Simon Brown

ProfessorSimon Brown

Beatrice Tinsley 417
Internal Phone: 94255


Research Interests

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 - we are focused on neuromorphic computing ("a computer chip that thinks like the brain"). We also have a the only scanning tunneling microscope in NZ. This allows us to study novel nanostructures with atomic scale precision - we focus on topological instlators and related materials.

Recent Publications

  • Le Ster M., Märkl T. and Brown SA. (2020) Moiré patterns: A simple analytical model. 2D Materials 7(1)
  • Shirai S., Acharya SK., Bose SK., Mallinson JB., Galli E., Pike MD., Arnold MD. and Brown SA. (2020) Long-range temporal correlations in scale-free neuromorphic networks. Network Neuroscience : 1-16.
  • Berg AI., Brivio S., Brown S., Burr G., Deswal S., Deuermeier J., Gale E., Hwang H., Ielmini D. and Indiveri G. (2019) Synaptic and neuromorphic functions: general discussion.. Faraday Discuss 213(0): 553-578.
  • Bose SK., Shirai S., Mallinson JB. and Brown SA. (2019) Synaptic dynamics in complex self-assembled nanoparticle networks. Faraday Discussions 213: 471-485.
  • Le Ster M., Maerkl T., Kowalczyk PJ. and Brown SA. (2019) Moiré patterns in van der Waals heterostructures. Physical Review B 99(7)

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