Simon Brown

ProfessorSimon Brown

West 610.3
Internal Phone: 94255

Qualifications

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

  • 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 http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/c8fd90065e.
  • Bose SK., Shirai S., Mallinson JB. and Brown SA. (2018) Synaptic dynamics in complex self-assembled nanoparticle networks.. Faraday Discuss http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/c8fd00109j.
  • Bian G., Wang X., Kowalczyk PJ., Maerkl T., Brown SA. and Chiang TC. (2017) Survey of electronic structure of Bi and Sb thin films by first-principles calculations and photoemission measurements. Journal of Physics and Chemistry of Solids http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jpcs.2017.07.027.
  • Bose SK., Mallinson JB., Gazoni RA. and Brown SA. (2017) Stable Self-Assembled Atomic-Switch Networks for Neuromorphic Applications. IEEE Transactions on Electron Devices 64(12): 5194-5201. http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/TED.2017.2766063.
  • Fostner S., Nande A., Smith A., Martinez Gazoni R., Grigg J., Temst K., Van Bael MJ. and Brown SA. (2017) Percolating transport in superconducting nanoparticle films. Journal of Applied Physics 122(22) 223905 http://dx.doi.org/10.1063/1.5006694.

Learn more about our Nanotechnology Research Group