UC SPARK - University of Canterbury - New Zealand

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

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

Equipment

Research/Scholarly/Creative Works

Journal Articles
  • Nande A., Fostner S., Grigg J., Smith A., Temst K., Bael MJV. and Brown SA. (2017) Quantum fluctuations in percolating superconductors: An evolution with effective dimensionality. Nanotechnology 28(16) http://dx.doi.org/10.1088/1361-6528/aa5e88.
  • Fostner S. and Brown SA. (2015) Neuromorphic behavior in percolating nanoparticle films. Physical Review E: Statistical, nonlinear, biological, and soft matter physics 92 52134: 11pp. http://dx.doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevE.92.052134.
  • Kowalczyk PJ., Mahapatra O., Belič D., Brown SA., Bian G. and Chiang TC. (2015) Origin of the moiré pattern in thin Bi films deposited on HOPG. Physical Review B: Condensed matter and materials physics 91 45434: 12pp. http://dx.doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevB.91.045434.
  • Bian G., Wang X., Miller T., Chiang TC., Kowalczyk PJ., Mahapatra O. and Brown SA. (2014) First-principles and spectroscopic studies of Bi(110) films: Thickness-dependent Dirac modes and property oscillations. Physical Review B: Condensed Matter and Materials Physics 90: 195409. http://dx.doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevB.90.195409.
  • Lee L., Ma H., Brooksby PA., Brown SA., Leroux YR., Hapiot P. and Downard AJ. (2014) Covalently-Anchored Carboxyphenyl Monolayer via Aryldiazonium Ion Grafting: a Well-Defined Reactive Tether Layer for On-Surface Chemistry. Langmuir 30(24): 7104-7111. http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/la5013632.
  • Ma H., Lee L., Brooksby PA., Brown S., Fraser SJ., Gordon KC., Leroux Y., Hapiot P. and Downard AJ. (2014) Scanning Tunneling and Atomic Force Microscopy Evidence for Covalent and Noncovalent Interactions between Aryl Films and Highly Ordered Pyrolytic Graphite. The Journal of Physical Chemistry C 118(11): 5820-5826. http://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/jp411826s.
  • Wang H., Picot T., Houben K., Moorkens T., Grigg J., Van Haesendonck C., Biermans E., Bals S., Brown SA. and Vantomme A. (2014) Superconducting Proximity Effect in Epitaxial Al/Pb Nanocomposites. Superconductor Science and Technology 27(1): 15008. http://dx.doi.org/10.1088/0953-2048/27/1/015008.
  • Kowalczyk PJ., Mahapatra O., Brown SA., Bian G., Wang Z. and Chiang TC. (2013) Electronic size effects in three-dimensional nanostructures. Nano Letters 13(1): 43-47. http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/nl3033119.
  • Kowalczyk PJ., Belic D., Mahapatra O., Brown SA., Kadantsev ES., Woo TK., 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.
  • Ronen S., Rokkan A., Bouraly R., Valsvik G., Larson L., Ostensvig E., Paillet J., Dynia A., Matlosz A. and Brown S. (2012) Imaging shallow gas drilling hazards under three Forties oil field platforms using ocean-bottom nodes. Leading Edge 31(4): 465-469. http://dx.doi.org/10.1190/tle31040465.1.
  • Belič D., Chantry RL., Li ZY. and Brown SA. (2011) Ag-Au nanoclusters: Structure and phase segregation. Applied Physics Letters 99(17): 171914. http://dx.doi.org/10.1063/1.3656244.
  • Convers PY., Sattar A., Brown SA. and Hendy SC. (2011) Power law fitting procedures: The electrical conductance of coalescing nanocluster films. Journal of Applied Physics 109: 14910. http://dx.doi.org/10.1063/1.3528203.
  • Koster K., Monk D., Rokkan A., Bouraly R., Brown S., Branan A. and Ronen S. (2011) Imaging drilling hazards in a congested North Sea field using nodal ocean-bottom seismic. World Oil 232(7): 81-85.
  • Kowalczyk PJ., Mahapatra O., McCarthy DN., Kozlowski W., Klusek Z. and Brown SA. (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.
  • Skovorodko PA., Brown SA. and Belic D. (2011) Gas Dynamic Optimization of the Atomic Nanocluster Deposition System. American Institute of Physics (AIP) Conference Series 1333: 203.
  • Watson TF., Belic D., Convers PY., Boyd EJ. and Brown SA. (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.
  • Awasthi A., Hendy SC. and Brown SA. (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.
  • Convers PY., McCarthy DN., Sattar A., Natali F., Hendy SC. and Brown SA. (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.
  • Ingham B., Hendy SC., Fong DD., Fuoss PH., Eastman JE., Lassesson A., Tee KC., Convers P., Brown SA. and Ryan MP. (2010) Synchrotron x-ray diffraction measurements of strain in metallic nanoparticles with oxide shells. Journal of Physics D: Applied Physics 43(7): 75301. http://dx.doi.org/10.1088/0022-3727/43/7/075301.
  • McCarthy DN., Robertson D., Kowalczyk P. and Brown SA. (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.
  • Boyd E. and Brown SA. (2009) Atomic cluster device research in New Zealand. International Journal of Nanotechnology 6(3-4): 384-397.
  • Boyd E., Hensler MJH., MacKenzie DMA. and Brown SA. (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.
  • Lim TH., McCarthy D., Hendy SC., Brown SA. and Tilley RD. (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.
  • Martin TP., Marlow CA., Scannell BC., Fairbanks MS., Linke H., Brown SA. and Taylor RP. (2009) Chaotic scattering in nano-electronic systems: from billiards to clusters. International Journal of Nanotechnology 6(3-4): 408-417.
  • Martin TP., Marlow CA., Scannell BC., Fairbanks MS., Linke MS., Brown SA. and Taylor RP. (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.
  • Reichel R., Partridge JG. and Brown SA. (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.
  • Ingham B., Toney MF., Hendy SC., Cox T., Fong DD., Eastman JA., Fuoss PH., Stevens KJ., Lassesson A. and Brown SA. (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.
  • Lassesson A., Brown SA., 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.
  • Awasthi A., Hendy SC., Zoontjens P., Brown SA. 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.
  • Ayesh AI., Lassesson A., Brown SA., Dunbar ADF., Kaufmann M., Partridge JG., 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: 53906. http://dx.doi.org/10.1063/1.2740121.
  • Brown SA. (2007) The Wonderful World of Wiring - on the Nanoscale. Future Fab International 22: 92.
  • Stevens KJ., Ingham B., Toney MF., Brown SA., 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.
  • Tee KC., Lassesson A., van Lith J., Brown SA., Partridge JG., Schulze M. and Blaikie RJ. (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.
  • van Lith J., Lassesson A., Brown SA., Schulze M., Partridge JG. 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.
  • Dunbar ADF., Partridge J., Schulze M. and Brown SA. (2006) Morphological differences between Bi, Ag and Sb nano-particles and how they affect the percolation of current through nano-particle networks. Czechoslovak Journal of Physics 39(3): 415-422. http://dx.doi.org/10.1140/epjd/e2006-00113-4.
