Ivor Brodie

Ivor Brodie

Adjunct Professor

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Education

  • D.Sc. in Physics, University of London, London, UK. 1976
  • Ph.D. in Physics, University of London, London, UK. 1959
  • M.Sc. in Physics, University of London, London, UK. 1956
  • B.Sc . in Special Physics, University of London, London, UK. 1951
  • B.Sc. in Mathematics and Physics, University of London, London, UK. 1950
  • D.Sc. in Physics, University of London, London, UK. 1976
  • Ph.D. in Physics, University of London, London, UK. 1959
  • M.Sc. in Physics, University of London, London, UK. 1956
  • B.Sc . in Special Physics, University of London, London, UK. 1951
  • B.Sc. in Mathematics and Physics, University of London, London, UK. 1950
  • Professional Experience

    • Senior Scientific Advisor (Emeritus), Applied Physical Sciences Laboratory, SRI International (formerly Stanford Research Institute),1993-2004
    • Director, Physical Electronics Laboratory, SRI International, 1973-1993
    • Founder, President, and Board Chairman, Photophysics Inc. 1969-1973
    • Director of Research, Vacuum Division, Varian Associates 1965-1969
    • Research physicist, Varian Associates 1962-1965
    • Research physicist, Westinghouse Electric 1959-1962
    • Staff Physicist, General Electric Company (UK), Hirst Research Center 1951-1959
  • Senior Scientific Advisor (Emeritus), Applied Physical Sciences Laboratory, SRI International (formerly Stanford Research Institute),1993-2004
  • Director, Physical Electronics Laboratory, SRI International, 1973-1993
  • Founder, President, and Board Chairman, Photophysics Inc. 1969-1973
  • Director of Research, Vacuum Division, Varian Associates 1965-1969
  • Research physicist, Varian Associates 1962-1965
  • Research physicist, Westinghouse Electric 1959-1962
  • Staff Physicist, General Electric Company (UK), Hirst Research Center 1951-1959
  • Affiliation

    Electrical and Computer Engineering Graduate Group

    Research Interests

    Physics of nanoscale vacuum electronic devices, associated materials and nano-fabricaion technologies.

    Research Activities

    Novel dispenser thermionic electron sources involving nano-particles of scandium oxide and barium oxides.
    Novel field emission electron sources.
    Nano-fabrication technology.

    Selected Publications

    Uncertainty, Topography, and Work Function I.Brodie, Physical Review B, Vol. 51, Number19, (15 May 1995). pp. 13660-13668

    Vacuum Microelectronics Devices, I. Brodie and P. R. Schwoebel, Proceedings of the IEEE, Vol. 82, No. 7 pp. 1006-1034. (July 1994).

    Surface-Science Aspects of Vacuum Microelectronics P. R. Schwoebel and I.Brodie, J. Vac. Sci. Technol. B 13(4) , pp. 1391-1410. (Jul/Aug 1995).

    The Physics of Micro/Nano-Fabrication (Second edition of The Physics of Microfabrication 1982) I.Brodie and J.J.Muray, Plenum Press New York and London, 1992.

    Field emission from metal surfaces at zero Kelvin using computational methods I.Brodie, Technical Digest of the 18th International Vacuum Electronics Conference, Oxford UK, p112, 2005