Stephen Blundell is currently Professor of Physics in the Department of Physics at Oxford University and Tutor at Mansfield College. He was an undergraduate at Cambridge University and studied for his Ph.D. at the Cavendish Laboratories before moving to Oxford in 1993, first as an EPSRC research fellow, then as a Merton College Junior Research Fellow, before taking up a university lectureship in 1997. He was a co-recipient of the Daiwa-Adrian prize in 1999. Prof. Blundell’s current research interests include the properties of correlated electrons in the solid state, particularly magnetism and superconductivity in organic systems and complex oxides, the use of high magnetic fields to probe Fermi surfaces, and muon-spin rotation to measure internal magnetic field distributions and dynamics.
Prof. Blundell is a member of Christians in Science and an occasional speaker on science/faith issues.
Selected recent research papers
- Blundell, Stephen (2001) Magnetism in Condensed Matter Oxford University Press.
- Hayward, M. A., Cussen, E. J., Claridge, J. B., Bieringer, M., Rosseinsky, M. J., Kiely, C. J., Blundell, S. J., Marshall, I. M. and Pratt, F. L. (2002) The hydride anion in an extended transition metal oxide array – LaSrCoO3H0.7 Science 295, 1882.
- Coldea, I., Blundell, S. J., Steer, C. A., Mitchell, J. F. and Pratt, F. L. (2002) Spin freezing and magnetic inhomogeneities in bilayer manganites Phys. Rev. Lett. 89, 277601.
- Blundell, S. J., Steer, C. A., Pratt, F. L., Marshall, I. M., Hayes W., and Ward, R. C. C. (2003) Detection of magnetic order in the S=1 chain LiVGe2O6 using implanted spin-polarized muons Phys. Rev. B 67, 224411.
- Blundell, S. J. (2004) Muon-spin rotation studies of electronic properties of molecular conductors and superconductors Chem. Rev. 104, 5717.
- Blundell, S. J. and Pratt, F. L. (2004) Organic and molecular magnets J. Phys.: Condens. Matter 16, R771.
- Goddard, P. A., Blundell, S. J., Singleton, J., McDonald, R. D., Ardavan, A., Narduzzo, A., Schleuter, J. A., Kini, A. M. and Sasaki, T. (2004) Angle-dependent magnetoresistance of the layered organic superconductor kappa-(ET)2Cu(NCS)2: Simulation and experiment Phys. Rev. B 69, 174509.
- Analytis, J. G., Blundell S. J. and Ardavan, A. (2004) Landau levels, molecular orbitals, and the Hofstadter butterfly in finite systems Am. J. Phys. 72, 613.