  • Partridge JG., Mackenzie DMA., Reichel R. and Brown SA. (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.
  • Partridge JG., Reichel R., Ayesh A., Mackenzie DMA. and Brown SA. (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.
  • Reichel R., Partridge JG., Dunbar ADF., Brown SA., 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.
  • Reichel R., Partridge JG., Natali F., Matthewson T., Brown SA., Lassesson A., Mackenzie DMA., Ayesh AI., Tee KC. and Awasthi A. (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.
  • Scott SA. and Brown SA. (2006) 3-D Growth characteristics of Antimony Aggregates on Graphite. European Physical Journal D, Atomic, Molecular, Optical and Plasma Physics 39: 433.
  • Scott SA., Kral MV. and Brown SA. (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.
  • Stevens KJ., Cheong KS., Knowles DM., Laycock NJ., Ayesh A., Partridge J., Brown SA. and Hendy SC. (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.
  • Scott SA., Kral MV. and Brown SA. (2005) A Crystallographic Orientation Transition And Early Stage Growth Characteristics Of Thin Bi Films On HOPG. Surface Science 587(3): 175-184.
  • Partridge JG., Brown SA., Dunbar ADF., Reichel R., Kaufmann M., Siegert C., Scott S. and Blaikie RJ. (2004) Templated-assembly of conducting antimony cluster wires. Nanotechnology 15(9): 1382-1387.
  • Partridge JG., Brown SA., Siegert C., Dunbar ADF., Nielson R., Kaufmann M. and Blaikie RJ. (2004) Templated cluster assembly for production of metallic nanowires in passivated silicon V-grooves. Microelectronics Engineering 73-74: 583-587.
  • Partridge JG., Scott S., Dunbar ADF., Schulze M., Brown SA., Wurl A. and Blaikie RJ. (2004) Formation of electrically conducting mesoscale wires through self-assembly of atomic clusters. IEEE Transactions on Nanotechnology 3(1): 61-66.
  • Hendy S., Brown SA. 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.
  • Schmelzer J., Brown SA., Wurl A., Hyslop M. and Blaikie RJ. (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.
  • Hyslop M., Wurl A., Brown SA., Hall BD. and Monot R. (2001) Unsupported Lead Clusters And Electron Diffraction. The European Physical Journal D: Atomic, Molecular, Optical and Plasma Physics 16: 233.
  • Brown SA., Reeves RJ., 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.
  • Cheung R., Reeves RJ., Brown SA., 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.
  • Reeves RJ., Brown SA., Haase CS., 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: 1535-1536.
  • Brown SA., Reeves RJ., Haase CS., Cheung R., Kirchner C. and Kamp M. (1999) Reactive ion etched gallium nitride: metastable defects and yellow luminescence. Applied Physics Letters 75: 3285-3287.
  • Cheung R., Reeves RJ., Rong B., Brown SA., Fakkeldij EJM., van der Drift E. and Kamp M. (1999) High resolution reactive ion etching of GaN and etch-induced effects. Journal of Vacuum Science & Technology B: Processing, Measurement, and Phenomena 17: 2759.
  • Cheung R., Withanage S., Reeves RJ., Brown SA., 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.
  • Brown SA. and Macks LD. (1998) Novel magnetic field-induced bistability in resonant tunneling. Phys. Rev. B (Rapid Communications) 58: 1758.
  • Brown SA., Macks LD., Fischer TA. and Emeny M. (1997) Inter-Landau Level Transitions Near the Threshold of 2D. Physical Review B 56: 1967.
  • Brown SA., Young JF., Wasilewski Z. and Coleridge PT. (1997) Fermi Edge Singularities in Photoluminscence from Modulation Doped GaAs Quantum Wells. Physical Review B 56: 3937.
  • Ruck BJ., Abele JC., Trodahl HJ., Brown SA. and Lynam P. (1997) Vortex Dynamics and Instabilities in Layered and Homogeneous Ta/Ge Superconductors. Physical Review Letters 78: 2278.
  • Brown SA., Young JF., Brum JA., 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.
  • Brown SA., Young JF., Brum JA., 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.
  • Brum JA., Brown SA., Hawrylak P., Young JF. and Wasilewski Z. (1996) Mobile Excitons and Fermi Edge Singularity in an Interacting 2D Electron Gas. Surface Science 361/362: 648.
  • Macks LD., Brown SA., Clark RG., Starrett RP., Reed MA., Deshpande MR., Fernando CJL. and Frensley WR. (1996) Resonant Tunneling in Double Quantum Well, Triple Barrier Heterostructures. Physical Review B 54: 4857.
  • Taylor RP., Newbury R., Sachrajda AS., Coleridge PT., Zawadzki P., Dunford RB., Feng Y., Bird JP., Leavens CR. and Cadogan JM. (1996) The Use of Wide Ballistic Cavities to Investigate Local Weak Localisation Processes Induced by Geometric Scattering. Semiconductor Science and Technology 11: 1189.
  • Lebech B., Harris P., Skov Pedersen J., Mortensen K., Gregory CI., Bernhoeft NR., Jermy M. and Brown SA. (1995) Magnetic Phase Diagram of MnSi. Journal of Magnetism and Magnetic Materials 119: 140-144.
  • Brown SA., Davies AG., Lindsay AC., Dunford RB., Clark RG., Simmonds PE., Voss HH., Harris JJ. and Foxon CT. (1994) Time Resolved Magneto-Photoluminescence Studies of the Integer QHE, Fractional QHE and Magnetically-Induced Wigner Solid'. Surface Science 305: 42.
  • Clark RG., Davies AG., Brown SA., Dunford RB., Simmonds PE., Lindsay AC., Newbury R., Starrett RP., Skougarevsky A. and Mitchell EE. (1994) The Extreme Quantum Regime of 2D Electron and Hole Systems. Physica B 301: 201.
  • Clark RG., Starrett RP., Newbury R., Skougarevsky AV., Brown SA., Davies AG., Dunford RB., Olatona D., Macks LD. and Mitchell EE. (1994) Australian National Pulsed Magnet Laboratory for Condensed Matter Physics Research. Physica B 201: 565.
  • Davies AG., Brown SA., Lindsay AC., Dunford RB., Clark RG., Simmonds PE., Voss HH., Harris JJ. and Foxon CT. (1994) Time-Resolved Spectroscopy in the Electron Solid Regime. Physica B 1237: 194-196.
  • Macks LD., Brown SA., Starrett RP., Clark RG., Deshpande MR., Reed MA., Fernando CJL., Frensley WR. and Matyi R. (1994) High Magnetic Field Tunneling Transport in a Double Quantum Well - Triple Barrier Resonant Tunneling Diode. Physica B 201: 374.
  • Mellor CJ., Taylor RP., Clark RG., Davies AG., Brown SA., Mitchell EE., Harris JJ. and Foxon CT. (1994) A Patterned Gate Architecture to Study High Quality AlGaAs/GaAs Systems in the Extreme Quantum Limit. Semiconductor Science and Technology 9: 392.
