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Name Professor Stephen Dugdale
Job title Professor of Physics
Department School of Physics University of Bristol
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Qualifications BSc, PhD(Bristol)
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Keywords positron annihilation
momentum density
Fermi surface
Areas of expertise It is the electrons in materials which govern many interesting and useful properties, from how metals conduct electricity and heat to more exotic phenomena such as magnetism and superconductivity. I study the behaviour of electrons in materials by annihilating them with positrons (which are the antimatter partners of electrons) and measuring the radiation that is produced. It is then possible to compare experimental reality with the predictions of quantum mechanics.