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Bruce D. Gaulin Condensed matter physicist

Bruce Gaulin specializes in experimental condensed matter physics. His work centres on neutron and x-ray scattering studies of new magnetic and superconducting materials. Gaulin’s neutron scattering efforts have focused on new time-of-flight neutron scattering infrastructure, and the first optical floating zone image furnace laboratory in Canada for the production of large high-quality single crystals of superconducting and magnetic oxides.

Gaulin’s research lab has produced very high-quality single crystals of a range of interesting quantum materials, including new geometrically-frustrated magnets; new quantum, singlet ground state magnets; and related high temperature superconductors. Much of his recent work has been directed to understanding novel spin liquids, spin ice, and spin glass states in new magnets at low temperatures.


Canadian Association of Physicists Brockhouse Medal, 2011.

Named as a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada, 2010.

Relevant Publications

K.C. Rule et al, "Polarized inelastic neutron scattering of the partially ordered Tb2Sn2O7," Phys. Rev. B., vol. 76, pp. 212405, Dec. 2007.



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McMaster UniversityDepartment of Physics and Astronomy


PhD (Physics) McMaster University

BSc (Physics) McGill University



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