  • Davies AG., Brown SA., Dunford RB., Goldys EM., Newbury R., Clark RG., Simmonds PE., Harris JJ. and Foxon CT. (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.
  • Brown SA., Davies AG., Dunford RB., Goldys EM., Newbury R., Clark RG., Simmonds PE., Harris JJ. and Foxon CT. (1992) Magneto-Photoluminescence Studies of a 2D Electron System: Signatures of the Fractional Quantum Hall Effect and Wigner Solid. Superlattices and Microstructures 433: 12.
  • Clark RG., Brown SA., Dunford RB., Goldys EM., Newbury R., Wright PA., Turberfield AJ., Ford RA., Ryan JF. and Harris JJ. (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.
  • Goldys EM., Brown SA., Dunford RB., Davies AG., Newbury R., Clark RG., Simmonds PE., Harris JJ. and Foxon CT. (1992) Magneto-Optical Probe of Two-Dimensional Electron Liquid and Solid Phases. Physical Review B 7957: 46.
  • Brown SA., Howard BK., Brown SV. and Julian SR. (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.
  • Trodahl HJ., Buckley RG. and Brown SA. (1987) Diffusive Transport of Light in Sea Ice. Applied Optics 3005: 26.
Chapters
  • Tomlins-Jahnke H. and Graham J. (2014) Te Pae Huarewa - Tribal perspectives on Māori education. In St George A; Brown S; O'Neil J (Ed.), Facing the big questions in education (2nd ed.): 44-53. Australia: Cengage.
  • Partridge JG., Reichel R., Ayesh A., Matthewson T., Mackenzie DMA. and Brown SA. (2008) Controlled assembly of clusters. In Kobadze SB (Ed.), Solid State Electronics Research Advances: 321-344. Hauppauge: Nova Science Publishers.
  • Hall BD., Hyslop M., Wurl A. and Brown SA. (2004) Electron Diffraction From Atomic Cluster Beams. In Granqvist CG; Kish L; Marlow W (Ed.), Gas-Phase Nanoparticle Synthesis: 157-184. Berlin: Springer.
  • Cheung R., Reeves RJ. and Brown SA. (2000) Process-induced defects and optical memory in gallium nitride. In Beke DL; Fisher DJ; Murch GE (Ed.), Defects and Diffusion in Ceramics, Vol. 186-187: Defect and Diffusion Forum: 61-70. Switzerland: Trans Tech Publications.
  • Brown SA., Macks LD., Simmonds PE., Fisher TA. and Emeny M. (1996) Inter-Landau Level Transitions at the Threshold of Resonant Tunneling in a Magnetic Field. In Landwehr G; Ossau W (Ed.), In High Magnetic Fields in the Physics of Semiconductors: 457. Singapore: World Scientific Publishing.
  • Brown SA., Young JF., Brum JA., 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 Scheffler M; Zimmermann R (Ed.), The Physics of Semiconductors: 2131. Singapore: World Scientific Publishing.
  • Ruck BJ., Brown SA. and Trodahl HJ. (1996) Superconducting properties of Ta/Ge multilayers. In Pavuna D; Bozovich I (Ed.), Oxide Superconductors: Physics and Nanoengineering: 372. Bellingham: SPIE.
  • Deshpande MR., Reed MA., Macks LD., Brown SA., Starrett RP., Clark RG., Fernando CL. and Frensley WR. (1995) Magneto-Transport in Triple Barrier Resonant Tunneling Diodes. In Heiman D (Ed.), High Magnetic Fields in the Physics of Semiconductors: 562. Singapore: World Scientific Publishing.
  • Brown SA., Goldys EM., Davies AG., Dunford RB., Newbury R., Clark RG., Simmonds PE., Harris JJ. and Foxon CT. (1992) Magneto-Optics as a Probe of the Cross-Over from the Fractional QHE to the Electron Solid Regime. In Jiang P; Zheng HZ (Ed.), The Physics of Semiconductors: 931. Singapore: World Scientific Publishing.
  • Clark RG., Brown SA., Dunford RB., Goldys EM., Newbury R., Wright PA., Davies AG. and Simmonds PE. (1992) Quantum Hall Effect and the Electron Solid: recent optical measurements. In Das MP; Neilson D (Ed.), Strongly Correlated Electron Systems: 89. New York: Nova Science Publishers.
Edited Volumes Conference Contributions - Published
  • Skovorodko PA., Brown SA. 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.
  • Skovorodko PA., Brown SA. and Belić D. (2011) Gas dynamic considerations for performance of nanocluster deposition system. In AIP Conference Proceedings 1333(PART 1): 203-208. http://dx.doi.org/10.1063/1.3562649.
  • Fairbanks MS., McCarthy D., Taylor RP. and Brown SA. (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.
  • Layton R., Brown S. and Watters P. (2009) Using differencing to increase distinctiveness for phishing website clustering. In UIC-ATC 2009 - Symposia and Workshops on Ubiquitous, Autonomic and Trusted Computing in Conjunction with the UIC'09 and ATC'09 Conferences: 488-492. http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/UIC-ATC.2009.62.
  • Ma L., Ofoghi B., Watters P. and Brown S. (2009) Detecting phishing emails using hybrid features. In UIC-ATC 2009 - Symposia and Workshops on Ubiquitous, Autonomic and Trusted Computing in Conjunction with the UIC'09 and ATC'09 Conferences: 493-497. http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/UIC-ATC.2009.103.
  • Ma L., Torney R., Watters P. and Brown S. (2009) Automatically generating classifier for phishing email prediction. In I-SPAN 2009 - The 10th International Symposium on Pervasive Systems, Algorithms, and Networks: 779-783. http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/I-SPAN.2009.153.
  • Sattar A., Convers PY. and Brown SA. (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.
  • Stabek A., Brown S. and Watters PA. (2009) The case for a consistent cyberscam classification framework (CCCF). In UIC-ATC 2009 - Symposia and Workshops on Ubiquitous, Autonomic and Trusted Computing in Conjunction with the UIC'09 and ATC'09 Conferences: 525-530. http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/UIC-ATC.2009.77.
  • Van Lith J., Lassesson A. and Brown SA. (2008) Hydrogen sensors based on percolation and tunneling in films of palladium clusters. In Proceedings of SPIE 6800 http://dx.doi.org/10.1117/12.753487.
  • Brown SA., Lassesson A., Van Lith J., Partridge JG., Ayesh A., Reichel R., Tee KC., Mackenzie D., Schulze M. and Natali F. (2006) Cluster assembly: A technology for commercial production of nanowires. In Proceedings of the 2006 International Conference on Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, ICONN: 39-42. http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/ICONN.2006.340544.
  • Scott SA., Kral MV. and Brown SA. (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.
  • Brown SA., Partridge J., Scott S., Reichel R., Ayesh A. and Tee KC. (2005) Self-Assembled Cluster Nanostructures And Nanodevices. Anaheim, CA, USA: Technical Proceedings of the 2005 NSTI conference and trade show, 8 May 2005.
  • Stevens KJ., Ingham B., Toney MF., Brown SA., Partridge J., van Lith J. and Ryan MP. (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 Nov 2005. : 252-255.
