This is the website for Phil King. I am currently a Kavli postdoctoral research fellow working with Kyle Shen and Darrell Schlom at Cornell University, USA. My primary research interests and experience are in the electronic structure and properties of emerging materials, including strongly-correlated solids, topological insulators, and novel semiconductors. These web-pages detail my current and previous research activities and publications. If you would like any more information, please contact me using the details in the panel on the left.
2012 - dateKavli Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Shen and Schlom groups, Kavli Institute for Nanoscale Science, Cornell University, USA.
2009 - 2012Postdoctoral Research Fellow, ARPES group, School of Physics and Astronomy, University of St Andrews, UK.
2006 - 2009Ph.D. Physics, Surface, Interface and Thin Films group, Department of Physics, University of Warwick, UK.
2005 - 2006M.Sc. Acoustics (Distinction), School of Computing, Science & Engineering, University of Salford, UK.
2001 - 2005M.Phys. (Class I) Physics, Department of Physics, University of Oxford, UK. Member and academic scholar of University College.
Recent key publicationsA full list of publications is available here.
Microscopic Origin of Electron Accumulation in In2O3 (PDF)
K. H. L. Zhang, R. G. Egdell, F. Offi, S. Iacobucci, L. Petaccia, S. Gorovikov, and P. D. C. King
Phys. Rev. Lett. 110, 056803 (2013).
Emergent quantum confinement at topological insulator surfaces (DOI: 10.1038/ncomms2162)
M. S. Bahramy, P. D. C. King, A. de la Torre, J. Chang, M. Shi, L. Patthey, G. Balakrishnan, Ph. Hofmann, R. Arita, N. Nagaosa, and F. Baumberger
Nature Communications 3, 1159 (2012).
Also arXiv 1206.0564 (2012).
Subband structure of a two-dimensional electron gas formed at the polar surface of the strong spin-orbit perovskite KTaO3 (PDF)
P. D. C. King, R. H. He, T. Eknapakul, P. Buaphet, S.-K. Mo, Y. Kaneko, S. Harashima, Y. Hikita, M. S. Bahramy, C. Bell, Z. Hussain, Y. Tokura, Z.-X. Shen, H. Y. Hwang, F. Baumberger, and W. Meevasana
Phys. Rev. Lett. 108, 117602 (2012).
Controlling bulk conductivity in topological insulators: Key role of anti-site defects (DOI: 10.1002/adma.201200187)
D. O. Scanlon, P. D. C. King, R. P. Singh, A. de la Torre, S. McKeown Walker, G. Balakrishnan, F. Baumberger, and C. R. A. Catlow
Adv. Mater. 24, 2154 (2012).
Large tunable Rashba spin splitting of a two-dimensional electron gas in Bi2Se3 (PDF)
P. D. C. King, R. C. Hatch, M. Bianchi, R. Ovsyannikov, C. Lupulescu, G. Landolt, B. Slomski, J. H. Dil, D. Guan, J. L. Mi, E. D. L. Rienks, J. Fink, A. Lindblad, S. Svensson, S. Bao, G. Balakrishnan, B. B. Iversen, J. Osterwalder, W. Eberhardt, F. Baumberger, and Ph. Hofmann
Phys. Rev. Lett. 107, 096802 (2011).
Creation and control of a two-dimensional electron liquid at the bare SrTiO3 surface (DOI: 10.1038/NMAT2943)
W. Meevasana, P. D. C. King, R. H. He, S.-K. Mo, M. Hashimoto, A. Tamai, P. Songsiriritthigul, F. Baumberger, and Z.-X. Shen
Nature Materials 10, 114 (2011).
Coexistence of the topological state and a two-dimensional electron gas on the surface of Bi2Se3 (DOI: 10.1038/ncomms1131)
M. Bianchi, D. Guan, S. Bao, J. Mi, B. Brummerstedt Iversen, P. D. C. King, and Ph. Hofmann
Nature Communications 1, 128 (2010).
Also: arXiv 1009.2879 (2010).