Dr. Jamie Cole

Position:
Senior Lecturer
Research Theme:
Condensed Matter and Photonics
Institution:
Edinburgh
Email address:
r.j.cole@ed.ac.uk
Telephone number:
+44 (0)131 650 5999
Address:
School of Physics and Astronomy, James Clerk Maxwell Building, Peter Guthrie Tait Road, Edinburgh, EH9 3FD, United Kingdom

Research interests

Nanoscale Characeterization of Surfaces Using Optical Reflection Spectroscopy

Exploitation of specific experimental geometry, sample symmetry and suitably polarized light allows atomic scale surface modification to be studied with reflection spectroscopy using visible light. This approach allows detailed characterization (with simple, inexpensive and robust instrumentation) in hostile environments where in situ and real time study is extremely difficult (and often impossible) with conventional surface science instrumentation.

Recent work has demonstrated optical detection of atomic defects created by thermal excitation, molecular adsorption and radiation damage. We have also devised a new method of detection and study of chiral surface modification.

Teaching

Academic Misconduct Officer for the School of Physics and Astronomy

Course Organiser for Physics Skills BSc, Physics Skills MPhys4, Physics Skills MPhys5

Lecturer for Dynamics component of 2nd year Classical and Modern Physics course

Lecturer for Optics component of 3rd year Electromagnetism course

Junior Honours year co-ordinator

Personal Tutor

Research outputs

  1. Probing atomic environments in alloys by electron spectroscopy DOI
    T. L. Underwood, G. J. Ackland and R. J. Cole, Physical Review B: Condensed Matter and Materials Physics, 90, 1 (2014)
  2. Lattice charge models and core level shifts in disordered alloys DOI
    T L Underwood and R J Cole, Journal of Physics: Condensed Matter, 25, 43 , p. 435502 (2013)
  3. Effects of steps and ordered defects on Cu(110) surface states DOI
    D. S. Martin and R. J. Cole, Physical Review B: Condensed Matter and Materials Physics, 87, 24 (2013)
  4. Validating molecular dynamics with direct imaging of radiation damage debris DOI
    P. D. Lane, G. J. Galloway, R. J. Cole, M. Caffio, R. Schaub and G. J. Ackland, Physical Review B: Condensed Matter and Materials Physics, 85, 9 (2012)
  5. Estimating the range of influence of point defects on Cu (110) surface states DOI
    G. E. Isted, P. D. Lane, R. J. Cole, M. Caffio and R. Schaub, Physical Review B: Condensed Matter and Materials Physics, 83, 15 (2011)
  6. Optical signatures of thiolate/Cu(110) and S/Cu(110) surface structures DOI
    D. S. Martin, P. D. Lane, G. E. Isted, R. J. Cole and N. P. Blanchard, Physical Review B: Condensed Matter and Materials Physics, 82, 7 (2010)
  7. Effect of surface defects and adsorbates on the optical anisotropy of Cu(110) DOI
    P. D. Lane, G. E. Isted and R. J. Cole, Physical Review B: Condensed Matter and Materials Physics, 82, 7 (2010)
  8. Core level broadening at the surfaces of disordered systems DOI
    T. L. Underwood and R. J. Cole, Journal of electron spectroscopy and related phenomena, 181, 2-3 , p. 220-224 (2010)
  9. Molecular orientation studied by reflection anisotropy spectroscopy DOI
    P. D. Lane, G. E. Isted and R. J. Cole, physica status solidi (b), 247, 8 , p. 1969-1973 (2010)
  10. Simulating the temperature dependence of surface state contributions to reflection anisotropy spectral features DOI
    G. E. Isted, P. D. Lane and R. J. Cole, physica status solidi (b), 247, 8 , p. 1965-1968 (2010)
Last updated: 19 Feb 2018 at 21:11