  • Ayesh A., Partridge JG., Reichel R., Dunbar ADF. and Brown SA. (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 Dec 2004. In Proceedings of the 2004 COMMAD IEEE Press: 324. http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/COMMAD.2004.1577557.
  • Brown SA., 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 Aug 2003. In Proceedings of SPIE 5055: 189-203.
  • Partridge J., Scott S., Dunbar A., Schulze M., Brown SA., 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 May 2003. In Conference on Nanotechnology(5118): 411-420.
  • Brown SA., Alkaisi MM., Bittar A., Blaikie RJ., Durbin SM., Engel A., Gourley S., Hall BD., Hendy S. and Hyslop M. (2001) Physics and Fabrication of Nanostructured Materials and Devices. Wellington, New Zealand: NZIP 10th National Physics Conference PHYSIKOS2001 and 'A Celebration of New Zealand Physics' (NZIP2001), 4 Jul 2001.
  • Reeves RJ., Brown SA., Haase CS., 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 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.
  • Brown SA., Reeves RJ., 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, 1 Jun 2000.
  • Brown SA., Reeves RJ., Rong B., Cheung R., Seyboth M., Kirchner C. and Kamp M. (2000) Argon plasma etching of gallium nitride: Spectroscopic surprises. In Nanotechnology 11(4): 263-269. http://dx.doi.org/10.1088/0957-4484/11/4/314.
  • Reeves RJ., Dickie O., Rong B., Cheung R. and Brown SA. (2000) Photoluminescence and photoconductivity studies of reactive-ion-etched GaN on SiC Substrates. Nagoya, Japan: International Workshop on Nitride Semiconductors, 24 Sep 2000. In Proceedings of International Workshop on Nitride Semiconductors IPAP Conference Series http://www.ipap.jp/proceedings.html#CS.
  • Mellor CJ., Taylor RP., Clark RG., Davies AG., Brown SA., Mitchell EE., Harris JJ. and Foxon CT. (1994) Gate Induced Periodicities in High Quality Electron Systems in the Extreme Quantum Limit. Pittsburgh, PA, USA: APS March Meeting, 21 Mar 1994. In Bull. Am. Phys. Soc. 39: 351.
  • Reed MA., Deshpande MR., Macks LD., Brown SA., Starrett RP., Clark RG., Fernando CJL. and Frensley WR. (1994) Magnetic Field Resonant Tunneling in a Double Quantum Well - Triple Barrier Resonant Tunneling Diode. Pittsburgh, PA, USA: APS March Meeting, 21 Mar 1994. In Bull. Am. Phys. Soc. 39: 853.
Conference Contributions - Other
  • Cameron C., Wilson TM., Jenkins S., Wallace K., Brown S., Leonard G., Deligne N. and Stewart C. (2015) International Database of Volcanic Ash Impacts. San Francisco, CA, USA: American Geophysical Union, 14-18 Dec 2015
  • Belic D., Chantry RL., Li ZY. and Brown SA. (2011) Phase Segregation in Ag/Au Alloy Clusters. Davos, Switzerland: Symposium on Size Selected Clusters, 20-25 Mar 2011
  • Brown SA. (2011) Nanotechnology in New Zealand. Tehran, Iran: Asia Nano Forum Summit, 1-1 Oct 2011
  • Brown SA. (2011) Novel Structures and Quantum Size Effects in Bismuth Nanostructures. Martinborough, New Zealand: 9th Annual Cluster and Nanoparticle Symposium, 1-1 Nov 2011
  • Chantry RL., Belic D., Brown SA. and Li ZY. (2011) Direct Visualization of Kinetically Driven Phase Segregation of AuAg Nanoparticles. Barcelona, Spain: COST Action MP0903 Annual Meeting, 1-1 Apr 2011
  • Davenport S. and Brown SA. (2011) Scientists as Entrepreneurs - Do They Fit the Stereotype? Atlanta, GA, USA: Atlanta Conference on Science and Innovation Policy, 15-17 Sep 2011
  • Kowalczyk P., Mahapatra O. and Brown SA. (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
  • Kowalczyk PJ., Mahapatra O. and Brown SA. (2011) Quantum size effects in thin bismuth films. Wroclaw, Poland: European Conference on Surface Science (ECOSS), 1-1 Aug 2011
  • Kowalczyk PJ., Mahapatra O. and Brown SA. (2011) Unusual oxidation of bismuth thin films. Ladek Zdroj, Poland: 5th International Workshop on Surface Physics, Surfaces and Nanostructures, 2-5 Sep 2011
  • Mahapatra O., Kowalczyk P. and Brown SA. (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
  • Mahapatra O., Kowalczyk PJ. and Brown SA. (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), 1-1 Aug 2011
  • Sattar A., Convers PY. and Brown SA. (2011) Switching in Films of Sn Nanoclusters. Wellington, New Zealand: Fifth International Conference on Advanced Materials and Nanotechnology (AMN5), 7-11 Feb 2011
  • Sattar A., Convers PY., Belic D., Brown SA., Chantry RL. and Li ZY. (2011) Gas-phase clusters as nanoscale building blocks. Waikoloa, HI, USA: 2nd Nano Today Conference, 11-15 Dec 2011
  • Belič D., Convers PY. and Brown SA. (2010) Size-controlled chiral bimetallic nanoclusters. Sydney, Australia: 2010 International Conference On Nanoscience and Nanotechnology (ICONN 2010), 22-26 Feb 2010
  • Brown SA. (2010) Cluster-based Electronic Devices. Auckland, New Zealand: 34th Annual Condensed Matter and Materials Meeting (Wagga Wagga 2010), 2-5 Feb 2010
  • Brown SA. (2010) Governance of Nanotechnologies: Avoiding the New Deficit Model. Sydney, Australia: ICONN 2010: 2010 International Conference On Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, 22-26 Feb 2010
  • Brown SA. (2010) Nanoscale Cluster Devices. Auckland, New Zealand: 34th Annual Condensed Matter and Materials Meeting, 2-5 Feb 2010
  • Brown SA., Convers P., McCarthy D., Sattar A., Hendy S., Lim T. and Tilley R. (2010) Coalescence of Clusters. Stratford-on-Avon, UK: Cluster-Surface Interactions Workshop, 5-8 Jul 2010
  • Kowalczyk PJ., McCarthy DN., Mahapatra O. and Brown SA. (2010) Electronic structure, Moire patterns and reconstructions: the curious case of bismuth islands on graphite. Beijing, China: 18th International Vacuum Congress (IVC-18), 23-27 Aug 2010
  • Kowalczyk PJ., McCarthy DN., Rayen J., Kozlowski W. and Brown SA. (2010) STM investigations of Bi islands deposited on HOPG. Sydney, Australia: 2010 International Conference On Nanoscience and Nanotechnology (ICONN 2010), 22-26 Feb 2010
  • Sattar A., Convers PY. and Brown SA. (2010) I-V characteristics of Sn Cluster films. Sydney, Australia: ICONN 2010: 2010 International Conference On Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, 22-26 Feb 2010
