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Dr Mark Edmonds received his PhD from La Trobe University in 2014. Mark currently holds an ARC DECRA Fellowship in the School of Physics and Astronomy at Monash University. Mark is an Associate Investigator in the ARC Centre of Excellence "Future Low Energy Electronic Technologies" and an Investigator in the Monash Centre for Atomically Thin Materials.

Mark has been awarded the Monash University Faculty of Science Early Career Researcher Award, Australian Institute of Physics Laby Medal for best honours thesis and Nancy Millis PhD Prize for best PhD thesis within Science at La Trobe University.


Research interests

I am interested in the electronic properties of two-dimensional or atomically thin materials that form a new class of matter "topological materials". This field of research has only been recently developed and was the subject of the 2016 Nobel Prize in Physics.

Specifically, I work on the growth of thin film topological materials that possess novel electronic properties that have the potential to realise low-energy electronics that aim to drastically reduce energy consumption in computing.

I grow these materials via molecular beam epitaxy, a method that allows materials to be grown atom by atom and layer by layer with precise control. I then utilize a variety of experimental techniques to study these materials including synchrotron-based photoelectron spectscopy to probe the electronic bandstructure, scanning probe microscopy to probe the material at the nanoscale and electrical measurements at low temperature.


Supervision interests

I am open to supervising a range of projects involving atomically thin topological materials. Please contact me to discuss further.

Research area keywords

  • Topological Materials
  • Angle Resolved Photoelectron Spectroscopy
  • scanning probe microscopy
  • Synchrotron
  • 2D Materials

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Research Output

Electric-field-tuned topological phase transition in ultrathin Na3Bi

Collins, J. L., Tadich, A., Wu, W., Gomes, L. C., Rodrigues, J. N. B., Liu, C., Hellerstedt, J., Ryu, H., Tang, S., Mo, S. K., Adam, S., Yang, S. A., Fuhrer, M. S. & Edmonds, M. T., 20 Dec 2018, In : Nature. 564, 7736, p. 390-394 5 p.

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18 Citations (Scopus)

Iron-based trinuclear metal-organic nanostructures on a surface with local charge accumulation

Krull, C., Castelli, M., Hapala, P., Kumar, D., Tadich, A., Capsoni, M., Edmonds, M. T., Hellerstedt, J., Burke, S. A., Jelinek, P. & Schiffrin, A., 1 Dec 2018, In : Nature Communications. 9, 1, 7 p., 3211.

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5 Citations (Scopus)

Room temperature in-plane ferroelectricity in van der Waals In2Se3

Zheng, C., Yu, L., Zhu, L., Collins, J. L., Kim, D., Lou, Y., Xu, C., Li, M., Wei, Z., Zhang, Y., Edmonds, M. T., Li, S., Seidel, J., Zhu, Y., Liu, J. Z., Tang, W. X. & Fuhrer, M. S., 13 Jul 2018, In : Science Advances. 4, 7, 7 p., eaar7720.

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36 Citations (Scopus)

Accelerated ageing of molybdenum oxide

Jorge, M., Cooil, S., Edmonds, M. T., Thomsen, L., Nematollahi, M., Mazzola, F. & Wells, J. W., 1 Nov 2017, In : Materials Research Express. 4, 11, 8 p., 115502.

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Electrostatic modulation of the electronic properties of Dirac semimetal Na3Bi thin films

Hellerstedt, J., Yudhistira, I., Edmonds, M. T., Liu, C., Collins, J., Adam, S. & Fuhrer, M. S., 30 Oct 2017, In : Physical Review Materials. 1, 5, 5 p., 054203.

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4 Citations (Scopus)