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Brian Skinner

Research Associate

PHYS 411 (office), 626-0725
bskinner @ physics.umn.edu • http://gravityandlevity.wordpress.comcurriculum vitae

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Research Areas
theory of strongly-correlated charged systems, with a focus on energy technologies; nanocrystal-based photovoltaics; supercapacitors; theoretical approaches to basketball analysis

Selected Publications

Brian Skinner, Coulomb disorder in three-dimensional Dirac systems, Physical Review B (R)

Brian Skinner, B. I. Shklovskii, and M. B. Voloshin, Bound state energy of a Coulomb impurity in gapped bilayer graphene, Physical Review B (R)

Brian Skinner, G. L. Yu, A. V. Kretinin, A. K. Geim, K. S. Novoselov, and B. I. Shklovskii, Effect of dielectric response on the quantum capacitance of graphene in a strong magnetic field, Physical Review B

Mehrtash Babadi, Brian Skinner, Michael M. Fogler, and Eugene Demler, Universal behavior of repulsive two-dimensional fermions in the vicinity of the quantum freezing point, Europhysics Letters

Brian Skinner and Brad Carlin, The price of anarchy -- on the roads and in football, Significance [download price_of_anarchy-Skinner-Carlin.pdf]

Brian Skinner and B. I. Shklovskii, Theory of the random potential and conductivity at the surface of a topological insulator, Physical Review B

Brian Skinner and B. I. Shklovskii, Giant capacitance of a plane capacitor with a two-dimensional electron gas in a magnetic field, Physical Review B

Brian Skinner, Tianran Chen, and B. I. Shklovskii, Why is the bulk resistivity of topological insulators so small?, Physical Review Letters

Tianran Chen, Brian Skinner, and B. I. Shklovskii, Coulomb Gap Triptych in a Periodic Array of Metal Nanocrystals, Physical Review Letters

Tianran Chen, Brian Skinner, and B. I. Shklovskii, Coulomb gap triptychs, √2 effective charge, and hopping transport in periodic arrays of superconductor grains, Physical Review B

Brian Skinner, Tianran Chen, and B. I. Shklovskii, Theory of hopping conduction in arrays of doped semiconductor nanocrystals, Physical Review B

Brian Skinner, The problem of shot selection in basketball, PLoS ONE

Tianran Chen, Brian Skinner, and B. I. Shklovskii , Cooperative charging in a nanocrystal assembly gated by ionic liquid, Physical Review B

Brian Skinner, M. M. Fogler, and B. I. Shklovskii, Model of large volumetric capacitance in graphene supercapacitors based on ion clustering, Physical Review B

Brian Skinner, Tianran Chen, M. S. Loth, and B. I. Shklovskii , Theory of volumetric capacitance of an electric double-layer supercapacitor, Physical Review E

Brian Skinner and M. M. Fogler, Simple variational method for calculating energy and quantum capacitance of an electron gas with screened interactions, Physical Review B (R)

M. S. Loth, Brian Skinner, and B. I. Shklovskii, Anomalously large capacitance of an ionic liquid described by the restricted primitive model, Physical Review E

Brian Skinner and B. I. Shklovskii, Anomalously large capacitance of a plane capacitor with a two-dimensional electron gas, Physical Review B

Brian Skinner, M. S. Loth, B. I. Shklovskii, Capacitance of the Double Layer Formed at the Metal/Ionic-Conductor Interface: How Large Can It Be?, Physical Review Letters

Brian Skinner, The price of anarchy in basketball, Journal of Quantitative Analysis in Sports

Brian Skinner, M. S. Loth, B.I. Shklovskii, Ionic conductivity on a wetting surface, Physical Review E

Brian Skinner, B.I. Shklovskii, Non-monotonic swelling of a macroion due to correlation-induced charge inversion, Physica A

Education

Ph.D. Physics, University of Minnesota, 2011
B.S. Physics, B.S. Mechanical Engineering, Virginia Tech, 2007