  • Boyd EJ., Watson TW. and Brown SA. (2009) On the effect of Pd doping on SnO2 cluster films produced by thermal oxidation. Dunedin, New Zealand: 4th International Conference on Advanced Materials and Nanotechnology (AMN-4), 8-12 Feb 2009
  • Brown SA. (2009) Electronic Devices Built from Clusters. South Hadley, MA, USA: Gordon Research Conferences: Clusters, Nanocrystals & Nanostructures, 19-24 Jun 2009
  • Brown SA. (2009) Nanoscale Cluster Devices. Tokyo, Japan: NZ-Tokyo Tech Nanotechnology Symposium, 30-30 Jan 2009
  • Brown SA. (2009) Nanoscale Cluster Devices. Tsukuba, Japan: 1st NIMS-New Zealand Joint Workshop on Nanomaterials, 28-29 Jan 2009
  • Brown SA. (2009) Nanoscale Cluster Devices. University of Auckland, New Zealand: nd NIMS-NZ Workshop: Nanoparticles, Nanostructures and Molecules on Surfaces, 18-18 Nov 2009
  • Brown SA. (2009) Size makes a difference: why nanoscale particles are different to larger particles. University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand: NZIP 2009 Conference, 6-8 Jul 2009
  • Ingham B., Toney MF., Hendy SC., Cox T., Fong DD., Eastman JA., Fuoss PH., Stevens KJ., Lassesson A. and Brown SA. (2009) Size-dependence of palladium hydride clusters: An in situ synchrotron x-ray diffraction investigation. Dunedin, New Zealand: 4th International Conference on Advanced Materials and Nanotechnology (AMN-4), 8-12 Feb 2009
  • Brown SA. (2008) Nanoscale Cluster Devices. Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia: 2nd International Conference On Functional Materials And Devices, 2008 (ICFMD-2008), 16-19 Jun 2008
  • Brown SA. (2008) Nanoscale Cluster Devices. Valladolid, Spain: XIV International Symposium on Small Particles and Inorganic Clusters,, 15-19 Sep 2008
  • Convers P. and Brown SA. (2008) Coalescence in Cluster Devices. Rostock-Warnemuende, Germany: 2008 Conference on Clusters at Surfaces (ICCS 2008), 25-29 May 2008
  • Stevens KJ., Ingham B., Toney MF., Brown SA., Tee KC. and Convers P. (2008) Synchrotron X-Ray Diffraction Line Profile Analysis of Copper Nanoclusters. Sydney, Australia: International Conference on Electronic Materials 2008 (IUMRS-ICEM 2008), 28 Jul-1 Aug 2008
  • Awasthi A., Hendy SC., Zoontjens P. and Brown SA. (2007) Adhesion and Reflection Behavior in Nanocluster Deposition. Wellington, New Zealand: Advanced Materials and Nanotechnology (AMN3), 11-16 Feb 2007
  • Boyd E. and Brown SA. (2007) Nanoscale Cluster Devices. Hong Kong: International Conference on Nanotechnology and Advanced Materials 2007, 11-13 Dec 2007
  • Brown SA. (2007) Nanoscale Cluster Devices. Bangalore, India: 0th International Conference on Advanced Materials (ICAM-2007), 8-13 Oct 2007
  • Brown SA. (2007) Nanoscale Cluster Devices. Canberra, Australia: Microelectronics, MEMS, and Nanotechnology, 4-7 Dec 2007
  • Brown SA., Partridge JG., van Lith J., Lassesson A., Reichel R., Ayesh A., Tee KC., Matthewson T., MacKenzie D. and Schulze M. (2007) Fundamentals and Commercialisation of Cluster-based Electronic Devices. Advanced Materials and Nanotechnology (AMN3): Wellington, New Zealand, 11-16 Feb 2007
  • Reichel R., Partridge JG., Ayesh A. and Brown SA. (2007) Four-point resistance measurements of cluster assembled nanowires. Wellington, New Zealand: Advanced Materials and Nanotechnology (AMN3), 11-16 Feb 2007
  • Ayesh A., Brown SA. and Partridge JG. (2006) Nanomaterials. University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand: The 2006 MacDiarmid Institute Student and Postdoctoral Symposium, 29-30 Nov 2006
  • Ayesh A., Reichel R., Partridge JG. and Brown SA. (2006) Bi Nanocluster Wire Fabrication Using V-Grooves as A Template: Morphology and Electrical Characteristics. Basel, Switzerland: ICN+T 2006, 1 Jan 2006
  • Ayesh A., Reichel R., Partridge JG. and Brown SA. (2006) Nanocluster wire fabrication using V-grooves as a template: morphology and electrical characteristics. Gothenburg, Sweden: ISSPIC13, 1-1 Jul 2006
  • Lassesson A., van Lith J., Schulze M., Brown SA., Partridge JG. and Reichel R. (2006) Hydrogen sensors fabricated from Pd nanocluster films. University of Brescia, Brescia, Italy: 11th International Meeting on Chemical Sensors, 16-19 Jul 2006
  • McCarthy D. and Brown SA. (2006) Methods of Thin-Film Growth. University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand: The 2006 MacDiarmid Institute Student and Postdoctoral Symposium, 29-30 Nov 2006
  • Natali F., Partridge JG., Ayesh A., Reichel R. and Brown S. (2006) Electrical properties of Bi-based conducting cluster-assembled wires. Wellington, New Zealand: Multiscale Modeling Conference 2006, 1-1 Feb 2006
  • 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
  • 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
  • Stevens KJ., Ingham B., Toney MF., Brown SA., Lassesson A., van Lith J., Hendy S. and Ryan MP. (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
  • Tee KC., Brown SA. and Blaikie RJ. (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
  • Brown SA., Partridge J., Scott S., Hendy S., Ayesh A., Reichel R., Tee KC., Kaufmann M., Awasthi A. and Zoontjens P. (2005) Nanotechnology Through Self-Assembly of Clusters. Oviedo, Spain: Trends in Nanotechnology (TNT05), 29 Aug 2005
  • Kaiser B., Stegemann B., Scott S. and Brown SA. (2005) The Influence of Growth Kinetics on Island Morphology for Antimony and Bismuth Diffusion and Aggregation on Graphite'. Brand, Austria: Symposium on Size Selected Clusters, 1 Feb 2005
  • Scott SA., Kral MV. and Brown SA. (2005) Growth of nanorods and mesoscale stars prior to an orientation transition in bismuth thin films. Stockholm, Sweden: Atomically Controlled Surfaces, Interfaces and Nanostructures / International Conference On Thin Films, ICTF13/ACSIN8 Congress, 20 Jun 2005
  • Stevens KJ., Cheong KS., Knowles DM., Brown SA., Partridge J., Ayesh A., Toney M., Ryan M., Ingham B. and Kemp 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 Jul 2005
  • Brown SA. (2004) Nanotechnology Downunder. Wellington, New Zealand: New Zealand - Australia Semiconductor Instrumentation Workshop, 21 Jun 2004
