Journal Articles)
  • Sattar, A., Convers, P.Y. and Brown, S.A. (2009) Coalescence of Pb and Sn nanoclusters in percolating films. Dunedin, New Zealand: The MacDiarmid Institute for Advanced Materials and Nanotechnology AMN4 Conference (AMN4), 8-12 Feb 2009. In AIP Conference Proceedings 1151 133-136. http://dx.doi.org/10.1063/1.3203219. (Conference Contributions - Papers in published proceedings)
  • Fairbanks, M.S., McCarthy, D., Taylor, R.P. and Brown, S.A. (2009) Fractal Electronic Circuits Assembled From Nanoclusters. Dunedin, New Zealand: The MacDiarmid Institute for Advanced Materials and Nanotechnology AMN4 Conference (AMN4), 8-12 Feb 2009. In AIP Conference Proceedings 1151 63-66. http://dx.doi.org/10.1063/1.3203248. (Conference Contributions - Papers in published proceedings)
  • Brown, S.A. and Schmelzer Jr, J. (2009) Nanoscale Electronic Devices & Fabrication Methods. Patent No. 7,494,907, US. (Intellectual Property)
  • Lim, T.H., McCarthy, D., Hendy, S.C., Brown, S.A. and Tilley, R.D. (2009) Real-Time TEM and KMC Studies of the Coalescence of Decahedral Gold Nanoparticles. ACS Nano 3(11): 3809-3813. http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/nn9012252. (Journal Articles)
  • Boyd, E., Hensler, M.J.H., MacKenzie, D.M.A. and Brown, S.A. (2009) The Fabrication and Optical Characterisation of Devices based on SnO2 Cluster Films. Physica Status Solidi A 206(5): 931-934. http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/pssa.200881276. (Journal Articles)
  • Partridge, J.G., Reichel, R., Ayesh, A., Matthewson, T., Mackenzie, D.M.A. and Brown, S.A. (2008) Controlled assembly of clusters. In S.B. Kobadze (Ed.), Solid State Electronics Research Advances: 321-344. Hauppauge, NY: Nova Science Publishers, Inc. (Chapters in Books)
  • Lassesson, A., Brown, S.A., van Lith, J. and Schulze, M. (2008) Electrical characterization of gold island films: A route to control of nanoparticle deposition. Applied Physics Letters 93: 203111. http://dx.doi.org/10.1063/1.3027463. (Journal Articles)
  • Ingham, B., Toney, M.F., Hendy, S.C., Cox, T., Fong, D.D., Eastman, J.A., Fuoss, P.H., Stevens, K.J., Lassesson, A., Brown, S.A. and Ryan, M.P. (2008) Particle size effect of hydrogen-induced lattice expansion of palladium nanoclusters. Physical Review B: Condensed Matter and Materials Physics 78(24): 245408. http://dx.doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevB.78.245408. (Journal Articles)
  • Stevens, K.J., Ingham, B., Toney, M.F., Brown, S.A. and Lassesson, A. (2008) Structure of Palladium Nanoclusters for Hydrogen Gas Sensors. Current Applied Physics 8: 443. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.cap.2007.10.032. (Journal Articles)
  • van Lith, J., Lassesson, A., Brown, S.A., Schulze, M., Partridge, J.G. and Ayesh, A. (2007) A hydrogen sensor based on tunneling between palladium clusters. Applied Physics Letters 91(18): 181910. http://dx.doi.org/10.1063/1.2802730. (Journal Articles)
  • Ayesh, A.I., Lassesson, A., Brown, S.A., Dunbar, A.D.F., Kaufmann, M., Partridge, J.G., Reichel, R. and van Lith, J. (2007) Experimental and simulational study of the operation conditions for a high transmission mass filter. Review of Scientific Instruments 78: 053906. http://dx.doi.org/10.1063/1.2740121. (Journal Articles)
  • Awasthi, A., Hendy, S.C., Zoontjens, P., Brown, S.A. and Natali, F. (2007) Molecular dynamics simulations of reflection and adhesion behavior in Lennard-Jones cluster deposition. Physical Review B: Condensed Matter and Materials Physics 76: 115437. http://dx.doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevB.76.115437. (Journal Articles)
