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Licentiate Degree, PhD (Porto), ‘Auditeur’ (École Polytechnique, France)
Research Group: Condensed Matter Physics
Summary of Expertise:
Our research group investigates a broad range of topics in theoretical condensed matter physics from spintronics to quantum criticality; currently, our focus is on Dirac materials displaying strong spin-orbital effects.
Our interests lie mostly in the fundamental aspects that distinguish Dirac fermions from conventional charge carriers. We aim to uncover the microscopic mechanisms underlying relativistic spin-orbit transport phenomena in Dirac systems, endowed with real spin and pseudo-sin spin degrees of freedom. To this end, we develop self-consistent diagrammatic techniques and a unique real-space Green’s function methodology scalable up to billions of atoms for the first time (Ferreira & Mucciolo, Phys. Rev. Lett. 115, 106601, 2015).
We collaborate with laboratories based in the UK and abroad in the modelling and designing of experiments. The Royal Society in London, and the EPSRC fund our research activities.
Department of Physics
University of York
Tel: +44 (0)1904 322224
Fax: +44 (0)1904 322214