  • Brown SA., Partridge J., Dunbar A., Scott S., Reichel R., Schulze M., Ayesh A., Hendy S. and Blaikie R. (2004) Self-Assembled Cluster Nanostructures and Nanodevices. Cancún, México: Materials Design Using Molecular Simulation, XIII International Materials Research Congress, 22 Aug 2004
  • Partridge JG., Brown SA., Dunbar ADF., Kaufmann M., Scott S., Schulze M., Reichel R., Seigert C. and Blaikie R. (2004) V-Grooves As Templates For Assembly Of Clusters. Giens, France: Cluster - Surface Interactions: EuroConference on Cluster Systems and Nanotubes, 8 May 2004
  • Reichel R., Partridge JG., Dunbar ADF. and Brown SA. (2004) Construction and Application of a UHV Compatible Cluster Deposition System. Davos, Switzerland: Nanoparticles from the Vapor Phase Synthesis with Chemical and Biochemical Applications (Vapor Phase Synthesis of Materials V), 8 Aug 2004
  • Brown SA. (2003) Nanoscale Cluster Devices. San Diego, CA, USA: Smart Structures and Materials 2003: Smart Electronics, MEMS, BioMEMS, and Nanotechnology, 2 Mar 2003
  • Partridge J., Scott S., Dunbar A., Shulze M., Brown SA., Wurl A. and Blaikie R. (2003) Formation of electrically conducting mesoscale wire through self-assembly of atomic clusters. Gran Canaria, Spain: SPIE, 19 May 2003
  • Partridge JG., Brown SA., Dunbar ADF., Kaufmann M., Scott S., Schulze M., Reichel R., Seigert C. and Blaikie R. (2003) V-Grooves As Templates For Assembly Of Clusters. Richmond, VA, USA: International Symposium on Clusters And Nano-Assemblies: Physical and Biological Systems, 10 Nov 2003
  • Brown SA. (2002) Nanoscale Cluster Devices. Montreal, Canada: Canada-Europe-US Workshop on Micro/ Nano Technology Development for Aerospace Applications: Strategies for Focused Worldwide Investment, 25 Aug 2002
  • Brown SA., Schmelzer jr J., Schulze M., Wurl A., Hyslop M. and Blaikie RJ. (2002) Cluster Assembled Nanostructures. New South Wales, Australia: 26th Australian and New Zealand Institute of Physics Condensed Matter Physics Conference, 1 Jan 2002
  • Brown SA., Shmelzer jr J., Schulze M., Wurl A., Hyslop M. and Blaikie RJ. (2002) Cluster Assembled Nanostructures. Wagga Wagga, Australia: 26th Condensed Matter Physics Conference, 29 Jan 2002
  • Ruck B., Koo A., Lanke U., Lee H., Bittar A., Markwitz A., Kennedy V., Ariza M., Jones D. and Roziere 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, 1 Jan 2002
  • Ruck B., Koo A., Lanke U., Lee H., Bittar A., Markwitz A., Kennedy V., Ariza M., Jones D. and Roziere J. (2002) Optoelectronic and structural properties of amorphous GaN. Wagga Wagga, Australia: 26th Australian and New Zealand Institute of Physics Condensed Matter Physics Conference, 29 Jan 2002
  • Schulze M., Gourley S., Brown SA., Dunbar A., Partridge J. and Blaikie RJ. (2002) Electrical Measurements of Nanoscale Bismuth Cluster Films. Strasbourg, France: 11th International Symposium on Small Particles and Inorganic Clusters (ISSPIC-11), 9 Sep 2002
  • Blaikie RJ., Alkaisi MM., Brown SA., Durbin SM. and Reeves RJ. (2001) Nanotechnology in New Zealand. Ottawa, Canada: APEC CTF Workshop on Nanotechnology, 5 Nov 2001
  • Blaikie RJ., Alkaisi MM., Brown SA., Durbin SM. and Reeves RJ. (2001) Nanotechnology in New Zealand. Ottawa, Canada: APEC Experts’ Meeting on Nanotechnology, 4 Nov 2001
  • Schmelzer J. and Brown SA. (2001) Percolation in Cluster Devices. The Portage Hotel, Marlborough, New Zealand: 25th Annual Condensed Matter Meeting of the Australia and New Zealand Institute of Physics, 1 Feb 2001
  • Schmelzer jr J., Wurl A., Hyslop M., Brown SA. and Blaikie RJ. (2001) Experimental Studies Of Percolation Using Cluster Deposited Structures. Marlborough, New Zealand: 25th Annual Condensed Matter Meeting of the Australia and New Zealand Institute of Physics, 1 Jan 2001
  • Cheung R., Reeves RJ., Brown SA. 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 Mar 2000
  • Brown SA., Cheung R., Kirchner C. and Kamp M. (1999) Long-period time-dependent luminescence in reactive ion etched GaN. Fukuoka, Japan: 9th International Conference on Modulated Semiconductor Structures (MSS-9), 12 Jul 1999
  • Brown SA., Dunford RB., Goldys EM., Newbury R., Clark RG., Simmonds PE., Harris JJ. and Foxon CT. (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, 1 Jan 1993
  • Davies AG., Brown SA., Dunford RB., Goldys EN., Newbury R., Clark RG., Simmonds PE., Lindsay AC., Harris JJ. and Foxon CT. (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, 1 Jan 1992
Intellectual Property
  • Taylor RP. and Brown SA. (2015) Fractal interconnects for neuro-electronic interfaces and implants using same.Patent No. 9079017.
  • Taylor RP. and Brown SA. (2011) Fractal interconnects for neuro-electronic interfaces and implants using same.Patent No. 12/931978.
  • Brown SA. and Schmelzer Jr J. (2009) Nanoscale Electronic Devices & Fabrication Methods.Patent No. 7494907.
  • Awasthi A., Hendy SC., Zoontjens P. and Brown SA. (2007) Particulate Deformation And Resultant Nanoscale And Micronscale Patterning Methods, Provisional Patent Application Lodged 7 June 2006. Cognated with 'Nanoscale And Microscale Lithography Methods And Resultant Devices' and filed as PCT on 3 July 2006.Patent No. 547784.
  • Brown SA. and Van Lith J. (2007) Temperature Modulated Hydrogen Sensing.Patent No. 546489.
  • Brown SA., Lassesson A., Van Lith J. and Tee KC. (2007) Filling Of High Aspect Ratio Nanoscale And Microscale Structures.Patent No. 546196.
  • Lassesson A., Schulze M., van Lith J. and Brown SA. (2007) Method For The Preparation Of Thin Film Metal Oxide Cluster Fluid Sensors.Patent No. 555332.
  • Lassesson A., van Lith J. and Brown SA. (2007) A method of nanoscale deposition control.Patent No. 555241.
  • Brown SA., Grundy KP., Fjelstad J. and Rae A. (2005) Electrostatic Discharge Protection and Fabrication Methods.Patent No. 60712927.
  • Brown SA., Lassesson A. and van Lith J. (2005) 12599568.Patent No. 541671.
  • Brown SA., Lassesson A. and van Lith J. (2005) Fluid Sensors and Fabrication Methods.Patent No. 539931.
  • Partridge JG., Mackenzie DMA. and Brown SA. (2005) Nanoscale Patterning and Fabrication Methods.Patent No. 540798.
