van Riessen - Experimental condensed matter and materials physics, and coherent X-ray imaging development

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Grant van RiessenDr Grant van Riessen

Lecturer, College of Science, Health and Engineering

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Research overview

Our work focuses on the development of novel methods of probing condensed matter and material properties using coherent X-ray imaging methods, electron spectroscopy, and nanofabricated devices.

A key part of this work is concerned with optimising soft X-ray coherent diffractive imaging and related methods for in situ and in operando study of magnetic and functional materials. This work is supported by a dedicated soft X-ray imaging beamline that our group operates at the Australian Synchrotron, together with close collaboration with researchers at international synchrotron radiation facilities.

We make use of modern methods of numerical simulation and nanofabrication techniques to create advanced X-ray optics and nanostructured materials. We also develop synchrotron instrumentation and high-performance computing methods for reconstructing quantitative images from very large datasets.

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