Research and Teaching Interests
Dr. Jacob Burgess joined the Department of Physics and Astronomy in 2017 as an Assistant Professor. He leads the Ultrafast Microscopy and Magnetism Research Group in studies on spin and carrier dynamics in magnetic thin films, nanomagetic elements, and correlated electron systems using time-resolved scanning tunnelling microscopy in concert with optical measurements including magneto-optical magnetometry and THz spectroscopy.
Ultrafast Microscopy and Magnetodynamics
Dynamics of a charge density wave state niobium diselenide measured on a single atomic site. The blue curve is measured several nanometers from an atomic defect, while the red curve is measured near the atomic defect. The defect supresses oscillitory dynamics, by pinning the charge density wave. This measurement was made with collaborators in the group of Sebastian Loth at the University of Stuttgart.