PhD Student (f/m/d) for the Investigation of Quantum Materials (Master/Diploma in Physics)

Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin for Materials and Energy (HZB)

Berlin, Germany

Work group:

Quantum Phenomena in Novel Materials



Area of research:

PHD Thesis



Job description:

Reference No. EM 2019/28


The Institute Quantum Phenomena in Novel Materials is looking for


PhD Student (f/m/d) for the Investigation of Quantum Materials (Master/Diploma in Physics)


Tasks


The PhD student will investigate quantum materials with particular focus on frustrated and topological magnets. Current research has revealed exotic phases and excitations such as classical and quantum spin ice which exhibit monopole excitations, and new forms of topological order such as spin liquids with spinon 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. The PhD student is expected gain understanding of the physical processes by performing complex data analysis and computer simulations, collaboration with theoretical physicists will also provide insights.


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. Bella Lake


+40 30 8062 42058


bella.lake@helmholtz-berlin.de


Closing Date: 30.11.2019



Please apply via recruiter’s website.

Quote Reference: EM 2019/28

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