BSc(Hons) Melb., MS, PhD S.U.N.Y. Stony Brook
Professore Ordinario di chiara fama
University of Camerino, Italy
David Neilson is
author of more than 100 refereed research articles, review chapters in books and
refereed conference reports and editor of a number of review books.
He serves on International Advisory Committees for
Conference series including
(Chair, International Advisory Committee)
International Conferences on Recent Progress in Many Body Theories (RPMBT) <http://www.physics.buffalo.edu/MBT18/>
o (Chair, Program Committee)
International Conferences on Strongly Coupled Coulomb Systems <http://newmexicoconsortium.org/table/conferences/sccs/2014/>
International Workshops on Condensed Matter Theories (CMT)He is
organiser of international conferences including:
MultiSuper 2014. Multi-Condensate
Superconductivity and Superfluidity in Solids and Ultracold Gases 2014 <http://www.multisuper.ml1.net/>
o Strongly Coupled Coulomb Systems Conference, Camerino, 2008
International Conference on Recent challenges in novel quantum systems,
Frontiers of Science & Technology Workshop on Soft Condensed Matter and
o Australian Institute of Physics National Congress,
o International Workshops on Condensed Matter Theories
Workshop on Coupled Bilayers of Electrons, Villa Gualino, Turin, 1999
International Conference on Recent Progress in Many Body Theories,
He was convenor of the annual series
Godfrey Workshops on Recent Advances in Condensed Matter Theory,
Sydney from its first meeting in 1991.
He He is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of
Physics, a member of the American Physical Society and the
Sydney, David Neilson did his schooling at
He studied Physics and Mathematics at the
graduating with a B.Sc. with First Class Honours in 1968 under the supervision
of Geoffrey Opat. He went to New York on a Fulbright scholarship in 1969 and
completed an M.S. degree in High Energy Particle Physics and Field Theory under
the supervision of Ben Lee at the State University of New York at Stony Brook
in 1971. He then switched his research activities to Condensed Matter Physics,
working with Gerald Brown jointly at Stony Brook and at the Niels Bohr
Institute in Copenhagen. His doctoral project was on the Many Body Problem
for the strongly interacting quantum system of electrons in solids. Obtaining
his Ph.D. in 1974 he took an N.S.F. research Fellowship at
in Chicago working with Chia-Wei Woo on the quantum solidification of
Helium and on the possibility of the solidification of nuclear matter under the
intense pressures found in neutron stars.
In 1975 he
took up a position of Assistant Professor at the
in Los Angeles and in 1978 he moved to the
New South Wales
Sydney as Senior Lecturer (Assistant Professor). From 1985-1994 he was Associate Professor,
and from 1995 until 2003 Professor of Physics at
New South Wales.
He maintains his ties with New South Wales as a Visiting Professor. He has held
visiting positions at the Niels Bohr Institute, (NORDITA Fellow),
at the Max Planck Institute, Stuttgart (Research Scientist), at
Nottingham University (S.E.R.C. Visiting Fellow), at the
International Centre for Theoretical Physics, Trieste, Italy (Research
Director), Université de Paris VI (Visiting Fellow), and the
Scuola Normale Superiore, Pisa (Visiting Professor).
In 2003 David
Neilson accepted a chiara fama Professorship in Italy and took up a Chair of
Physics at the historic University of Camerino (founded 1336). He is
also Research Associate with the National Enterprise for NanoScience and
NanoTechnology (NEST) Centre at Scuola Normale Superiore in Pisa.
