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Contact Details:

Office Location: EN137
Engineering Building
Hawthorn Campus

Office Phone: +61-3-9214 4310
Lab Phone: +61-3-9214 4325
Fax: +61-3-9214 5160

Email: brhall@swin.edu.au

Faculty of Engineering and Industrial Sciences
Swinburne University of Technology
PO Box 218
Hawthorn, Victoria, 3122
Australia

Dr Brenton Hall

Senior Lecturer

Qualifications:

  • PhD, Griffith University, Australia(1998)
  • B.Sc. (First Class Honours), Griffith University, Australia (1993)

Projects: ARC Centre of Excellence in Quantum Atom Optics - Coherence of BEC on a Chip

Teaching

  • HMS111 Engineering Mathematics (Lecturer)
  • HET124 Energy and Motion (Lecturer)
  • HET225 Electrical Machines (T.A.)

Research Interests

Building upon recent advances in laser cooling and magnetic trapping we utilize microfabriced devices called 'atom chips' to create, store and manipulate atoms at temperatures approaching absolute zero. At these extremes of temperature atoms give up their classical billiard ball type properties and are represented by a quantum mechanical wavefunction. At present my research interest involve harnessing the novel properties of these systems in the development of atom chip based sensors such as a trapped atomic clock.

Selected Publications:

  • Spatially Inhomogeneous Phase Evolution in a two component Bose-Einstein condensate. R. P. Anderson, C. Ticknor, A. I. Sidorov and B. V. Hall, Phys. Rev. A 80, 023603 (2009)

  • Fabricating atom chips with femtosecond laser ablation. C. H. Wolff, S. Whitlock, R. M. Lowe, A. I. Sidorov and B. V. Hall, J. Phys. B: At. Mol. Opt. Phys. 43, 085301 (2009)

  • Scanning magnetoresistance microscopy of atom chips. M. Volk, H. Wolff, S. Whitlock, B. V. Hall and A. I. Sidorov, Rev.Sci.Instrum. 79, 023072 (2008)

  • Condensate splitting in an asymmetric double well for atom chip based sensors. B.V. Hall, S. Whitlock, R. Anderson, P. Hannaford and A. Sidorov, Phys. Rev. Lett. 98, 30402 (2007)

  • Effect of magnetization inhomogeneity on magnetic microtraps for atoms, S. Whitlock, B.V. Hall, T. Roach, R. Anderson, P. Hannaford and A. Sidorov, Phys. Rev. A 75, 043602 (2007)

  • A permanent magnetic film atom chip for Bose-Einstein condensation. B.V. Hall, S. Whitlock, F. Scharnberg, P. Hannaford and A. Sidorov, J. Phys. B: At. Mol. Opt. Phys. 39, 27 (2006)

  • Bose-Einstein condensates on a permanent magnetic film atom chip. B.V. Hall, S. Whitlock, F. Scharnberg, P. Hannaford and A. Sidorov, Laser Spectroscopy XVII, Eds E.A. Hinds, A. Ferguson and E.Riis (World Scientific, Singapore), p. 275 (2005)

  • Bose-Einstein condensation on a permanent-magnet atom chip. C.D.J. Sinclair, E.A. Curtis, I. Llorente Garcia, J.A. Retter, B.V. Hall, S. Eriksson, B.E. Sauer and E.A. Hinds, Phys. Rev. A 72 031603 (2005)

  • Preparation of a Bose-Einstein Condensate on a Permanent-Magnet Atom Chip. C.D.J. Sinclair, E.A. Curtis, J.A. Retter, B.V. Hall, I. Llorente Garcia, S. Eriksson, B.E Sauer, E.A. Hinds, Journal of Physics: Conference Series 19 74 (2005)

  • Cold atoms in videotape micro-traps. C.D.J. Sinclair, E.A. Curtis, I. Llorente Garcia, J.A. Retter, B.V. Hall, S. Eriksson, B.E. Sauer and E.A. Hinds, Eur. Phys. J. D 35 105 (2005)

  • Cold atoms probe the magnetic field near a wire. M.P.A. Jones, C.J.Vale, D.Sahagun, B.V.Hall, C.C.Eberlein, B.E.Sauer, K.Furusawa, D.Richardson and E.A.Hinds, J. Phys. B: At. Mol. Opt. Phys. 37 L15 L20 (2004)

  • Spin coupling between cold atoms and the thermal fluctuations of a metal surface. M.P.A. Jones, C.J.Vale, D.Sahagun, B.V.Hall and E.A.Hinds, Phys. Rev. Lett. 91 , 080401 (2003)

  • Atom Chips. C.J. Vale, B.V. Hall, D.C. Lau, M.P.A. Jones, J.A. Retter and E.A. Hinds, Europhysics News, Vol. 33 , No. 6, (2002)

  • Reflection of cold atoms by a cobalt single crystal. P. Rosenbusch, J.A. Retter, B.V. Hall, E.A. Hinds, F. Lison, D. Haubrich, D. Meschede, Applied Physics B--Lasers and Optics, 70 : (5) 661-663 (2000).

  • Manipulation of cold atoms by an adaptable magnetic reflector. P. Rosenbusch, B.V. Hall, I.G. Hughes, C.V. Saba, E.A. Hinds, Applied Physics B--Lasers and Optics, 70 : (5) 709-720 (2000).

  • Manipulation of cold atoms using a corrugated magnetic reflector. P. Rosenbusch, B.V. Hall, I.G. Hughes, C.V. Saba, E.A. Hinds, Phys. Rev. A, 61 3, 1404 (2000).