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Dr. Robert Barklie

Fellow Emeritus (Physics)


Robert Barklie graduated from TCD in 1966 with a First Class Honours degree in Physics.He then moved to the Cavendish Laboratory in Cambridge University where he obtained a PhD in 1969.From 1969 to 1973 he was a Lecturer in the Physics Department at Makerere University in Uganda and from there he returned to the Cavendish Laboratory for a year as a Postdoctoral Fellow .In 1974 he was appointed a Lecturer in Physics at TCD and later a Senior Lecturer.He retired in September 2008 but continues to research and to be involved in some teaching .
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Sandra Wright and R.C.Barklie, Electron paramagnetic resonance characterization of defects in monoclinic HfO2 and ZrO2 powders , Journal of Applied Physics, 106, 2009, p103917-1 - 103917-15, Journal Article, PUBLISHED
R.C.Barklie and Sandra Wright, Electron paramagnetic resonance characterization of defects in HfO2 and ZrO2 powders and films, Journal of Vacuum Science and Technology B: Microelectronics and Nanometre structures, 27, (1), 2009, p317 - 320, Journal Article, PUBLISHED
L.McGuigan, R.C.Barklie, R.G.S.Sofin,S.K.Arora, I.V.Shvets, In-plane magnetic anisotropies in Fe3O4 films on vicinal MgO (100), Physical Review B, 77, 2008, p174424-1 - 174424-9, Journal Article, PUBLISHED
K.Cherkaoui,S.Monaghan,M.A.Negara,M.Modreanu,P.K.Hurley,D.O`Connell,S.McDonnell,G.Hughes,S.Wright,R.C.Barklie,P.Bailey,T.C.Q.Noakes, Electrical,structural and chemical properties of HfO2 films formed by electron beam evaporation, Journal of Applied Physics, 104, 2008, p064113-1 - 064113-10, Journal Article, PUBLISHED
B.J.Jones,S.Wright,R.C.Barklie,J.Tyas,J.Franks,A.J.Reynolds, Nanostructure and paramagnetic centres in diamond-like carbon ; Effect of Ar dilution in PECVD process, Diamond and Related Materials, 17, 2008, p1629 - 1632, Journal Article, PUBLISHED
Sandra Wright,S.Feeney and R.C.Barklie, EPR study of defects in as-received, gamma -irradiated and annealed monoclinic HfO2 powder , Microelectronic Engineering, 84, 2007, p2378 - 2381, Journal Article, PUBLISHED
Sandra Wright and R.C.Barklie, EPR characterisation of defects in m-HfO2, Journal of Material Science:Materials in Electronics, 18, 2007, p743 - 746, Journal Article, PUBLISHED
Sandra Wright and R.C.Barklie, EPR characterisation of defects in monoclinic powders of ZrO2 and HfO2, Materials Science in Semiconductor Processing, 9, 2006, p892 - 896, Journal Article, PUBLISHED
B.J.Jones ,R.C.Barklie, Analysis of defects at the interface between high-k thin films and (100) silicon, Microelectronic Engineering, 80, 2005, p74 - 77, Journal Article, PUBLISHED
B.J.Jones,R.C.Barklie, Electron paramagnetic resonance evaluation of defects at the (100)Si/Al2O3 interface, Journal of Physics D:Applied Physics, 38, 2005, p1178 - 1181, Journal Article, PUBLISHED

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Fellow of Trinity College Dublin 1993
Applications of the techniques of Electron Paramagnetic Resonance, Ferromagnetic Resonance and Electrically Detected Magnetic Resonance to the characterisation of atomic defects, ions , radicals etc with unpaired electron spin in a wide variety of materials. Current research is focused on 1) the characterisation of atomic defects in high k dielectrics on silicon and 2) the investigation of the magnetic properties of thin films of magnetite and other magnetic materials using primarily the technique of Ferromagnetic Resonance.