  • Tee, K.C., Lassesson, A., van Lith, J., Brown, S.A., Partridge, J.G., Schulze, M. and Blaikie, R.J. (2007) Selective Filling and Sintering of Copper Nanoclusters for Interconnect. IEEE Transactions on Nanotechnology 6(5): 556-560. http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/TNANO.2007.902643. (Journal Articles)
  • Stevens, K.J., Ingham, B., Toney, M.F., Brown, S.A., Partridge, J., Ayesh, A. and Natali, F. (2007) Structure of oxidised bismuth nanoclusters. Acta Crystallographica B: Structural Science 63(4): 569-576. http://dx.doi.org/10.1107/S0108768107024652. (Journal Articles)
  • Brown, S.A. (2007) The Wonderful World of Wiring - on the Nanoscale. Future Fab International 22: 92. (Journal Articles)
  • Scott, S.A. and Brown, S.A. (2006) 3-D Growth characteristics of Antimony Aggregates on Graphite. European Physical Journal D, Atomic, Molecular, Optical and Plasma Physics 39: 433. (Journal Articles)
  • Tee, K.C., Brown, S.A. and Blaikie, R.J. (2006) An example of nanotechnology for integrated circuit (I.C.) industry. University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand: The 2006 MacDiarmid Institute Student and Postdoctoral Symposium, 29-30 Nov 2006. (Conference Contributions - Poster presentations)
  • Scott, S.A., Kral, M.V. and Brown, S.A. (2006) Bi on Graphite: Morphology and Growth of Star-Shaped Dendrites. Physical Review B, Condensed Matter and Materials Physics 73(20): 205424. http://dx.doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevB.73.205424. (Journal Articles)
  • Parguez, G., Brown, S., Natali, F., Ayesh, A., MacKenzie, D. and Reichel, R. (2006) Cluster assembled nanowires. University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand: The 2006 MacDiarmid Institute Student and Postdoctoral Symposium, 29-30 Nov 2006. (Conference Contributions - Poster presentations)
  • Reichel, R., Partridge, J.G., Dunbar, A.D.F., Brown, S.A., Caughley, O. and Ayesh, A. (2006) Construction and Application of a UHV Compatible Cluster Deposition System. Journal of Nanoparticle Research 8: 405-416. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11051-005-9021-1. (Journal Articles)
  • Natali, F., Partridge, J.G., Ayesh, A., Reichel, R. and Brown, S. (2006) Electrical properties of Bi-based conducting cluster-assembled wires. Wellington, New Zealand: Multiscale Modeling Conference 2006, Feb 2006. (Conference Contributions - Oral presentations)
  • Partridge, J.G., Mackenzie, D.M.A., Reichel, R. and Brown, S.A. (2006) Electrically conducting Bi cluster-assembled wires formed using SiN nanostencils. Microelectronic Engineering 83(4-9): 1460-1463. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.mee.2006.01.190. (Journal Articles)
  • Stevens, K.J., Cheong, K.S., Knowles, D.M., Laycock, N.J., Ayesh, A., Partridge, J., Brown, S.A. and Hendy, S.C. (2006) Electron microscopy of bismuth building blocks for self-assembled nanowires. Current Applied Physics 6(3): 453-456. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.cap.2005.11.038. (Journal Articles)
  • Reichel, R., Partridge, J.G., Natali, F., Matthewson, T., Brown, S.A., Lassesson, A., Mackenzie, D.M.A., Ayesh, A.I., Tee, K.C., Awasthi, A. and Hendy, S.C. (2006) From the adhesion of atomic clusters to the fabrication of nanodevices. Applied Physics Letters 89(21): 213105. http://dx.doi.org/10.1063/1.2387894. (Journal Articles)
  • Scott, S.A., Kral, M.V. and Brown, S.A. (2006) Growth of nanorods and mesoscale stars prior to an orientation transition in thin Bi films on graphite. Stockholm, Sweden: 13th International Congress on Thin Films/8th International Conference on Atomically Controlled Surfaces, Interfaces and Nanostructures (ICTF13/ACSIN-8), 19-23 Jun 2005. In Applied Surface Science 252(15) 5563-5567. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.apsusc.2005.12.015. (Conference Contributions - Papers in published proceedings)
