
Postdoctoral and Research Fellows
Robert J. Bursill
B.Sc. Melbourne Ph.D. Melbourne
ARC Research Associate
Department


Research Interests
Robert's field is theoretical
condensed matter physics. His particular interest is in theories of
low dimensijonal magnetism and conjugated polymers, which in recent
times have been observed to possess interesting electronic and optical
properties, driven by the low dimensionality and the strong many body
interactions. These systems are fundamentally different from their
three dimensional counterparts, and research at UNSW involves proposing
and numerically solving quantum lattice models which reveal the new
physics of these systems.
Selected Publications
 Phase Diagram of the OneDimensional
Holstein Model of Spinless Fermions. R.J. Bursill, R.H. Mckenzie
and C.J. Hamer, Phys. Rev Letts., 80, 56075610 (1998)
 Identification of Excitons
in Conjugated Polymers: A Density Matrix Renormalization Group Study.
M. Boman and R.J. Bursill, Physical. Rev iew B, 57,
1516715176, (1998)
 Density Matrix Renormalization
Group Calculations of the LowLying Excitations and NonLinear Optical
Properties of Poly(ParaPhenylene). W. Barford, R.J. Bursill and
M. Yulavrentiev, Journal of Physics C, 10, 64296446
(1998)
 Theory of molecular excitons
in the phenylbased organic semiconductors. W. Barford and R.J.
Bursill, Chemical Phys. Lett. 268, 535540
(1997)
 Density matrix renormalisation
group for a quantim spin chain at nonzero temperature. R.J. Bursill,
Tao Xiang and G.A. Gehring, Journal of Physics C, 8,
L583590 (1996).
 Applications of the density
matrix renormalisation group to problems in magnetism. R.J. Bursill,
Tao Xiang and G.A. Gehring, Acta Physica Polonica A,
91, 105119 (1997).
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