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

Research interests

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

Research outputs

  1. Inelastic x-ray investigation of the ferroelectric transition in SnTe DOI
    Christopher D. O'Neill, Dmitry A. Sokolov, Andreas Hermann, Alexei Bossak, Christopher Stock and Andrew D. Huxley, Physical Review B: Condensed Matter and Materials Physics, 95, 14 (2017)
  2. Piston cylinder cell for high pressure ultrasonic pulse echo measurements DOI
    M. W. Kepa, C. J. Ridley, K. V. Kamenev and A. D. Huxley, Review of Scientific Instruments, 87, 8 (2016)
  3. Pressure-Temperature Phase Diagram of Ionic Liquid Dielectric DEME-TFSI DOI
    Duncan M. McCann, Martin Misek, Konstantin V. Kamenev and Andrew D. Huxley, 75, p. 252-258 (2015)
  4. A laboratory-based Laue X-ray diffraction system for enhanced imaging range and surface grain mapping DOI
    William Whitley, Chris Stock and Andrew D. Huxley, Journal of Applied Crystallography, 48, p. 1342-1345 (2015)
  5. Modulated magnetism in PrPtAl DOI
    Gino Abdul-Jabbar, Dmitry A. Sokolov, Christopher O'Neill, Christopher Stock, Didier Wermeille, Franz Demmel, Frank Krueger, Andrew G. Green, Florence Levy-Bertrand, Beatrice Grenier et al., Nature Physics, 11, 4 , p. 321-327 (2015)
  6. Ferromagnetic superconductors DOI
    Andrew D. Huxley, PHYSICA C-SUPERCONDUCTIVITY AND ITS APPLICATIONS, 514, p. 368-377 (2015)
  7. Magnetic excitations in the ferromagnetic superconductor UGe2 under pressure. DOI
    Michal Kepa, D. A. Sokolov, M. Boehm and A. D. Huxley, : Journal of Physics Conference Series (2014)
  8. New pressure cell for ultrasonic measurements
    Michal Kepa, Andrew Huxley and Konstantin Kamenev, Bulletin of the American Physical Society, 58, 7 (2013)
  9. High-field superconductivity at an electronic topological transition in URhGe DOI
    Edward Yelland, J. M. Barraclough, W. Wang, K. V. Kamenev and Andrew Huxley, Nature Physics, 7, 11 , p. 890-894 (2011)
  10. Anisotropic Critical Magnetic Fluctuations in the Ferromagnetic Superconductor UCoGe DOI
    C Stock, D Sokolov, P Bourges, P Tobash, K Gofryk, F Ronning, E Bauer, K Rule and A Huxley, Physical Review Letters, 107, 18 (2011)
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