  • McCarthy, D. and Brown, S.A. (2006) Methods of Thin-Film Growth. University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand: The 2006 MacDiarmid Institute Student and Postdoctoral Symposium, 29-30 Nov 2006. (Conference Contributions - Poster presentations)
  • Dunbar, A.D.F., Partridge, J., Schulze, M. and Brown, S.A. (2006) Morphological differences between Bi, Ag and Sb nano-particles and how they affect the percolation of current through nano-particle networks. European Physical Journal D: Atomic, Molecular, Optical and Plasma Physics 39(3): 415-422. http://dx.doi.org/10.1140/epjd/e2006-00113-4. (Journal Articles)
  • Ayesh, A., Brown, S.A. and Partridge, J.G. (2006) Nanomaterials. University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand: The 2006 MacDiarmid Institute Student and Postdoctoral Symposium, 29-30 Nov 2006. (Conference Contributions - Poster presentations)
  • Partridge, J.G., Reichel, R., Ayesh, A., Mackenzie, D.M.A. and Brown, S.A. (2006) Production and assembly of atomic clusters. Physica Status Solidi A: Applications and Material Science 203(6): 1217-1222. http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/pssa.200566161. (Journal Articles)
  • Stevens, K.J., Ingham, B., Toney, M.F., Brown, S.A., Lassesson, A., van Lith, J., Hendy, S. and Ryan, M.P. (2006) Structure of Palladium Nanoclusters for Hydrogen Gas Sensors. Wellington, New Zealand: 4th International Workshop on Materials Issues Governing the Performance of Advanced 21st Century Energy Systems, 27 Feb-1 Mar 2006. In Proceedings of the 4th International Workshop on Materials Issues Governing the Performance of Advanced 21st Century Energy Systems (Conference Contributions - Abstracts)
  • Reichel, R. and Brown, S. (2006) Where from now? Step into Nanotechnology and Beyond! University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand: The 2006 MacDiarmid Institute Student and Postdoctoral Symposium, 29-30 Nov 2006. (Conference Contributions - Oral presentations)
  • Scott, S.A., Kral, M.V. and Brown, S.A. (2005) A Crystallographic Orientation Transition And Early Stage Growth Characteristics Of Thin Bi Films On HOPG. Surface Science 587(3): 175-184. (Journal Articles)
  • Scott, S.A., Kral, M.V. and Brown, S.A. (2005) Growth of oriented Bi nanorods at graphite step-edges. Physical Review B: Condensed Matter and Materials Physics 72(20): 205423 1-8. doi:10.1103/PhysRevB.72.205423. (Journal Articles)
  • Reichel, R., Brown, S.A. and Partridge, J.G. (2005) Nanoscale and Microscale Lithography Methods and Resultant Devices. Patent No. 541209, New Zealand. Provisional lodged 8 Jul 2005. (Intellectual Property)
  • Partridge, J.G., Mackenzie, D.M.A. and Brown, S.A. (2005) Nanoscale Patterning and Fabrication Methods. Patent No. 540798, New Zealand. Provisional lodged 15 Jun 2005. (Intellectual Property)
  • Brown, S.A., Partridge, J., Scott, S., Reichel, R., Ayesh, A. and Tee., K.C. (2005) Self-Assembled Cluster Nanostructures And Nanodevices. Anaheim, CA, USA: Technical Proceedings of the 2005 NSTI conference and trade show, 8-12 May 2005. (Conference Contributions - Papers in published proceedings)
  • Stevens, K.J., Cheong, K.S., Knowles, D.M., Brown, S.A., Partridge, J., Ayesh, A., Toney, M., Ryan, M., Ingham, B., Kemp, R. and Young, R. (2005) Structure of Oxidised Bismuth Nanoclusters and Electromigration Damage in Gold Interconnects. Singapore: 3rd International Conference on Materials for Advanced Technologies (ICMAT 2005), 3-8 Jul 2005. (Conference Contributions - Full conference papers)