David Neilson has wide experience in the field of semiconductor theory
and has studied exotic quantum phases of the low-dimensional systems found in
semiconductor devices. His recent work has been on superfluidity in graphene bilayer devices, quantum transport in disordered
two-dimensional mesoscopic electron systems, the electron glass at finite temperatures in disordered two-dimensional electron systems, superconductivity in coupled electron-hole bilayers, on whether the bifurcation observed at finite temperature
in the metal-insulator transition phenomenon can be described by a suitable
scaling theory, and on whether a unified physical picture for two-dimensional
transport over the full range of temperature and density can be developed for
the metal-insulator transition
phenomenon in two-dimensions. He has predicted new states of matter for electrons
in coupled bilayers in the form of a
coupled electron crystalline solid or a charge density waves. Reference ,
with over 100 citations, has stimulated a large number of follow-up studies of bi-layers
in zero magnetic field). The predictions that a coupled crystal does form at
relatively high densities were confirmed in numerical simulation studies. There
has been a CECAM (France) conference devoted to coupled bi-layers in zero
magnetic field resulting from Ref. . He developed comprehensive diagrammatic
many-body calculations incorporating functional conserving techniques for
conduction electrons. He developed a
quantum generalization of the classical glass equations with applications to
conduction electrons, extended it to include impurities in interacting electron
2D layers, and showed that this could lead to a transition to a solid
electron glass state]. He has worked on ground state, localization and
transport properties in disordered electron 2D systems. He has studied
the effect of strong correlations between electron spins in electron
systems at low density. He has studied
the decisive effect that impurities have on the ground state of interacting
electrons in quasi one-dimensional quantum wires. Before taking
up his chiara fama Chair in Italy
in 2003, David Neilson had had continuous funding as Chief Investigator of
Major Research Grants from the Australian Research Council for an uninterrupted
period of 25 years from 1978.
Here are representative examples of David Neilson's 140 publications
Enhancement of electron-hole superfluidity in double
few-layer graphene, M. Zarenia, A. Perali, D.
Neilson and F. M. Peeters, Sci. Reports 4, 7319 (2014) DOI:
Excitonic superfluidity and screening in electron-hole
bilayer systems, D. Neilson, A.
Perali and A. R. Hamilton, Phys. Rev. B Rapid Comm. 89, 060502(R)-1 - 060502(R)-5 (2014)
Superfluidity in Double-Bilayer Graphene, A. Perali, D. Neilson and A. R. Hamilton, Phys. Rev. Letters 110, 146803-1 - 146803-5 (2013)
Transition at Finite Temperature in Two-Dimensional Electron Layers, David Neilson, Alexander R. Hamilton and
Jagdish S Thakur, Int. J. Mod Phys. B 27, 1347004-1 – 1347004-13 (2013)
Proceedings of the International Conference on Strongly
Coupled Coulomb Systems 2011, Budapest, Hungary, Zolt´an Donk´o, Peter Hartmann
and David Neilson (eds.) , Contrib. Plasma Physics 52,
Dissipative processes in low density strongly
interacting 2D electron systems, D. Neilson, chapter 9 in book Condensed
Matter Theories Vol. 25, edited by Eduardo V Ludeña, Raymond F Bishop and
Peter Iza, ISBN: 978-981-4340-78-6 (World Scientific, Singapore, 2011)
Anomalous transport in mesoscopic inhomogeneous
two-dimensional electron systems at low temperature, D. Neilson and A.R.
Hamilton, Phys. Rev. B15 82, 035310 (2010)
- Dissipative processes in low density strongly
interacting 2D electron systems, D. Neilson, Int. J. Mod. Phys. B 24,
- Metal–insulator transition in 2D as a quantum
phase transition, D.J.W. Geldart and D. Neilson, J. Phys. A 42, 214011
- Quantum tunnelling and hopping between metallic
domains in disordered two-dimensional mesoscopic electron systems, D.
