Superconductivity of YbRh2Si2, a candidate topological superconductor
Prof J Saunders, Dr L Levitin
30 January 2019
YbRh2Si2 is a canonical heavy fermion metal with a field tuned quantum critical point. In recent work we have developed transport measurements on high quality single crystal samples which show it to be a superconductor below 10 mK.
X-ray Spectroscopy Quantification of f-block Electronic Structure
Dr M Baker, Dr D P Mills
28 February 2019
Applicants are invited to pursue a fully funded postgraduate studentship in the research group of Dr. Michael L. Baker and Dr. David Mills at The University of Manchester at Harwell, located alongside the Diamond Light Source and ISIS Neutron and Muon Source near Oxford.
Probing Quantum States with Nano-Electro-Mechanical Systems (NEMS)
Dr A Casey
31 January 2019
Nano-Electro-Mechanical Systems (NEMS) represent a new key disruptive technology providing potential solutions for research and industry across a wide range of sectors, from Quantum Information processing through physical sensors to biological sensor applications.
Tectonomagmatic formation of Earth’s first continents, the Slaufrudalur Pluton, SE Iceland
Dr A R Hastie, Dr C T Stevenson
21 January 2019
Earth is the only planet in our solar system that has distinctive oceanic and continental crust. Importantly, the growth of Earth’s first stable and preserved continental crust about 4 billion years ago modified the early mantle, hydrosphere and atmosphere and enabled terrestrial life to evolve.