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Professor

Adam Micolich

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Teaching: 

Past Teaching
  • PHYS1131/1231 Physics 1B/Higher Physics 1B (2015-2018)
  • NANO2002 Nanotechnology 2 (2015-2018)
  • 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): 

Role(s): 

Teaching Director

Education: 

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

Research Interests: 

  • Nanoscale devices capable of simultaneous biological microscopy
  • Novel materials for electronics with mixed ionic/electronic conductivity
  • Devices base on self-assembled III-V semiconductor nanostructures
For more details, see our research group website: http://newt.phys.unsw.edu.au/nanoelectronics/
 
We are currently recruiting Ph.D. students, details here.
 
We are always looking for honours students, details here.

Honours, Awards and Memberships: 

Honours & Awards

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Selected Publications: 


Recent Publications

  • Regaining a spatial dimension: Mechanically-transferrable 2D InAs nanofins grown by selective area epitaxy, J. Seidl, J.G. Gluschke, X. Yuan, S. Naureen, N. Shahid, H.H. Tan, C. Jagadish, A.P. Micolich and P. Caroff, Nano Letters 19, 4666 (2019) (pdf)

       This paper was highlighted in a news article on Materials Today

  • Nanopore blockade sensors for ultrasensitive detection of proteins in complex biological samples, K. Chuah, Y. Wu, S.R.C. Vivekchand, K. Gaus, P.J. Reece, A.P. Micolich and J.J. Gooding, Nature Communications 10, 2109 (2019) (pdf)
  • p-GaAs nanowire metal-semiconductor field-effect transistors with near-thermal limit gating, A.R. Ullah, F. Meyer, J.G. Gluschke, S. Naureen, P. Caroff, P. Krogstrup, J. Nygard and A.P. Micolich, Nano Letters 18, 5673 (2018) (pdf)
  • Using ultrathin parylene films as an organic gate insulator in nanowire field-effect transistors, J.G. Gluschke, J. Seidl, R.W. Lyttleton, D.J. Carrad, J.W. Cochrane, S. Lehmann, L. Samuelson and A.P. Micolich, Nano Letters 18, 4431 (2018) (pdf)

​        This paper was highlighted in a news article on Materials Today

  • 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)
  • 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)
  • 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.

     
  • 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.
  • 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)

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

  • Nanowire advance into two dimensions, Materials Today 29/7/2019 - (link)
  • Ultra-thin parylene devices used as a gate insultor in nanoscale devices, Materials Today 23/7/2018 - (link)
  • 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, Materials Today 28/3/11 - (link)
  • Ion-blasted plastic films conduct electricity, IChemE's TCE-Today 25/2/11 - (link)
  • Plastic Conductors - Expect the Unexpected, 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, Nature - News Feature 9/2/06 - (link)
  • Quantum Point Contacts - Pinning down the last spin, Nature Physics - News and Views 9/06 - (link)