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Prof Simon Connell : UJ
Main Research landing Page - Overview of main research interests
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Africa, Pan Africa, Science for development and decolonisation
Summary of Research Interests: (with a range of collaborators) span several fields
High Energy Particle Physics
- Working in ATLAS : Analysis : New Physics Beyond the Standard Model - Dark Matter Searches with SM Higgs as a portal.
- Working in ATLAS : Upgrade : Novel Fibre Optic Based Sensors for Radiation Hard Humidity Sensors.
- HEP computing
- Part of NA63 - especially coherent radiation phenomena using aligned diamond targets.
High Energy Nuclear Physics
- Virtual photon excitation of baryonic resonances - JLAB Hall C experiments - mostly experiment E1-008 and associate experiments
- Reaction Mechanisms -in light ion induced reactions on medium mass targets from the Coulomb Barrier to the Fission threshold.
- Nuclear Energy - Novel Gen IV reactors, Small Modular Reactors
4IR Innovation : Applied Nuclear Physics
- X-ray Bragg studies of intrinsic defects at the limit of low strain 10-8
- Diamond Applications :
- As a synchrotron beam optical element.
- As a detector.
- As a crystalline undulator.
- The (small) lab low-strain Diamond Instrumented Diffractometer project.
- Electron and Photon induced primary radiation damage in the low dose - pure diamond limit.
- Aspects of ultra-pure and low strain HPHT Synthesis, CVD synthesis.
- The H impurity (revealed by Muon Spin Rotation experiments)
- The H-microscope project (at iThemba LABS Gauteng).
- Impurity Complexation leading to n-type molecular dopants (mostly H complexation)
- Scientific Diamond processing (fine mechanical, laser, thermo-chemical, ion-beam). We co-develop the iThemba Diamond Laboratory instrumentation and Techniques.
- Natural diamond inclusion geo-chemistry - as an indicator of deep earth physics.
Open Quantum Systems
- Quantum Diamond
- Space-time effects in Bell Correlations
- Quantum Communication, Quantum Security
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e-mail: simon.connell (at) gmail.com
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