Dr Marlene Read
Current Research Activities
We are studying spin-polarized metallic quantum well systems, both self-assembled and artificially manufactured. Such systems have the potential to be used as room temperature quantum electronic devices. The complete understanding of surface phenomena at the atomic level requires a detailed knowledge of the energy states of the electrons in the potential at the surface or interface. We have developed a technique to calculate the band structure of surface electron states and resonances including those localised at interface regions. These results can be compared with experimental spin-dependent measurements such as inverse and direct photoemission spectroscopies and other surface sensitive techniques.