  • Stevens, K.J., Ingham, B., Toney, M.F., Brown, S.A., Partridge, J., van Lith, J. and Ryan, M.P. (2005) Structure of Oxidised Copper and Bismuth Nanoclusters using Synchrotron GIXRD and EXAFS. Wellington, New Zealand: Proceedings of the 14th AINSE Conference on Nuclear and Complementary Techniques of Analysis & 9th Vacuum Society of Australia Congress, 20-22 Nov 2005. 252-255. (Conference Contributions - Papers in published proceedings)
  • Kaufmann, M., Wurl, A., Partridge, J.G. and Brown, S.A. (2005) Structure of Unsupported Antimony Nanoclusters. The European Physical Journal D: Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics 34(1-3): 29-34. http://dx.doi.org/10.1140/epjd/e2005-00112-y. (Journal Articles)
  • Ayesh, A., Partridge, J.G., Reichel, R., Dunbar, A.D.F. and Brown, S.A. (2004) Assembly of Bismuth Clusters into Nanowires Using Etched V-Grooves as Templates. Brisbane, Australia: 2004 Conference on Optoelectronic and Microelectronic Materials and Devices (COMMAD), 8-10 Dec 2004. In Proceedings of the 2004 COMMAD IEEE Press 324. http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/COMMAD.2004.1577557. (Conference Contributions - Papers in published proceedings)
  • Hall, B.D., Hyslop, M., Wurl, A. and Brown, S.A. (2004) Electron Diffraction From Atomic Cluster Beams. In C.G. Granqvist, L. Kish, W. Marlow (Ed.), Gas-Phase Nanoparticle Synthesis: 157-184. Berlin, Germany: Springer. (Chapters in Books)
  • Partridge, J.G., Scott, S., Dunbar, A.D.F., Schulze, M., Brown, S.A., Wurl, A. and Blaikie, R.J. (2004) Formation of electrically conducting mesoscale wires through self-assembly of atomic clusters. IEEE Transactions on Nanotechnology 3(1): 61-66. (Journal Articles)
  • Partridge, J.G., Brown, S.A., Siegert, C., Dunbar, A.D.F., Nielson, R., Kaufmann, M. and Blaikie, R.J. (2004) Templated cluster assembly for production of metallic nanowires in passivated silicon V-grooves. Microelectronics Engineering 73-74: 583-587. (Journal Articles)
  • Partridge, J.G., Brown, S.A., Dunbar, A.D.F., Kaufmann, M., Scott, S., Schulze, M., Reichel, R., Seigert, C. and Blaikie, R. (2004) Templated-assembly of conducting antimony cluster wires. Nanotechnology 15(9): 1382-1387. http://dx.doi.org/10.1088/0957-4484/15/9/045. (Journal Articles)
  • Hendy, S., Brown, S.A. and Hyslop, M. (2003) Coalescence of nanoscale metal clusters: Molecular-dynamics study. Physical Review B: Condensed Matter and Materials Physics 68(24): 241403 (4pp). http://dx.doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevB.68.241403. (Journal Articles)
  • Partridge, J., Scott, S., Dunbar, A., Shulze, M., Brown, S.A., Wurl, A. and Blaikie, R. (2003) Formation of electrically conducting mesoscale wire through self-assembly of atomic clusters. Gran Canaria, Spain: SPIE, 19-21 May 2003. In Proceedings of SPIE: Nanotechnology, Microtechnologies for the New Millennium 2003 411-420. (Conference Contributions - Other)
  • Partridge, J., Scott, S., Dunbar, A., Schulze, M., Brown, S.A., Wurl, A. and Blaikie, R. (2003) Formation of electrically conducting mesoscale wires through self-assembly of atomic clusters. Gran Canaria, Spain: Proceedings of Microtechnologies for the New Millenium 2003, 19-21 May 2003. In Conference on Nanotechnology(5118) 411-420. (Conference Contributions - Papers in published proceedings)
  • Brown, S.A., Schmelzer jr, J., Schulze, M., Gourley, S., Dunbar, A., Partridge, J., Ramsay, B., Wurl, A., Hyslop, M. and Blaikie, R. (2003) Formation of nanowires at the percolation threshold in rectangular 2D systems. San Diego, CA, USA: SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering, 3-8 Aug 2003. In Proceedings of SPIE 5055 189-203. (Conference Contributions - Papers in published proceedings)
