X-Ray Scattering Group

Stuart Wilkins

Mark P.M. Dean


X-Ray Group

ph: (631) 344-7847



Mark Dean received his MSci Physics degree from the University of Nottingham, UK in 2006 and his PhD from the University of Cambridge, UK in 2010. He then came to Brookhaven as a post-doc working as part of the Center for Emergent Superconductivity.In 2012 he was promoted to be an Assistant Physicist and in 2014 he was given a Department of Energy Early Career Award.

Mark studies strongly correlated materials using resonant inelastic x-ray scattering (RIXS) in the soft x-ray range. This technique has recently emerged as a powerful way to measure magnetic and electronic excitations in single crystals and thin films . A major theme of his current research is measuring the magnetic excitations in the high temperature cuprate superconductors in order to determine how the magnetic excitations evolve with chemical doping and dimensionality.

A popular description of this experimental technique is available here.

Key Publications

M. P. M. Dean et al., Nature Materials 15, 601-605 (2016). Featured in News and Views.

M. P. M. Dean, Journal of Magnetism and Magnetic Materials 15, 3-13 (2015) (Review article)

M. P. M. Dean et al., Nature Materials 12, 10191023 (2013)

M. P. M. Dean et al., Phys. Rev. Lett. 110, 147001 (2013)

M. P. M. Dean et al., Nature Materials 11, 850 (2012)

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