Timur Kim

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Timur Kim is Beamline scientist on I05. Timur graduated Physics Department of Novosibirsk State University, Russia in 1997. Received his PhD from the Dresden University of Technology in 2004, working on ARPES studies of the inter-plane interaction role in the electronic structure of high Tc cuprates. After Dresden he worked as post-doc at synchrotrons at the University of Aarhus, Denmark and Paul Scherrer Institute, Switzerland. Prior to joining Diamond he was working in Germany at BESSY synchrotron where he was involved in installation and commissioning of “1-cubed ARPES” end station.

Email: timur.kim@diamond.ac.uk
Tel: +44 (0) 1235 778278

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  • superconductivity

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Current Research Interests

My current research area involves Angle-Resolved PhotoElectron Spectroscopy (ARPES) studies of unconventional superconductors and low-dimensional systems such as transition metal chalcogenides.

Materials with strong electronic correlations are in the focus of solid state research because they exhibit interesting novel physical properties such as metal-insulator transitions, colossal magneto-resistance, quantum criticality and high-temperature superconductivity etc. Phenomenon of superconductivity in such systems also has been already used in a many technological applications is still not well understood from both theoretical and experimental perspectives. Angle-resolved photoemission spectroscopy (ARPES) allows studying fingerprints of interactions between electronic quasiparticles in such correlated electron systems. Applied to high-temperature superconductors, this technique provides decisive information about the mechanism of pairing.

The discovery of iron-based superconductors in 2008 sparked activity all over the globe in order to search for the pairing mechanism in the first family high-temperature superconductor different from the cuprates. The very fact of another family of high-temperature superconductivity appearance gives hope for other, yet undiscovered, classes of materials with possibly higher transition temperature. An understanding what are the important processes in iron based superconductors is crucial for the field of superconductivity in general. Here at Diamond the high energy and angular resolutions of modern photoelectron detectors combined with ability to tune photon energy and polarization of the synchrotron light make ARPES a key method to study momentum anisotropy and temperature dependence of the superconducting gap as well as electron correlations or self-energy effects. This information could reveal the underlying mechanism of the electron pairing in such unconventional superconductors.
Studies of the electronic structure of topological insulators, correlated oxides and transition metal chalcogenides.
 
On the beamline I provide support for users working in condense matter research, with main interest in superconductor studies.
Here at Diamond the high energy and angular resolutions of modern photoelectron detectors combined with ability to tune photon energy and polarization of the synchrotron light make ARPES a key method to study momentum anisotropy and temperature dependence of the superconducting gap as well as electron correlations or self-energy effects. This information could reveal the underlying mechanism of the electron pairing in such unconventional superconductors.
 

I am also involved in studies of electronic structure of in-situ grown sub and monolayer materials, such as silicene and germanene.

 

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Collaborations

  • Working with collaborators at IFW-Dresden to study electronic structure of iron pnictide superconductors and topological insulators.
     
  • Working with collaborators at University of Oxford to study interplay between structural and electronic structure of superconducting iron chalcogenides and other non-conventional superconductors.

  • Working with collaborators at Royal Holloway University of London to study theory of structural and electronic transitions in superconducting iron chalcogenides. Co-supervising PhD student at RHUL.

     

 

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10 most recent publications (dec. 2016)

Biography - +

Biography

Timur Kim graduated Physics Department of Novosibirsk State University, Russia in 1997. He received his PhD from the Dresden University of Technology in 2004, working on ARPES studies of the inter-plane interaction role in the electronic structure of high Tc cuprates. After Dresden he had post-doc experience at synchrotrons at the University of Aarhus, Denmark and Paul Scherrer Institute, Switzerland. Prior to joining Diamond he was working in Germany at BESSY synchrotron where he was involved in installation and commissioning of “1-cubed ARPES” end station.