  • Schulze, M., Gourley, S., Brown, S.A., Dunbar, A., Partridge, J. and Blaikie, R.J. (2002) Electrical Measurements of Nanoscale Bismuth Cluster Films. Strasbourg, France: 11th International Symposium on Small Particles and Inorganic Clusters (ISSPIC-11), 9-13 Sep 2002. (Conference Contributions - Full conference papers)
  • Schmelzer, J., Brown, S.A., Wurl, A., Hyslop, M. and Blaikie, R.J. (2002) Finite-Size Effects in the Conductivity of Cluster Assembled Nanostructures. Physical Review Letters 88(22): 226802 (4pp). http://dx.doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevLett.88.226802. (Journal Articles)
  • Schmelzer Jr., J. and Brown, S.A. (2002) Nanoscale Electronic Devices and Fabrication Methods [Granted 30 Jan 2004]. Patent No. 513637 and PCT/NZ02/00160, New Zealand and International. (Intellectual Property)
  • Ruck, B., Koo, A., Lanke, U., Lee, H., Bittar, A., Markwitz, A., Kennedy, V., Ariza, M., Jones, D., Roziere, J., Metson, J., Brown, S. A., Reeves, R. J. and Trodahl, H.J. (2002) Optoelectronic and structural properties of amorphous GaN. Wagga Wagga, New South Wales, Australia: 26th Australian and New Zealand Institute of Physics Condensed Matter Physics Conference, 29 Jan-1 Feb 2002. (Conference Contributions - Other)
  • Ruck, B., Koo, A., Lanke, U., Lee, H., Bittar, A., Markwitz, A., Kennedy, V., Ariza, M., Jones, D., Roziere, J., Metson, J., Brown, S.A., Reeves, R. and Trodahl, H.J. (2002) Optoelectronic and structural properties of amorphous GaN. New South Wales, Australia: 26th Australian and New Zealand Institute of Physics Condensed Matter Physics Conference, 2002. (Conference Contributions - Abstracts)
  • Reeves, R.J., Brown, S.A., Haase, C.S., Rong, B., Cheung, R., Kirchner, C. and Kamp, M. (2001) Origin of the yellow luminescence in Gallium Nitride: Importance of metastability and blue luminescence. Osaka, Japan: International Workshop on Nitride Semiconductors, 17-22 Sep 2000. In Proceedings of the 25th International Conference on the Physics of Semiconductors Springer Proceedings in Physics(87) 1535-1536. http://www.springer.com/west/home/materials?SGWID=4-10041-22-2084444-0. (Conference Contributions - Papers in published proceedings)
  • Brown, S.A., Alkaisi, M.M., Bittar, A., Blaikie, R.J., Durbin, S.M., Engel, A., Hall, B.D., Hendy, S., Hyslop, M., Lanke, U., Markwitz, A., McNab, S., Reeves, R.J., Rong, B., Schmelzer, J., Schulze, M., Trodahl, H.J. and Wurl, A. (2001) Physics and fabrication of nanostructured materials and devices. Wellington, New Zealand: NZIP 10th National Physics Conference PHYSIKOS 2001 and A Celebration of New Zealand Physics (NZIP2001), 4-6 Jul 2001. 5 pp. www.phys.canterbury.ac.nz/research/solid_state/summary.pdf. (Conference Contributions - Full conference papers)
  • Hyslop, M., Wurl, A., Brown, S. A., Hall, B.D. and Monot, R. (2001) Unsupported Lead Clusters And Electron Diffraction. Eur. Phys. J. D 16: 233. (Journal Articles)
  • Brown, S.A., Reeves, R.J., Rong, B., Cheung, R., Seyboth, M., Kirchner, C. and Kamp, M. (2000) Argon plasma etching of gallium nitride: spectroscopic surprises. Nanotechnology 11(4): 263-269. (Journal Articles)
  • Brown, S.A., Reeves, R.J., Rong, B., Cheung, R., Seyboth, M., Kirchner, C. and Kamp, M. (2000) Argon plasma etching of gallium nitride: spectroscopic surprises', in 'Nanostructures: Physics and Technology'. St Petersburg, Russia: Nanostructures: Physics and Technology, Jun 2000. (Conference Contributions - Papers in published proceedings)
  • Cheung, R., Reeves, R.J., Brown, S.A., van der Drift, E. and Kamp, M. (2000) Effects of dry processing on the optical properties of GaN. Journal of Applied Physics 88(12): 7110-7114. (Journal Articles)
  • Cheung, R., Reeves, R.J., Brown, S.A. and Kamp, M. (2000) Nanostructure fabrication and optical memory in GaN. Montreux, Switzerland: 18th General Conference of the Condensed Matter Division of the European Physical Society, 13-17 Mar 2000. (Conference Contributions - Other)
