David Logan

David Logan

Professorial Fellow; Coulson Professor of Theoretical Chemistry

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I give undergraduate Departmental lectures in Quantum Mechanics and Statistical Mechanics, two key areas of Theoretical Chemistry. I also lecture extensively at Graduate level , in Statistical Mechanics and Quantum Mechanics in Condensed Matter.


Research in my group centres on developing microscopic theories for a variety of phenomena relating  to the electronic properties of condensed matter, with particular emphasis on the roles of disorder,  strong electron correlations, and their interplay.  This encompasses both the vast world of the solid state, be it crystalline or amorphous, as well as mesoscopic and nanoscale systems such as quantum dots and molecular electronic devices. The work is very much interdisciplinary, straddling the borders of chemistry, physics and materials.

Selected Publications

Quasiparticle interference from magnetic impurities, P. G. Derry, A. K. Mitchell and D. E. Logan, Phys. Rev. B 92, 035126 (2015).

Multiple magnetic impurities on surfaces, A. K. Mitchell, P. G. Derry and D. E. Logan, Phys. Rev. B 91, 235127 (2015).

Common non-Fermi liquid phases in quantum impurity physics, D. E. Logan, A. P. Tucker and M. R. Galpin. Phys. Rev. B 90, 075150 (2014).

Generalized Wilson chain for solving multichannel quantum impurity problems, A. K. Mitchell, M. R. Galpin, S. Wilson-Fletcher, D. E. Logan and R. Bulla, Phys. Rev. B 89, 121105 (R) (2014).

Conductance fingerprint of Majorana fermions in the topological Kondo effect,  M. R. Galpin, A. K. Mitchell, J. Temaismithi, D. E. Logan, B. Beri and N. R. Cooper, Phys. Rev. B  89, 121105 (2014).

Local Moment Formation and Kondo Screening in Impurity Trimers, A. K. Mitchell, T. F. Jarrold, M. R. Galpin and D. E. Logan, J. Phys. Chem. B, 117, 12777 (2013).

Tunable Kondo Physics in a Carbon Nanotube Double Quantum Dot, S. J. Chorley, M. R. Galpin, F. W. Jayatilaka, C. G. Smith, D. E. Logan and M. R. Buitelaar, Phys. Rev. Lett., 109, 156804 (2012).

Two-channel Kondo physics in two-impurity Kondo models, A. K. Mitchell, E. Sela and D. E. Logan, Phys. Rev. Lett, 108, 086405 (2012).

Magnetic field effects in few-level quantum dots: Theory and application to experiment, C. J. Wright, M. R. Galpin and D. E. Logan, Phys. Rev. B 84, 115308 (2011).

Two-channel Kondo physics in tunnel-coupled double quantum dots, F. W. Jayatilaka, M. R. Galpin and D. E. Logan, Phys. Rev. B 84, 115111 (2011).

For a fuller list of publications please see research.chem.ox.ac.uk

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