UC San Diego Materials Science and Engineering


M. Brian  Maple

M. Brian Maple




Phone: 858-534-3968

Experimental research in two areas, low-temperature solid-state physics and surface physics, is carried out in our group.

The focus of our research in low temperature solid state physics is on novel transition metal, rare earth and actinide compounds which have unusual physical properties that can be traced to partially filled d-and f- electron shells of these elements. Most of the materials are prepared in our laboratory at UCSD where their transport, thermal, and magnetic properties are investigated at temperatures as low as 10 mk, at high pressures up to 160 kbar, and in magnetic fields as high as 10 tesla.