  • Reeves, R.J., Brown, S.A., Haase, C.S., Rong, B., Cheung, R., Kirchner, C. and Kamp, M. (2000) Origin of the yellow luminescence in Gallium Nitride: Importance of metastability and blue luminescence. Springer Proceedings in Physics 87: 1535-36. (Journal Articles)
  • Reeves, R.J., Dickie, O., Rong, B., Cheung, R. and Brown, S.A. (2000) Photoluminescence and photoconductivity studies of reactive-ion-etched GaN on SiC Substrates. Nagoya, Japan: International Workshop on Nitride Semiconductors, 24-27 Sep 2000. In Proceedings of International Workshop on Nitride Semiconductors IPAP Conference Series http://www.ipap.jp/proceedings.html#CS. (Conference Contributions - Papers in published proceedings)
  • Cheung, R., Reeves, R. J., Rong, B., Brown, S. A., Fakkeldij, E.J.M., van der Drift, E. and Kamp, M. (1999) High resolution reactive ion etching of GaN and etch-induced effects. J. Vac. Sci. Tech B 17: 2759. (Journal Articles)
  • Brown, S. A., Reeves, R. J., Haase, C.S., Cheung, R., Kirchner, C. and Kamp, M. (1999) Reactive ion etched gallium nitride: metastable defects and yellow luminescence. Applied Physics Letters 75: 3285--3287. (Journal Articles)
  • Cheung, R., Withanage, S., Reeves, R. J., Brown, S. A., Ben-Yaacov, I., Kirchner, C. and Kamp, M. (1999) Reactive ion etch-induced effects on the near-band-edge luminescence in GaN. Applied Physics Letters 74: 3185. (Journal Articles)
  • Brown, S.A. and Macks, L.D. (1998) Novel magnetic field-induced bistability in resonant tunneling. Phys. Rev. B (Rapid Communications) 58: 1758. (Journal Articles)
  • Brown, S. A., Young, J.F., Wasilewski, Z. and Coleridge, P.T. (1997) Fermi Edge Singularities in Photoluminscence from Modulation Doped GaAs Quantum Wells. Physical Review B 56: 3937. (Journal Articles)
  • Brown, S.A., Macks, L.D., Fischer, T.A. and Emeny, M. (1997) Inter-Landau Level Transitions Near the Threshold of 2D. Physical Review B 56: 1967. (Journal Articles)
  • Ruck, B.J., Abele, J.C., Trodahl, H.J., Brown, S. A. and Lynam, P. (1997) Vortex Dynamics and Instabilities in Layered and Homogeneous Ta/Ge Superconductors. Physical Review Letters 78: 2278. (Journal Articles)
  • Brown, S.A., Young, J.F., Brum, J.A., Hawrylak, P. and Wasilewski, Z. (1996) Evolution of Optical Spectra with the Density of a 2D Electron Gas: Many Body Effects and Charged Excitons. The Physics of Semiconductors : 2131. (Journal Articles)
  • Brown, S.A., Young, J.F., Brum, J.A., Hawrylak, P. and Wasilewski, Z. (1996) Evolution of Optical Spectra with the Density of a 2D Electron Gas: Many Body Effects and Charged Excitons. In M. Scheffler and R. Zimmermann (Ed.), The Physics of Semiconductors: 2131. Singapore: World Scientific Publishing. (Chapters in Books)
  • Brown, S.A., Young, J.F., Brum, J.A., Hawrylak, P. and Wasilewski, Z. (1996) 'Evolution of the Interband Absorption Threshold with the Density of a Two Dimensional Electron Gas. Physical Review B: Rapid Communications 54: 11082. (Journal Articles)
  • Brown, S.A., Macks, L.D., Simmonds, P.E., Fisher, T.A. and Emeny, M. (1996) Inter-Landau Level Transitions at the Threshold of Resonant Tunneling in a Magnetic Field. In G. Landwehr and W. Ossau (Ed.), In High Magnetic Fields in the Physics of Semiconductors: 457. Singapore: World Scientific Publishing. (Chapters in Books)
  • Brum, J.A., Brown, S.A., Hawrylak, P., Young, J.F. and Wasilewski, Z. (1996) Mobile Excitons and Fermi Edge Singularity in an Interacting 2D Electron Gas. Surface Science 361/362: 648. (Journal Articles)
