California NanoSystems Institute
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Brian Chris Regan, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Physics and Astronomy
Member, NanoElectronics, Photonics, Architectonics, California NanoSystems Institute

Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley, 2001

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Mailing Address: Mail Code: 154705
Los Angeles, CA 90095
Office Phone Number: (310) 206-3684
Technical Research Interest:

In the past I have used atomic physics methods to look for violation of time-reversal symmetry, which relates to the observed preponderance of matter over antimatter in the universe and extensions to the Standard Model of particle physics. More recently I have been studying the properties and device applications of exotic materials, ranging from superconductors to nanotubes. Currently I am using the tools of nanotechnology to look at problems of both fundamental and practical interest. Specific projects are relevant to cosmology, quantum optics, nanoscale self-assembly, and clean energy harvesting.

Selected Publications:

M. C. Scott, Chien-Chun Chen, Matthew Mecklenburg, Chun Zhu, Rui Xu, Peter Ercius, Ulrich Dahmen, B. C. Regan & Jianwei Miao, Electron tomography at 2.4-ångström resolution , Nature, 2012, 483, 444-447.
Matthew Mecklenburg and B. C. Regan, Spin and the Honeycomb Lattice: Lessons from Graphene, Phys. Rev. Lett, 2011, 106 (11).
Mecklenburg, M., Woo, J., and Regan, B. C., Tree-level electron-photon interactions in graphene, Physical Review B, 2010, 81 (24).
Fan, Y. Singer, S. B. Bergstrom, R. Regan, B. C., Probing Planck's Law with Incandescent Light Emission from a Single Carbon Nanotube, Phys Rev Lett, 2009, 102 (18), 187402.
Xiaosheng Huang, W. Mickelson, B.C. Regan, Steve Kim, A. Zettl, Pressure dependence of Tc and Hc2 of a dirty two-gap superconductor, carbon-doped MgB2, Solid State Communications, 2006, 140, 163–166.
Xiaosheng Huang, William Mickelson, B.Christopher Regan, Alex Zettl, Enhancement of the upper critical field of MgB2 by carbon-doping, Solid State Communications, 2005, 136, 278–282.
T. D. Yuzvinsky, W. Mickelson, S. Aloni, S. L. Konsek, A. M. Fennimore, G. E. Begtrup, A. Kis, B. C. Regan, and A. Zettl, Imaging the life story of nanotube devices, Appl. Phys. Lett, 2005, 87 (8), 083103.
B. C. Regan, S. Aloni, K. Jensen, R. O. Ritchie,and A. Zettl, Nanocrystal-powered nanomotor, Nano letters, 2005, 5 (9), 1730-3.
B. C. Regan, S. Aloni, K. Jensen & A. Zettl, Surface-tension-driven nanoelectromechanical relaxation oscillator, Applied Physics Letters , 2005, 86 (12), 123119.
Regan, BC Aloni, S Ritchie, RO Dahmen, U Zettl, A, Carbon nanotubes as nanoscale mass conveyors, Nature, 2004, 428 (6986), 924-7.
C. W. Changa, b, B. C. Regana, b, W. Mickelsona, b, R. O. Ritchieb, c and A. Zettl, Probing structural phase transitions of crystalline C60 via resistivity measurements of metal film overlayers, Solid State Communications, 2003, 128 (9-10), 359-63.
Regan, BC Commins, ED Schmidt, CJ DeMille, D, New limit on the electron electric dipole moment, Physical review letters, 2002, 88 (7), 071805.