Assistant Professor, Department of Physics
James Fletcher Building 115 S 1400 E Rm 310 Salt Lake City, UT 84112
Christoph Boehme joined the physics department faculty in January 2006. His work is
centered about the detection of coherent spin motion of extremely small spin ensembles.
Traditionally, spin coherence is measured by pulsed magnetic resonance methods which
are based on the detection of radiation. As these methods are not able to detect small
numbers of spins (electron spin resonance detection limits are typically in the ranges
of 108 to 1010 spins), their use for the investigation of systems with low spin densities
(e.g. highly diluted chemical radicals) or microscopic quasi 2 dimensional systems
such as semiconductor surfaces and interfaces is difficult.
Christoph Boehme's work is centered about the exploration and the development of pulsed electrically and optically detected magnetic resonance spectroscopies and their application to inorganic and organic material systems as well as the development of single spin readout techniques for spin electronics and quantum information concepts.
The materials aspects of this work are significant for thin film technology as used for microelectronics, photovoltaics and display technology.
In addition to these activities, Christoph Boehme has also worked on a number of studies on solar cell technology which are not related to magnetic resonance and spin detection.