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Associate Professor

Adam Micolich

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Department: 

Subjects Taught: 

Teaching: 

Past Teaching
  • PHYS2110 Quantum Physics and Laboratory 2014/2015
  • PHYS3080 Solid State Physics 2009
  • PHYS2040 Quantum Physics 2007-2009
  • PHYS2060 Thermal Physics 2006-2008
  • PHYS3040,3070, 3110, 3120 Experimental Physics A1,A2,B1,B2, 2008 & 2012
  • NANO3003 Nanotechnology 3 2005-2008

Research Group(s): 

Education: 

  • BSc (Hons) Physics, UNSW 1997.
  • PhD in Physics, UNSW 2001.

Research Interests: 

  • Novel electronic devices based on self-assembled semiconductor nanowires
  • Nanoelectronic devices as a tool for studies in molecular biology
  • Electronic properties of materials at the edge of inorganic and organic electronics

Honours, Awards and Memberships: 

Honours & Awards

Memberships

Selected Publications: 


Recent Publications

  • Hybrid nanowire ion-to-electron transducers for integrated bioelectronic circuitry, D.J. Carrad, A.B. Mostert, A.R. Ullah, A.M. Burke, H.J. Joyce, H.H. Tan, C. Jagadish, P. Krogstrup, J. Nygard, P. Meredith and A.P. Micolich, Nano Letters 17, 827 (2017) (pdf)
  • Towards low-dimensional hole systems in Be-doped GaAs nanowires, A.R. Ullah, J.G. Gluschke, P. Krogstrup, C.B. Sorensen, J. Nygard and A.P. Micolich, Nanotechnology 28, 134005 (2017) (pdf)
  • A conducting polymer with enhanced electronic stability applied in cardiac models, D. Mawad, C. Mansfield, A. Lauto, F. Perbellini, G.W. Nelson, J. Tonkin, S.O. Bello, D.J. Carrad, A.P. Micolich, M.M. Mahat, J. Furman, D. Payne, A.R. Lyon, J.J. Gooding, S.E. Harding, C.M. Terracciano and M.M. Stevens, Science Advances 2, e1601007 (2016) (pdf)
  • InAs nanowire transistors with multiple, independent wrap-gate segments, A.M. Burke, D.J. Carrad, J.G. Gluschke, K. Storm, S. Fahlvik Svensson, H. Linke, L. Samuelson and A.P. Micolich, Nano Letters 15, 2836 (2015) (pdf)

​This paper was highlighted in a news article on nanotechweb.org

  • Using polymer electrolyte gates to set-and-freeze threshold voltage and local potential in nanowire-based devices and thermoelectrics, S. Fahlvik Svensson, A.M. Burke, D.J. Carrad, M. Leijnse, H. Linke and A.P. Micolich, Advanced Functional Materials 25, 255 (2015) (pdf)
     
  • Is thermal annealing a viable alternative for crystallisation in triethylsilylethynyl anthradithiophene organic transistors?, K. Muhieddine, R.W. Lyttleton, J. Badcock, M.A. Loth, J.A. Stride, J.E. Anthony and A.P. Micolich, Journal of Organic Semiconductors 2, 7 (2014) (pdf)
     
  • Determining the stability and activation energy of Si acceptors in AlGaAs using quantum interference in an open hole quantum dot, D.J. Carrad, A.M. Burke, O. Klochan, A.M. See, A.R. Hamilton, A. Rai, D. Reuter, A.D. Wieck and A.P. Micolich, Physical Review B 89, 155313 (2014) (pdf)
     
  • Electron-beam patterning of polymer electrolyte films to make multiple nanoscale gates for nanowire transistors, D.J. Carrad, A.M. Burke, R.W. Lyttleton, H.J. Joyce, H.H. Tan, C. Jagadish, K. Storm, H. Linke, L. Samuelson and A.P. Micolich, Nano Letters 14, 94 (2014). (pdf)

    This paper was highlighted in a news article in Materials Today.
     
  • Quantum Point Contacts: Double or Nothing?, A.P. Micolich, Nature Physics 9, 530 (2013). (pdf)

    This was an invited News and Views article about two Nature papers on the 0.7 anomaly in QPCs by Bauer et al. and Iqbal et al.

     
  • Electronic Comparison of InAs wurtzite and zincblende phases using nanowire transistors, A.R. Ullah, H.J. Joyce, A.M. Burke, J. Wong-Leung, H.H. Tan, C. Jagadish and A.P. Micolich, Physica Status Solidi - Rapid Research Letters 7, 911 (2013). (pdf)
     
  • Origin of gate hysteresis in p-type Si-doped AlGaAs/GaAs heterostructures, A.M. Burke, D.E.J. Waddington, D.J. Carrad, R.W. Lyttleton, H.H. Tan, P.J. Reece, O. Klochan, A.R. Hamilton, A. Rai, D. Reuter, A.D. Wieck and A.P. Micolich, Physical Review B 86, 165309 (2012). (pdf)

    This paper was one of seven articles highlighted as an 'Editor's Suggestion' in this issue of Physical Review B.
     
  • Extreme sensitivity of the spin-splitting and 0.7 anomaly to confining potential in one-dimensional nanoelectronic devices, A.M. Burke, O. Klochan, I. Farrer, D.A. Ritchie, A.R. Hamilton and A.P. MicolichNano Letters 12, 4495 (2012). (pdf)
     
  • Impact of Small-angle Scattering on Ballistic Transport in Quantum Dots, A.M. See, I. Pilgrim, B.C. Scannell, R.D. Montgomery, O. Klochan, A.M. Burke, M. Aagesen, P.E. Lindelof, I. Farrer, D.A. Ritchie, R.P. Taylor, A.R. Hamilton and A.P. Micolich, Physical Review Letters 108, 196807 (2012). (pdf)

    This paper was highlighted by news articles in Science DailyPhysOrg and Science Alert, and a podcast interview with Materials Today.
     