Neilson and A.R. Hamilton, J. Phys. A 42, 214012 (2009)
- Tunneling and Hopping Between Domains in the
Metal-Insulator Transition in Two- Dimensions, David Neilson and Alex
Hamilton, Int. J. Mod. Phys. 22, 4565 – 4571 (2008)
- Special issue on new developments in strongly
coupled Coulomb systems, David Neilson and Gaetano Senatore, J. Phys. A
Math. Theor. 42, 210301 (2009)
- Quantum critical point description of the 2D
metal insulator transition, D.J.W. Geldart and D. Neilson, Physica E:
Low-dimensional Systems and Nanostructures, 40, 1182 (2008)
- Metal-Insulator Phenomena in 2D: A Unified
Scaling Picture, D. Neilson and D.J.W. Geldart, chapter 11 in book, Condensed
Matter Theories Vol. 21, edited by Hisazumi Akai, Hiroshi Toki and F. Bary
Malik (Nova, New York 2007)
- Quantum critical behavior in insulating region of
the 2D metal insulator transition, D.J.W. Geldart and D. Neilson, Phys.
Rev. B15 76, 193304 (2007)
- Electron Gas In High-Field Nanoscopic Transport:
Metallic Carbon Nanotubes, F. Green and D. Neilson, Int. J. Mod. Physics B
21, 2181 – 2190 (2007)
- Effects of density imbalance on the BCS-BEC
crossover in semiconductor electron-hole bilayers, P. Pieri, D. Neilson,
and G. C. Strinati,, Phys. Rev. B 75, 113301 (2007)
- Temperature dependent resistivity in the low
resistance region for diffusive transport in two-dimensions, D.J.W.
Geldart and D. Neilson, Phys. Rev. B 70, 235336 (2004)
- Two-component scaling near the metal-insulator
bifurcation in two dimensions, D.J.W. Geldart and D. Neilson, Phys.
Rev. B 67, 205309 (2003)
- Density dependence of critical magnetic fields at
the metal-insulator bifurcation in two dimensions, D.J.W. Geldart and
D. Neilson, Phys. Rev. B 67, 045310 (2003)
- Characterizing the metal-insulator transitions in
2D, D. Neilson, J.S. Thakur and E. Tosatti, Aust. J. Phys. 53, 531 (2000)
- The effect of spin alignment on the
metal-insulator transition in two-dimensional systems, J.S. Thakur and D.
Neilson, J. Phys. Cond. Matt. 12, 4483 (2000)
- Phase diagram of the metal-insulator transition
in two-dimensional electronic systems, J.S. Thakur and D. Neilson, Phys.
Rev. B Rapid Comm. 59, R5280 (1999)
- Metal-insulator transition in a disordered 2D
electron gas including temperature effects, J.S. Thakur, Lerwen Liu and D.
Neilson, Phys. Rev. B 59, R7255-7258 (1999)
- Superconductivity in a correlated disordered
two-dimensional electron gas, J.S. Thakur and D. Neilson, Phys. Rev.
B 58, 13717-13720 (1998)
- Finite Temperature Correlations on Plasmon and
Coulomb Drag in Coupled Quantum Wells, Lerwen Liu, D. Neilson and L.
Swierkowski, Physica B 249-251, 937-940 (1998)
- Exciton and Charge Density Wave Formation in
Spatially Separated Electron Hole Liquids, Lerwen Liu, L. Swierkowski and
D. Neilson, Physica B 249-251, 594-597 (1998)
- Superconducting pairing in coupled electron-hole
layers, J.S. Thakur, D. Neilson and M.P. Das, Phys. Rev. B 57, 1801-1804,
- Freezing of Strongly correlated Electrons in
Bilayer Systems with Weak Disorder, J.S. Thakur and D. Neilson, Prog.
Theor. Phys. 126, 339 (1997)
- Electron correlations in thin disordered quantum
wires, J.S. Thakur and D. Neilson, Phys. Rev. B 56, 4679 (1997)
- Coupled electron and hole quantum wires, J.S.
Thakur and D. Neilson, Phys. Rev. B 56, 4671 (1997)
- Electron correlations and disorder on mobility
and localization in quasi one-dimensional wires, J.S. Thakur and D.
Neilson, Phys. Rev. B 56, 7485 (1997)
- Freezing of strongly correlated electrons in
bilayer systems with weak disorder, J.S. Thakur and D. Neilson, Phys. Rev.