  • Macks, L.D., Brown, S.A., Clark, R.G., Starrett, R.P., Reed, M.A., Deshpande, M.R., Fernando, C.J.L. and Frensley, W.R. (1996) Resonant Tunneling in Double Quantum Well, Triple Barrier Heterostructures. Physical Review B 54: 4857. (Journal Articles)
  • Ruck, B.J., Brown, S.A. and Trodahl, H.J. (1996) Superconducting properties of Ta/Ge multilayers. In D. Pavuna and I. Bozovich (Ed.), Oxide Superconductors: Physics and Nanoengineering: 372. Bellingham: SPIE. (Chapters in Books)
  • Taylor, R.P., Newbury, R., Sachrajda, A.S., Coleridge, P.T., Zawadzki, P., Dunford, R.B., Feng, Y., Bird, J.P., Leavens, C.R., Cadogan, J.M., Adams, J.A., Kelly, P.J., Davies, M. and Brown, S.A. (1996) The Use of Wide Ballistic Cavities to Investigate Local Weak Localisation Processes Induced by Geometric Scattering. Semiconductor Science and Technology 11: 1189. (Journal Articles)
  • Taylor, R.P., Newbury, R., Sachrajda, A.S., Coleridge, P.T., Zawadzki, P., Dunford, R.B., Feng, Y., Bird, J.P., Leavens, C.R., Cadogan, J.M., Adams, J.A., Kelly, P.J., Davies, A. and Brown, S.A. (1996) The Use of Wide Ballistic Cavities to Investigate Local Weak Localisation Processes Induced by Geometric Scattering. Semiconductor Science and Technology 11: 1189. (Journal Articles)
  • Lebech, B., Harris, P., Skov Pedersen, J., Mortensen, K., Gregory, C.I., Bernhoeft, N.R., Jermy, M. and Brown, S.A. (1995) Magnetic Phase Diagram of MnSi. Journal of Magnetism and Magnetic Materials 119: 140-144. (Journal Articles)
  • Deshpande, M.R., Reed, M.A., Macks, L.D., Brown, S.A., Starrett, R.P., Clark, R.G., Fernando, C.L. and Frensley, W.R. (1995) Magneto-Transport in Triple Barrier Resonant Tunneling Diodes. In D. Heiman (Ed.), High Magnetic Fields in the Physics of Semiconductors: 562. Singapore: World Scientific Publishing. (Chapters in Books)
  • Mellor, C.J., Taylor, R.P., Clark, R.G., Davies, A.G., Brown, S.A., Mitchell, E.E., Harris, J.J. and Foxon, C.T. (1994) A Patterned Gate Architecture to Study High Quality AlGaAs/GaAs Systems in the Extreme Quantum Limit. Semiconductor Science and Technology 9: 392. (Journal Articles)
  • Clark, R.G., Starrett, R.P., Newbury, R., Skougarevsky, A.V., Brown, S.A., Davies, A.G., Dunford, R.B., Olatona, D., Macks, L.D., Mitchell, E.E. and Taylor, R.P. (1994) Australian National Pulsed Magnet Laboratory for Condensed Matter Physics Research. Physica B 201: 565. (Journal Articles)
  • Mellor, C.J., Taylor, R.P., Clark, R.G., Davies, A.G., Brown, S.A., Mitchell, E.E., Harris, J.J. and Foxon, C.T. (1994) Gate Induced Periodicities in High Quality Electron Systems in the Extreme Quantum Limit. Pittsburgh, PA, USA: APS March Meeting, 21-25 Mar 1994. In Bull. Am. Phys. Soc. 39 351. (Conference Contributions - Papers in published proceedings)
  • Macks, L.D., Brown, S.A., Starrett, R.P., Clark, R.G., Deshpande, M.R., Reed, M.A., Fernando, C.J.L., Frensley, W.R. and Matyi, R. (1994) High Magnetic Field Tunneling Transport in a Double Quantum Well – Triple Barrier Resonant Tunneling Diode. Physica B 201: 374. (Journal Articles)
  • Reed, M.A., Deshpande, M.R., Macks, L.D., Brown, S.A., Starrett, R.P., Clark, R.G., Fernando, C.J.L. and Frensley, W.R. (1994) Magnetic Field Resonant Tunneling in a Double Quantum Well – Triple Barrier Resonant Tunneling Diode. Pittsburgh, PA, USA: APS March Meeting, 21-25 Mar 1994. In Bull. Am. Phys. Soc. 39 853. (Conference Contributions - Papers in published proceedings)
  • Clark, R.G., Davies, A.G., Brown, S.A., Dunford, R.B., Simmonds, P.E., Lindsay, A.C., Newbury, R., Starrett, R.P., Skougarevsky, A., Mitchell, E.E. and Taylor, R.P. (1994) The Extreme Quantum Regime of 2D Electron and Hole Systems. Physica B 301: 201. (Journal Articles)