  • Reichel R., Brown SA. and Partridge JG. (2005) Nanoscale and Microscale Lithography Methods and Resultant Devices.Patent No. 541209.
  • Brown SA. and Partridge JG. (2004) Templated Cluster Assembled Wires [].Patent No. PCT/NZ2004/00012.
  • Brown SA. and Partridge JG. (2003) Templated Cluster Assembled Wires [Voided Pre-Acceptance].Patent No. 524059.
  • Partridge JG. and Brown SA. (2003) Cluster-Assembled Etch-Masks [Examination].Patent No. 528448.
  • Schmelzer Jr J. and Brown SA. (2002) Nanoscale Electronic Devices and Fabrication Methods [Granted 30 Jan 2004].Patent No. 513637 and PCT/NZ02/00160.
Oral Presentations
  • Stevens KJ., Ingham B., Toney MF., Brown SA., Lassesson A., Van Lith J. and Hendy SC. (2007) Structure of palladium nanoclusters for hydrogen gas sensors. Wellington, New Zealand: http://dx.doi.org/10.3184/096034007X267367.
  • Brown SA. (2006) An Overview of Nanocluster Research at UoC'. Alan MacDiarmid Centre (Industrial Research Limited): Multiscale Modeling Conference 2006.
  • Brown SA. (2006) Nanoscale Cluster Devices. Helsinki, Finland: Nanotechnology in Northern Europe (NTNE2006) Congress and Exhibition.
  • Brown SA. (2006) Nanoscale Cluster Devices. Vina del Mar, Chile: Frontiers in Materials Research.
  • Brown SA. (2006) Nanowires and Nanodevices via Assembly of Clusters. San Francisco, CA, USA.
  • Brown SA., Grundy K., Fjelstad K. and Rae A. (2006) Self-Assembled Cluster Nanowires: a New Route to ESD protection. Helsinki, Finland: Nanotechnology in Northern Europe (NTNE2006) Congress and Exhibition.
  • Brown SA., Partridge J., Dunbar A., Scott S., Reichel R., Schulze M., Ayesh A., Hendy S. and Blaikie R. (2006) Self-Assembled Cluster Nanostructures and Nanodevices. Cancún, México: Materials Design Using Molecular Simulation, XIII International Materials Research Congress.
  • Brown SA., Partridge JG., van Lith J., Lassesson A., Reichel R., Ayesh A., Tee KC., Matthewson T., MacKenzie D. and Schulze M. (2006) Commercial Production of Cluster-based Electronic Devices. Paris, France.
  • Natali F., Partridge JG., Reichel R., Ayesh A., Parguez G. and Brown SA. (2006) Electrical properties of bismuth and antimony cluster-assembled wires and films. Paris, France.
  • Partridge JG. and Brown SA. (2006) Nanoscale Cluster Devices. Wagga Wagga, Australia: Surface Science Symposium at the 30th Annual Condensed Matter and Materials Meeting.
  • Partridge JG., Reichel R., Ayesh A., Mackenzie DMA. and Brown SA. (2006) Formation and characterization of conducting cluster-assembled wires. Charles Sturt University, Wagga Wagga, Australia: Surface Science Symposium at the 30th Annual Condensed Matter and Materials Meeting.
  • Tee KC., Lassesson A., van Lith J., Brown SA., Blaikie RG. and Partridge JG. (2006) Copper cluster deposition technology for ULSI multilevel interconnects. Tokyo, Japan.
  • van Lith J., Lassesson A., Brown SA., Partridge JG., Ayesh A., Reichel R., Tee KC., MacKenzie D., Schulze M. and Natali F. (2006) Commercialisation of Cluster Devices. Gothenburg, Sweden.
  • Awasthi A., Hendy S., Zoontjens P. and Brown SA. (2005) Simulations of soft-landing cluster deposition. Queenstown, New Zealand: 2nd International conference on Advanced Materials and Nanotechnology (AMN-2).
  • Ayesh A., Reichel R., Partridge G. and Brown SA. (2005) Bi nanocluster wire fabrication using V-grooves as a template. Perth, Australia: Australian Nanotechnology Network conference.
  • Brown SA. (2005) Nano Cluster Devices Ltd. San Francisco, CA, USA: SEMICON West Technology Innovation Showcase,.
  • Brown SA. (2005) Nanoscale Cluster Devices. Anaheim, CA, USA: 2005 NSTI Conference and Trade Show.
  • Brown SA. (2005) Nanoscale Cluster Devices. Chicago, IL, USA: Nano Commerce/SEMI Nano Forum.
  • Brown SA. (2005) Nanoscale Cluster Devices. San Francisco, CA, USA: Chemical Week Electronic Chemcicals Outlook.
  • Brown SA. (2005) Nanoscale Cluster Devices. San Francisco, CA, USA: Semicon West Technology Innovation Showcase.
  • Brown SA. (2005) Self Assembly as an Alternative to Top Down Processing. Chicago, CA, USA: Nano Commerce/SEMI Nano Forum.
  • Partridge JG., Brown SA., Reichel R., Kaufmann M., Ayesh A. and Tee KC. (2005) Cluster-assembled wires with nano-scale widths. Queenstown, New Zealand: 2nd International conference on Advanced Materials and Nanotechnology (AMN-2).
  • Reichel R., Partridge JG., Ayesh A. and Brown SA. (2005) Self-assembly of Bi clusters in lithographically defined patterns. Perth, Australia: Australian Nanotechnology Network conference.
  • Scott S., Brown SA. and Kral M. (2005) Self-Assembly of Nanoscale Bi and Sb Surface Islands. Queenstown, New Zealand: 2nd International Conference on Advanced Materials and Nanotechnology (AMN-2).
  • van Lith J., Lassesson A. and Brown SA. (2005) Nano Cluster Devcies’ Hydrogen Sensors. Christchurch, New Zealand: Connect Canterbury Sensor Showcase.
  • Brown SA. (2004) Nanoscale Cluster Devices. Cancún, México: Theory and Computer Simulation of Materials, XIII International Materials Research Congress.
  • Brown SA. (2004) Nanoscale Cluster Devices. Singapore: 1st Nano-Engineering and Nano-Science Congress 2004.
  • Brown SA., Partridge JG., Reichel R. and Dunbar ADF. (2004) Templated Cluster assembled nanowires. Singapore: 1st Nano-Engineering and Nano-Science Congress 2004.
  • Kaiser B., Stegemann B., Scott S. and Brown SA. (2004) The Influence of Growth Kinetics on Island Morphology for Sb and Bi Diffusion and Aggregation on Graphite. Meeting of the German Physicochemical Society, 30 Nov 2012.
  • Partridge JG., Brown SA., Reichel R., Kaufmann K. and Dunbar ADF. (2004) Templated cluster assembly to produce metallic nanowires on passivated silicon substrates. Segovia, Spain: Trends in Nanotechnology (TNT2004).
  • Brown SA. (2003) Nanoscale Cluster Devices. Wellington, New Zealand: International Conference on Advanced Materials and Nanotechnology 1 (AMN-1).
