Simon Brown

ProfessorSimon Brown

West 610.3
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

  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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
  • Houben K., Couet S., Trekels M., Menéndez E., Peissker T., Seo JW., Hu MY., Zhao JY., Alp EE. and Roelants S. (2017) Lattice dynamics in Sn nanoislands and cluster-assembled films. Physical Review B 95(15)
  • Kowalczyk PJ., Mahapatra O., Le Ster M., Brown SA., Bian G., Wang X. and Chiang TC. (2017) Single atomic layer allotrope of bismuth with rectangular symmetry. Physical Review B 96 205434: 6.

Learn more about our Nanotechnology Research Group