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David Broun

David Broun uses a variety of high frequency techniques to study the dynamical and thermodynamic behaviour of electrons in materials such as cuprate high temperature superconductors, heavy fermion systems, and a wide range of other novel metals, superconductors and insulators. Current research interests include: microwave spectroscopy of unconventional superconductors; field-tuned quantum criticality; 3D topological insulators; new techniques for probing spontaneous time-reversal symmetry breaking; electromagnetic properties near quantum critical points; and the use of vortex dynamics as probe of quasiparticles in unconventional superconductors.

Relevant Publications

R. Liang et al, "Lower Critical Field and Superfluid Density of Highly Underdoped YBa2Cu3O6+x Single Crystals," Phys. Rev. Lett. vol. 94, pp. 117001, Mar. 2005.



Fellow Quantum Materials


Simon Fraser UniversityDepartment of Physics


BSc University of Western Australia

PhD Cambridge University



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