Maple, M. Brian

Professor, Physics
Division: UCSD
Phone: 858-534-2493
Fax: 858-534-1241
Room: 1230
Mail code: 360
Research Layer: Materials & Devices

Bio: M. Brian Maple, Professor of physics and director of UCSD’s Institute for Pure and Applied Physical Sciences at UCSD, was among the 72 new members and 18 foreign associates from 13 countries elected to the academy this morning “in recognition of their distinguished and continuing achievements in original research.”

Research: Experimental research in two areas, low-temperature solid-state physics and surface physics, is carried out in our group.

The focus of our research in low temperature solid state physics is on novel transition metal, rare earth and actinide compounds which have unusual physical properties that can be traced to partially filled d-and f- electron shells of these elements. Most of the materials are prepared in our laboratory at UCSD where their transport, thermal, and magnetic properties are investigated at temperatures as low as 10 mk, at high pressures up to 160 kbar, and in magnetic fields as high as 10 tesla.