Prof. Andrew Huxley
Chair of Physics: Quantum Ordering at Extreme Conditions
- Research Theme:
- Condensed Matter and Photonics
- Research Group:
- Hard Condensed Matter
- Email address:
- Telephone number:
- +44 (0)131 651 7053
- School of Physics and Astronomy, James Clerk Maxwell Building, Peter Guthrie Tait Road, Edinburgh, EH9 3FD, United Kingdom
Prof Huxley's research is into quantum states formed from strongly correlated electrons.
Such states include superconductivity, different forms of magnetism, modulated or reduced symmetry electronic structures and topological states.
This research includes synthesis of high purity crystals, and the development and use of low-temperature laboratory based apparatus and central facility experiments to elucidate how such states may be brought about and to guide the discovery of new materials and potentially new types of state.
Huxley is best known for his work on non-conventional superconductivty and in particular the formation of superconductivity in ferromagnets. He was awarded a Royal Society Wolfson Merit award in 2006. He was a research scientist at CEA-Grenoble France from 1994-2006 and was appointed to the Chair of Physics at Edinburgh in 2006.
- Course organiser: Junior Honours Thermodynamics : 2007-2012
- Course organiser: Senior Honours Condensed Matter Physics : 2012-current
- Course organiser: CM-DTC graduate course in superconductivity : 2009-current
- Joint course organiser: CM-DTC graduate course in magnetism : 2012-current
- contributor: CM-DTC graduate course in probes of condensed matter : 2009-current
- Inelastic x-ray investigation of the ferroelectric transition in SnTe DOI, Physical Review B: Condensed Matter and Materials Physics, 95, 14 (2017)
- Piston cylinder cell for high pressure ultrasonic pulse echo measurements DOI, Review of Scientific Instruments, 87, 8 (2016)
- Pressure-Temperature Phase Diagram of Ionic Liquid Dielectric DEME-TFSI DOI, 75, p. 252-258 (2015)
- A laboratory-based Laue X-ray diffraction system for enhanced imaging range and surface grain mapping DOI, Journal of Applied Crystallography, 48, p. 1342-1345 (2015)
- Modulated magnetism in PrPtAl DOI, Nature Physics, 11, 4 , p. 321-327 (2015)
- Ferromagnetic superconductors DOI, PHYSICA C-SUPERCONDUCTIVITY AND ITS APPLICATIONS, 514, p. 368-377 (2015)
- Magnetic excitations in the ferromagnetic superconductor UGe2 under pressure. DOI, : Journal of Physics Conference Series (2014)
- New pressure cell for ultrasonic measurements, Bulletin of the American Physical Society, 58, 7 (2013)
- High-field superconductivity at an electronic topological transition in URhGe DOI, Nature Physics, 7, 11 , p. 890-894 (2011)
- Anisotropic Critical Magnetic Fluctuations in the Ferromagnetic Superconductor UCoGe DOI, Physical Review Letters, 107, 18 (2011)