  • Brown, S.A., Davies, A.G., Lindsay, A.C., Dunford, R.B., Clark, R.G., Simmonds, P.E., Voss, H.H., Harris, J.J. and Foxon, C.T. (1994) Time Resolved Magneto-Photoluminescence Studies of the Integer QHE, Fractional QHE and Magnetically-Induced Wigner Solid'. Surface Science 305: 42. (Journal Articles)
  • Davies, A.G., Brown, S.A., Lindsay, A.C., Dunford, R.B., Clark, R.G., Simmonds, P.E., Voss, H.H., Harris, J.J. and Foxon, C.T. (1994) Time-Resolved Spectroscopy in the Electron Solid Regime. Physica B 1237: 194-196. (Journal Articles)
  • Davies, A.G., Brown, S.A., Dunford, R.B., Goldys, E.M., Newbury, R., Clark, R.G., Simmonds, P.E., Harris, J.J. and Foxon, C.T. (1993) High Field Photoluminescence in GaAs Single Heterojunctions: Mapping of an Optically Determined Phase Boundary Correlated with the Electron Liquid-Solid Transition'. Physica B 56: 184. (Journal Articles)
  • Brown, S.A., Dunford, R.B., Goldys, E.M., Newbury, R., Clark, R.G., Simmonds, P.E., Harris, J.J. and Foxon, C.T. (1993) Integer Quantum Hall Effect probed by 2D electron to acceptor bound hole photoluminescence Recombination. New South Wales, Australia: 17th Australian Institute of Physics Condensed Matter Physics Conference, 1993. (Conference Contributions - Oral presentations)
  • Goldys, E.M., Brown, S.A., Dunford, R.B., Davies, A.G., Newbury, R., Clark, R.G., Simmonds, P.E., Harris, J.J. and Foxon, C.T. (1992) Magneto-Optical Probe of Two-Dimensional Electron Liquid and Solid Phases. Physical Review B 7957: 46. (Journal Articles)
  • Brown, S.A., Goldys, E.M., Davies, A.G., Dunford, R.B., Newbury, R., Clark, R.G., Simmonds, P.E., Harris, J.J. and Foxon, C.T. (1992) Magneto-Optics as a Probe of the Cross-Over from the Fractional QHE to the Electron Solid Regime. In P. Jiang and H-Z. Zheng (Ed.), The Physics of Semiconductors: 931. Singapore: World Scientific Publishing. (Chapters in Books)
  • Brown, S.A., Davies, A.G., Dunford, R.B., Goldys, E.M., Newbury, R., Clark, R.G., Simmonds, P.E., Harris, J.J. and Foxon, C.T. (1992) Magneto-Photoluminescence Studies of a 2D Electron System: Signatures of the Fractional Quantum Hall Effect and Wigner Solid. Superlattices and Microstructures 433: 12. (Journal Articles)
  • Davies, A.G., Brown, S.A., Dunford, R.B., Goldys, E.N., Newbury, R., Clark, R.G., Simmonds, P.E., Lindsay, A.C., Harris, J.J. and Foxon, C.T. (1992) Magneto-Photoluminescence Studies of the Integer QHE, Fractional QHE and Magnetically-Induced Wigner Solid. Sheffield, UK: Institute of Physics Condensed Matter and Materials Physics Conference, 1992. (Conference Contributions - Oral presentations)
  • Clark, R.G., Brown, S.A., Dunford, R.B., Goldys, E.M., Newbury, R., Wright, P.A., Turberfield, A.J., Ford, R.A., Ryan, J.F., Harris, J.J. and Foxon, C.T. (1992) Optical and Transport Studies of the Integer and Fractional QHE and the Electron Solid Regime. Mounterndorf 1992, Springer Series in Solid State Sciences 239: 111. (Journal Articles)
  • Clark, R.G., Brown, S.A., Dunford, R.B., Goldys, E.M., Newbury, R., Wright, P.A., Davies, A.G. and Simmonds, P.E. (1992) Quantum Hall Effect and the Electron Solid: recent optical measurements. In M.P. Das and D. Neilson (Ed.), Strongly Correlated Electron Systems: 89. New York: Nova Science Publishers. (Chapters in Books)
  • Brown, S.A., Howard, B.K., Brown, S.V. and Julian, S.R. (1990) A New Design for a UHV Compatible Czochralski Crystal Growth System: Growth of Large High Purity Single Crystals of MnSi. Review of Scientific Instruments 2427: 61. (Journal Articles)
  • Brown, S.A. (1990) Itinerant Magnetism in Manganese Silicide. PhD, Sidney Sussex College, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, UK. (Theses - Doctor of Philosophy)
  • Trodahl, H.J., Buckley, R.G. and Brown, S.A. (1987) Diffusive Transport of Light in Sea Ice. Applied Optics 3005: 26. (Journal Articles)