B 56, 10297-10302 (1997)
- Frozen electron solid in the presence of small
concentrations of defects, J.S. Thakur and D. Neilson, Phys. Rev. B 54,
- Static and dynamic properties of coupled
electron-electron and electron-hole layers, Lerwen Liu, L. Swierkowski, D.
Neilson and J. Szymanski, Phys. Rev. B 53, 7923-7931 (1996)
- Correlations in coupled layers of electrons and
holes, (with J. Szymanski and L. Swierkowski), Phys. Rev. B 50, 11002
- Excitations of the strongly correlated electron
liquid in coupled layers, (with L.Swierkowski, J.Szymanski and
L.Liu), Phys. Rev. Lett. 71, 4035 - 4038 (1993).
- Spin correlations in the low density electron
system, (with F. Green, L.Swierkowski, J. Szymanski and
D.J.W.Geldart), Phys. Rev. B 47, 4187 - 4192
- Electron Liquids in Coupled Quantum Wells, (with
L. Swierkowski and J. Szymanski), Acta Phys. Pol. 43, (1993).
- Nonlocal exchange contribution to the Free Energy
of inhomogeneous many-Fermion systems. III. Numerical study
for screened Coulomb interaction, (with M.R.A. Shegelski,
D.J.W. Geldart and M.L. Glasser), Can. J. Phys. 72, (1993).
- Collective modes in the two-dimensional electron
liquid near the Wigner phase transition, (with L. Swierkowski, J.
Szymanski and L. Liu) J. Low Temp. Phys. 89, 251 - 256 (1992).
- Positron Surface Sticking Rates, (with A.B.
Walker, J. Szymanski and K.O. Jensen), Phys. Rev. A 46, 1687 -
- Enhancement of Wigner Crystallization in
Multiple-Quantum-Well Structures, (with L.Swierkowski and
J.Szymanski), Phys. Rev. Lett. 67, 240 - 243 (1991).
- Dynamical Theory for Strongly Correlated Two
Dimensional Electron Systems, (with A. Sjölander, L. Swierkowski and
J. Szymanski), Phys. Rev. B 44, 6291 - 6305 (1991)
- Adsorption of Zinc on Cadmium Telluride and
Mercury Telluride Surfaces, (with K.A.I.L. Wijewardena J.
Szymanski), Phys. Rev. B 44, 6344 - 6350 (1991).
- New Quantum Interference Effect in Rotating
Systems, (with C. H. Tsai), Phys. Rev. A 37, 619--621
- Angular Distribution of Positrons Emitted from
Metal Surfaces, (with R.M. Nieminen and J. Szymanski), Phys. Rev B 38,
- Surface Barrier Effects in Low Energy Positron
Diffraction, (with P.J. Jennings), Solid State Comm.
65, 649--652 (1988).
- Energy Loss Mechanism for Hot Electrons in GaAs, (with
D.X. Lu and J. Szymanski), J. de Physique 48, 263--266 (1987).
- Electron and Hole Self Energy Contributions to
the Dynamic Structure Factor in Interacting Electron Systems, (with
F. Green and J. Szymanski), Phys. Rev. B 35, 124 - 132 (1987).
- Multipair Excitations and Sum Rules in
Interacting Electron Systems, (with F. Green, D. Pines and J.
Szymanski), Phys. Rev. B 35, 133--144 (1987).
- Adsorption on Narrow Gap Semiconductors,
(with H.J. Kreuzer and J.Szymanski), Phys. Rev. A 36, 3294 -
- Phonon Emission by a Hot Two Dimensional Electron
Gas in a Quantizing Magnetic Field (with G.A. Toombs, F.W. Sheard
and L.J. Challis), Sol. State Comm. 64, 577 - 581 (1987).
- Emission of Thermal Positrons from Metal Surfaces,
(with R.M. Nieminen and J. Szymanski), Phys. Rev. A 33,
1567 – 1571 (1986).
