Quantum Phenomena in Novel Materials
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Reference No. EM 2019/11The Institute Quantum Phenomena in Novel Materialsis looking for PhD position (m/f/d) for the Investigations of Topological and Quantum Magnets (Master or Diploma in Physics) Tasks and Topic of the doctoral thesis"Investigations of Topological and Quantum Magnets"
The PhD student will investigate topological and quantum magnets with particular focus on frustrated and low dimensional magnetism.Current research has revealed exotic phases such as classical and quantum spin ice which exhibit monopole excitations and new forms of topological order such as spin liquids with fractional excitations. These phenomena will be investigated by selecting materials which display these properties and using the experimental techniques of bulk physical properties measurements as well as neutron and X-ray scattering to study their behaviour. Pressure and magnetic field will be used to tune the ground states and provide additional insight, while deeper understanding will also be gained by performing computer simulations and by collaboration with theorists.Requirements
Applicants should have or be close to finishing a master/diploma degree in physics and should have taken courses in condensed matter physics.
Please attach to your application the following documents:
Motivation letter, CV and the contact details of at least two academic references. Further Information Prof. Dr. Bella Lake+49 (30) email@example.com Closing Date: 30.06.2019 apply