Andrew Achkar

Andrew Achkar
PhD Candidate
Department of Physics and Astronomy
University of Waterloo
office: PHYS 402
lab: PHYS 114, 113
Email: ajachkar@uwaterloo.ca

Andrew is researching the cuprate high Tc superconductors by resonant soft x-ray scattering (RSXS). RSXS combines x-ray absorption spectroscopy with x-ray scattering, providing element and orbital specificity to the identification of periodic order. This capability has taken on a crucial role in clarifying the nature of charge density wave order in the cuprate high Tc superconductors. Andrew performs RSXS experiments at the Canadian Light Source’s REIXS beamline

During his MSc, Andrew was involved in the development of a new experimental technique to measure the x-ray absorption cross-section called inverse partial fluorescence yield, which you can read about in his thesis. He performed the measurements for this work at the Canadian Light Source’s SGM beamline.

Andrew’s list of publications on Google Scholar