  • Brown SA., Schulze M., Partridge J., Dunbar A., Scott S. and Blaikie R. (2003) Self-Assembled Cluster Nanodevices. Wellington, New Zealand: International Conference on Advanced Materials and Nanotechnology 1 (AMN-1).
  • Scott S., Brown SA. and Kaiser B. (2003) The influence of growth kinetics on island morphology for Sb4 cluster diffusion and aggregation on graphite. Kerkrade, The Netherlands: Fundamental Aspects of Surface Science: Manufacture and Properties of Structures with Reduced Dimensionality.
  • Brown SA. (2002) Nanoscale Cluster Devices. Granada, Spain: Cluster - Surface Interactions: EuroConference on Functional Clusters.
  • Brown SA., Schmelzer jr J., Schulze M., Gourley S., Dunbar A., Partridge J., Ramsay B., Wurl A., Hyslop M. and Blaikie R. (2002) Nanowires And Control Of Nanoparticle Deposition Via Percolation. Granada, Spain: Cluster - Surface Interactions: EuroConference on Functional Clusters.
  • Brown SA., Schmelzer jr J., Schulze M., Gourley S., Wurl A., Hyslop M. and Blaikie RJ. (2002) Percolation in Cluster Assembled Nanostructures. Granada, Spain: Cluster - Surface Interactions: EuroConference on Functional Clusters.
  • Brown SA. (2001) Cluster Assembled Nanostructures. Sydney, Australia: 2nd Annual Sydney Semiconductor Nanostructures Conference.
  • Brown SA. (2001) Nanoscale Cluster Devices. Napier, New Zealand: Nanomaterials Symposium in conjunction with Molecules for Life Conference.
  • Brown SA. (2001) Nanoscale Cluster Devices. Sydney, Australia: 2nd Annual Sydney Semiconductor Nanostructures Conference.
  • Brown SA., Reeves RJ., Markwitz A., Cheung R., Kirchner C. and Kamp M. (2001) Optical properties of gallium nitride. Wellington, New Zealand: Advanced materials produced and analysed with ion beams.
  • Reeves R., Brown SA. and Cheung R. (2001) Optical Studies of Reactive Ion Etched GaN. Queenstown, New Zealand: Advanced Research Workshop on Semiconductor Nanostructures.
  • Wurl A., Hyslop M., Brown SA., Hall BD. and Monot R. (2001) Structure of unsupported bismuth nanoparticles. Queenstown, New Zealand: Advanced Research Workshop on Semiconductor Nanostructures.
  • Brown SA., Dickie O., Reeves RJ., Rong B., Cheung R., Blaikie R. and Alkaisi M. (2000) Fabrication of a-GaN photodetectors. University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand: First New Economy Research Fund Workshop on Nanotechnology.
  • Brown SA., Schmelzer J., Schulze M., Blaikie RJ., Alkaisi M., Hyslop M. and Wurl A. (2000) Cluster formation and deposition onto textured surfaces. University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand: First New Economy Research Fund Workshop on Nanotechnology.
  • Khan F., Brown SA., Liu A., Gourley S., Christie V., Dickie O. and Reeves RJ. (2000) Photoconductivity of Si-Doped GaN: Evidence For Two Distinct Donors. Wellington, New Zealand: Second New Economy Research Fund Workshop on Nanoengineered Materials.
  • Schulze M. and Brown SA. (2000) From wafer to mounted sample, the role of electron beam lithography. Wellington, New Zealand: Second New Economy Research Fund Workshop on Nanoengineered Materials.
  • Brown SA., Reeves RJ., Cheung R., Ben-Yaacov I., Withanage S., Schauler M. and Kamp M. (1999) Optical Study Of Dry Etched III-Nitride Semiconductors. New South Wales, Australia: 23rd Australian and New Zealand Institute of Physics Condensed Matter Physics Conference.
  • Brown SA., Young JF., Brum JA., Hawrylak P., Wasilewski Z. and Coleridge P. (1998) Many-Body Effects In The Optical Spectra Of Semiconductor Quantum Wells. Christchurch, New Zealand: Australasian Conference on Lasers and Spectroscopy (ACOLS 1998).
  • Ruck BJ., Abele JC., Trodahl HJ., Brown SA. and Lynam P. (1997) Vortex Dynamics and Instabilities in Layered and Homogeneous Ta/Ge Superconductors. Auckland: 21st Australian and New Zealand Institute of Physics Condensed Matter Physics Conference.
  • Brown SA., Young JF., Brum JA., Hawrylak P. and Wasilewski Z. (1996) Interband Absorption in the Presence of a 2D Electron Gas: Fermi Edge Singularities and the Role of Negatively Charged Excitons. New South Wales, Australia: 20th Australian and New Zealand Institute of Physics Condensed Matter Physics Conference.
  • Brown SA., Young JF., Hawrylak P. and Wasilewski Z. (1995) Evolution of the Fermi Edge Simgularity with the Density of a 2D Electron System. Quebec City, Canada: Congress of the Canadian Association of Physicists.
  • Macks LD., Brown SA., Starrett RP., Clark RG., Deshpande MR., Reed MA., Fernando CJL. and Frensley WR. (1994) High Magnetic Field Resonant Tunneling in Double Quantum Well, Triple Barrier Resonant Tunneling Diodes. Brisbane, Australia: BrisPhys '94, the 6th Asia Pacific Physics Conference and 11th Australian Institute of Physics Congress.
  • Davies AG., Brown SA., Dunford RB., Voss H., Clark RG., Lindsay AC., Simmonds PE., Harris JJ. and Foxon CT. (1993) Time Resolved Photoluminescence Studies of a Two-Dimensional Electron System in the Extreme Quantum Limit. New South Wales, Australia: 17th Australian Institute of Physics Condensed Matter Physics Conference.
  • Davies AG., Brown SA., Lindsay AC., Dunford AB., Clark RG., Simmonds PE., Voss HH., Harris JJ. and Foxon CT. (1993) Time Resolved Magneto-Photoluminescence Studies of the Integer QHE, Fractional QHE and Magnetically-Induced Wigner Solid. Leeds, UK: Institute of Physics Condensed Matter and Materials Physics Conference.
  • Dunford RB., Brown SA., Davies AG., Goldys EM., Newbury R., Clark RG., Simmonds PE., Harris JJ. and Foxon CT. (1993) Magneto-Photoluminescence Studies of the Integer QHE, Fractional QHE and Magnetically-Induced Wigner Solid. New South Wales, Australia: 17th Australian Institute of Physics Condensed Matter Physics Conference.
  • Mellor CJ., Taylor RP., Clark RG., Davies AG., Brown SA., Mitchell EE., Harris JJ. and Foxon CT. (1993) A Patterned Gate Architecture to Study High Quality AlGaAs/GaAs Systems in the Extreme Quantum Limit. Leeds, UK: Institute of Physics Condensed Matter and Materials Physics Conference.
Theses / Dissertations
  • Brown SA. (1990) Itinerant Magnetism in Manganese Silicide. Cambridge, UK. Sidney Sussex College, University of Cambridge.