  • Realizing lateral wrap-gated nanowire FETs: Controlling gate length with chemistry rather than lithography, K. Storm, G. Nylund, L. Samuelson and A.P. Micolich, Nano Letters 12, 1 (2012). (pdf)

    This paper was highlighted in News Articles in Materials TodayPhysOrg, and ZeitNews.

    This paper is the cover article for the Jan. 2012 edition of Nano Letters.

     
  • What lurks below the last plateau: Experimental studies of the 0.7 x 2e2/h conductance anomaly in one-dimensional systems, A.P. Micolich, Journal of Physics: Condensed Matter 23, 443201 (2011). (pdf)

    This is a 73 page review covering the 15 year history of work on the 0.7 anomaly in quantum point contacts.
  • A tunable metal-organic resistance thermometer, A.P. Stephenson, A.P. Micolich, K.H. Lee, P. Meredith and B.J. Powell, ChemPhysChem 12, 116 (2011) (pdf)

    This article was highlighted in News Articles in Materials TodayWiredTCE TodayPhysOrg, and ChemistryViews.

    This article made ChemPhysChem's 25 most downloaded papers list for 2011.

     
  • The Latent Potential of YouTube - Will it become the 21st Century Lecturer's Film Archive, A.P. Micolich, CAL-laborate October 2008 Issue (pdf)
     
  • Impact of long- and short-range disorder on the metallic behaviour of two-dimensional systems, W.R. Clarke, C.E. Yasin, A.R. Hamilton, A.P. Micolich, M.Y. Simmons, K. Muraki, Y. Hirayama, M. Pepper and D.A. Ritchie, Nature Physics 4, 55 (2007) (pdf)
     
  • Reply to Jones-Smith and Mathur, R.P. Taylor, A.P. Micolich and D. Jonas, Nature 444, E10 (2006) (pdf)
     
  • Zeeman spin-splitting anisotropy in ballistic hole quantum wires, R. Danneau, O. Klochan, W.R. Clarke, L.-H. Ho, A.P. Micolich, A.R. Hamilton, M.Y. Simmons, M. Pepper, D.A. Ritchie and U. Zülicke, Physical Review Letters 97, 026403 (2006) (pdf)

Career Top 5 Papers

  • Hybrid nanowire ion-to-electron transducers for integrated bioelectronic circuitry, D.J. Carrad, A.B. Mostert, A.R. Ullah, A.M. Burke, H.J. Joyce, H.H. Tan, C. Jagadish, P. Krogstrup, J. Nygard, P. Meredith and A.P. Micolich, Nano Letters 17, 827 (2017) (pdf)
  • Realizing lateral wrap-gated nanowire FETs: Ccontrolling gate length with chemistry rather than lithography, K. Storm, G. Nylund, L. Samuelson and A.P. Micolich, Nano Letters 12, 1 (2012) (pdf)
     
  • Zeeman spin-splitting anisotropy in ballistic hole quantum wires, R. Danneau, O. Klochan, W.R. Clarke, L.-H. Ho, A.P. Micolich, A.R. Hamilton, M.Y. Simmons, M. Pepper, D.A. Ritchie and U. Zülicke, Physical Review Letters 97, 026403 (2006) (pdf)
     
  • The Evolution of Fractal Patterns during a Classical-Quantum Transition, A.P. Micolich, R.P. Taylor, A.G. Davies, J.P. Bird, R. Newbury, T.M. Fromhold, A. Ehlert, H. Linke, L.D. Macks, W.R. Tribe, E.H. Linfield, D.A. Ritchie, J. Cooper, Y. Aoyagi and P.B. Wilkinson, Physical Review Letters 87, 036802 (2001) (pdf)
     
  • Fractal Analysis of Pollock's Drip Paintings, R.P. Taylor, A.P. Micolich and D. Jonas, Nature 399, 422 (1999) (pdf)

Media about my work

  • Laid-back approach streamlines gate production, Nanotechweb.org 27/4/2015 - (link)
  • Taking Polymer Electrolytes down to the Nanoscale, Materials Today Feb 2014 - (link)
  • Q & A Interview in Materials Today Jul/Aug 2012 - (link)
  • Quantum Dots podcast interview with Stewart Bland, Materials Today 2/7/12 - (link)
  • Cagey Nanowires - That's a Wrap by Laurie Donaldson, Materials Today 28/3/11 - (link)
  • Ion-blasted plastic films conduct electricity by Helen Tunnicliffe, IChemE's TCE-Today 25/2/11 - (link)
  • Plastic Conductors - Expect the Unexpected by Laurie Donaldson, Materials Today 14/2/11 (Feb 11 print edition) - (link)
  • Tunable Plastic Thermometers in ChemistryViews Magazine 14/12/10 - (link)
  • How I learned to stop worrying and love YouTube by Adam Micolich, University World News 30/11/08 - (link)
  • Video link to creative lectures by Adam Micolich, The Australian - Higher Education Supplement 22/10/08 - (link)
  • ND game by Adam Micolich, New Scientist - Last Word 22/10/08 - (link)
  • In the Hands of a Master by Alison Abbott, Nature - News Feature 9/2/06 - (link)
  • Quantum Point Contacts - Pinning down the last spin by Klaus Ensslin, Nature Physics - News and Views 9/06 - (link)