Academic Staff

Richard Newbury

B.Sc. L'pool, Ph.D. Sussex MAIP


Department and Research Groups

Richard Newbury

Research Interests
Low dimensional semiconductor systems. Experimental investigations of the electronic properties of semiconductor structures in which the electrons are confined to 2, 1 and 0 dimensions; in particular, studies of these systems at low temperatures where quantum mechanical processes generate new phenomena.

High pressure studies. We use very high pressures, up to 60 thousand atmospheres to tune the crystal structure of solids at low temperatures in the search for new electronic processes.

Molecular electronics. There is currently intense interest in the fabrication and electronic properties of conductors and 'circuits' based on single molecules and self-assembled molecular structures. As conventional semiconductor microfabrication approaches physical limits to further scale reduction molecular electronics may provide an alternative.

Selected Publications

  • Classical and weak localisation processes in a tunable ballistic electron cavity. R.P. Taylor, R. Newbury, R.B. Dunford, P.T. Coleridge, A.S. Sachrajda & J.A. Adams, Phys. Rev., B51, 9801 (1995).
  • Lead-induced transition to chaos in ballistic mesoscopic billiards. J.P. Bird, D.M. Olatona, R. Newbury, R.P. Taylor, K. Ishibashi, M. Stopa, Y. Aoyagi, T. Sugano & Y. Ochiai, Phys. Rev. B52 (1995).
  • FQHE states of high mobility n-Si/Si1-xGex heterostructures in pulsed magnetic fields. R.B. Dunford, R. Newbury, F.F. Fang, R.G. Clark, R.P. Starrett, J.O. Chu, K.F. Ismail & B.S. Meyerson, Sol. State Comm., 96, 57 (1995).

Contact Details 

Mail Address

School of Physics
The University of New South Wales

Email Address

Phone Number

61 2 9385 4557
61 2 9385 5329

Facsimile Number

61 2 9385 6060