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Professor Manus Hayne SFHEA

Professor

Manus Hayne

Physics Building

LA1 4YB

Lancaster

Tel: +44 1524 593279

Research overview

My research interests are in the physics and applications of low-dimensional semiconductor nanostructures (quantum wells, wires and dots). I collaborate with many UK and European universities, research institutes and companies.

PhD supervision

A range of cutting-edge research projects are available for studies leading to the award of a PhD. Please contact me for further details

Profile

My research interests are in the physics and applications of low-dimensional semiconductor nanostructures (quantum wells, wires and dots), including their study in very high magnetic fields. I collaborate with many UK and European universities, research institutes and companies.

Research Interests

Current research includes the study of quantum dots in different materials systems, with a particular emphasis on 'type-II' GaSb quantum dots and quantum rings embedded in GaAs. These structures confine positive charge (holes) in a very deep potential, but do not confine electrons. This makes them very different from conventional 'type-I' quantum dots that confine both electrons and holes. Besides their unusual physical properties, GaSb quantum dots also have applications in a wide range of areas including solar cells, single-photon LEDs and lasers.

We are also pioneering the development of fast, low-voltage non-volatile memories based on III-V hetereostructures, as a potential candidate 'universal memory' that could be used either as active memory or for data storage.

Other work includes transport properties of two-dimensional electrons in GaSb/AlGaSb heterojunctions and confinement properties of 'conventional' InAs/GaAs quantum dots.

Career Details

I studied at the University of Southampton and did a PhD and a postdoc at the University of Exeter, before moving to the European mainland. There I briefly worked in Paris, and then at the KU Leuven, Belgium for nearly 10 years, where I investigated semiconductor nanostructures in very high magnetic fields (up to 50 T). I returned to the UK to join the Physics Department in Lancaster in June 2006.

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