Matthew Watson


Matthew Watson is a Beamline Scientist at I05.


Key Research Area

  1. Research Interests
  2. Publications
  3. Biography
Research Interests -

I use the technique of Angle-Resolved Photoemission Spectroscopy (ARPES) to investigate the electronic structure of materials. In the past I studied a number of correlated materials with a particular focus on the Fe-based superconductors, performing experiments with extremely high energy resolution in order to probe both the temperature-dependent electronic structure and the superconducting gap. More recently, I have been working on a number of layered or quasi-2D materials, including transition-metal dichalcogenides (e.g. TiSe2) and van der Waals ferromagnets. On the technical side, I am heavily involved with the push towards ever smaller beam size at the nano-ARPES endstation, as the demand increases for ARPES measurements from inside small domains, on thin flakes, and even from in-operando devices.

Publications - +

Please visit my researchgate profile to view my latest publications.

Biography - +

Matthew Watson is a Beamline Scientist at I05. Matthew performed both his undergraduate and postgraduate studies at the nearby University of Oxford. From 2015 to 2017, he worked as a postdoc on the I05 beamline at Diamond, before moving to the University of St Andrews to join the King group. In October 2019 he returned to Diamond and Oxfordshire to take up his current role.