- Dynamical Theory of Binary Ionic Mixtures,
(with K.I. Golden and F.Green), Phys. Rev. A, Rapid
Comm. 31, 3529 3532 (1985).
- Functional Dependence of Electron Mobility on the
Distance of Remote Donor Impurities from the Interface in AlGaAs/GaAs
Heterostructures, (with J. Szymanski, F. Green, P.G. Kemeny and B.J.
Linard), App. Surf. Sci. 22, 992--996 (1985).
- First Principles Calculation of the Dynamic
Structure Factor for the Electron Gas in Metallic Systems, (with F.
Green and J. Szymanski), Phys. Rev. B 31, 5837 - 5840 (1985).
- Nonlinear Response Function Approach to Binary
Ionic Mixtures: Dynamical Theory, (with K.I. Golden and F.
Green), Phys. Rev. A 32, 1669 - 1692 (1985).
- Bound Electron States of Coulombic Impurities and
their Effect on Mobility in Inversion Layers, (with F. Green and J.
Szymanski), Surf. Sci. 142, 279 - 283 (1984).
- A Conserving Dynamic Theory for the Electron Gas,
(with F. Green and J. Szymanski), Phys. Rev B 31, 2779 - 2795
- The Dynamic Structure Factor for the Electron Gas
in Metallic Systems, (with F. Green and J. Szymanski), Phys. Rev B
31, 2796 - 2815 (1985).
- Momentum Dependent Annihilation Rate for
Positrons in Metals, Phys. Rev. B 26, 60 - 65 (1982).
- Direct Evidence for Dynamic Electron Electron
Correlations in Metals, (with F. Green and J. Szymanski),
Phys. Rev. Lett. 48, 638--641 (1982)
- Photodesorption of Diatomic Molecules by Laser -
Molecular Vibrational Coupling, (with H.J. Kreuzer), Chem. Phys.
Letters 78, 50 -53 (1981).
- Rate Equations for Positronium Formation at Metal
Surfaces, (with H.J. Kreuzer and Z.W. Gortel), Solid
State Comm. 35, 781 -784 (1981).
- On the Validity of a Hydrodynamic Description of
Laser – Driven Fusion, (with H.J. Kreuzer), J. Plasma Physics
23, 357 -381 (1981).
- Study of the Electronic Structure of Model (110)
Surfaces and Interfaces of Semi-Infinite III-V Compound
Semiconductors: The GaSb--InAs System, (with N.V. Dandekar and
A. Madhukar), Phys. Rev. B 21, 5687 - 5705 (1980).
- Enhancement of Positron Annihilation with Core
Electrons in Solids, (with E. Bonderup and J.U. Andersen), Phys.
Rev. B 20, 883 -899 (1979).
- Study of Interface Electronic Structure of a
Model Metal-Semiconductor Interface, (with A. Madhukar), Phys.
Rev. B 17, 3832 -3843 (1978).
- Solidification of Helium-4 Monolayer, (with
M.A. Lee and C.W. Woo), Phys. Rev. B 14, 4874 - 4882 (1976).
- New Variational Treatment of the Ground State of
Solid Helium, (with C.W. Woo), Phys. Rev. B 13, 3790 - 3798 (1976).
- Theory of Quantum Crystals, (with
C.W. Woo), Phys. Lett. 56A, 402 - 404 (1976).
- Caging and the Solidification of Neutron Star
Matter, (with C.W. Woo), Phys. Rev. D 13, 3201 -
- Electron Correlations at Metallic Densities,
(with G.E. Brown), Phys. Rev. B 12, 2138 - 2149
- Positron Annihilation and Electron Correlations
in Metals, (with A.D. Jackson), Phys. Rev. B 12, 1689 - 1706 (1975).
- Single-Electron Energies, Many Electron Effects,
and the Renormalized Atom Scheme as Applied to Rare-Earth Metals,
(with J.F. Herbst and R.E. Watson), Phys. Rev. B 6, 1913 - 1924 (1972).
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