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  Tuning Correlated Electron Systems from Magnetism to Unconventional Superconductivity
  Dr P G Niklowitz
Application Deadline: 30 September 2019

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Applications are invited for a PhD project in Experimental Condensed Matter Physics. In this project you will explore the rich temperature-pressure phase diagrams of strongly correlated electron systems.
  Quantum Magnetism probed via Magnetic Resonance
  Dr M Chung
Applications accepted all year round

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Quantum magnets are one of the simplest quantum many-body systems exhibiting a rich variety of exotic quantum phases and transitions.
  ISIS Beamline Facility Development Studentship: Opto-Electronic Control of Magnetism
  Dr O Cespedes, Prof S Langridge
Application Deadline: 30 June 2019

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This is a joint project to be carried out in collaboration between the ISIS Neutron and Muon Source, a world-leading centre for research at the STFC Rutherford Appleton Laboratory (RAL) near Oxford, and the University of Leeds.
  Nano-magnetism in atomically thin 2D quantum materials and their heterostructures
  Research Group: Inorganic Semiconductors
  Prof A Tartakovskii
Applications accepted all year round

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Following the discovery of graphene, a large family of layered crystals has attracted significant attention. The properties of these materials range from superconductors and metals, to semiconductors and insulators.
  Superconductivity of YbRh2Si2, a candidate topological superconductor
  Prof J Saunders, Dr L Levitin
Applications accepted all year round

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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.
  Development and Application of Deep Learning in materials chemistry
  Dr Y Goulermas, Prof M J Rosseinsky
Application Deadline: 30 June 2019

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In the quest for key advanced materials (e.g. cathodes and electrolytes for safer and higher capacity batteries) the interplay of many considerations including structure, bonding, and defect chemistry makes it challenging to develop a material that is stable and has the required performance e.g.
  Development of a quantum spin-current generator
  Research Group: Intelligent Systems and Nanoscience
  Prof A Hirohata
Applications accepted all year round

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We plan to observe new quantum phenomena by measuring nanoscale spintronic devices at very low-temperature.
  Development of a spin transistor beyond CMOS
  Research Group: Intelligent Systems and Nanoscience
  Prof A Hirohata
Applications accepted all year round

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Alongside with the Departmental research theme, "Advanced Computational Technologies," we seek a PhD student who is interested in developing a next-generation transistor using not electron charges but electron spins.
  Heusler alloy films for nano-spintronic devices
  Research Group: Intelligent Systems and Nanoscience
  Prof A Hirohata
Applications accepted all year round

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Heusler-alloy films are theoretically predicted to show 100% spin polarisation and is therefore ideal to be used in spintronic devices [1],[2].
  Realizing quantum materials with atomically layered helium films
  Prof J Saunders
Applications accepted all year round

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Historically the study of helium has played a central role in condensed matter physics.
  Towards measuring the magnetic field of single atoms: EMCD in electron microscope
  Research Group: Condensed Matter Physics
  Dr V Lazarov, Dr D Kepaptsoglou
Applications accepted all year round

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The desire for investigation tools with the ability of detecting very localized magnetic properties down to atomic scale is driven by the need of drive of developing ultrafast, low power and non-volatile data and logic devices.
  Terahertz magnonics
  Dr R Mikhaylovskiy
Applications accepted all year round

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Finding a fundamentally new way for data processing in the fastest and most energy efficient manner is a frontier problem for applied physics and technology.
  Multi-scale patterning and nonlinear behaviours of smart materials (Advert Reference: SF18/MCE/CHEN)
  Dr X Chen
Applications accepted all year round

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Smart materials are materials exhibiting multi-physics coupling behaviours. So they can be actuated by various physical fields, such as stress field, thermal field, electric field and magnetic field.
  Probing Quantum States with Nano-Electro-Mechanical Systems (NEMS)
  Dr A Casey
Applications accepted all year round

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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.
  Machine-learning design of novel magnets
  Prof S Sanvito
Applications accepted all year round

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A PhD position is available from September 2019 in the School of Physics and the CRANN Institute (www.crann.tcd.ie) at Trinity College Dublin (Ireland).
  Strategic synthesis of magnetically interesting high nuclearity complexes of 3d-4f metal ions
  Research Group: Chemistry and Biosciences
  Dr S Nayak, Dr C Seaton
Applications accepted all year round

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Molecule-based magnets are highly interesting with their potential applications in high-density data storage devices and quantum computing.
  Molecular assemblies for technology and security applications (CAMMIDGEAU19SF) 
  Prof A N Cammidge, Dr T E Storr
Application Deadline: 31 May 2019

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This PhD project will exploit recent advances in the group to investigate new porphyrin-phthalocyanine hybrids and their subsequent assembly into higher-order supermolecules.
  Evaluation of spin-orbit torques in thin film magnetic materials and their use in driving topological structures
  Prof R Hicken, Dr P.S Keatley
Application Deadline: 31 May 2019

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Joint supervisors. Prof R J Hicken, Dr P S Keatley. External supervisor. Prof K L Livesey (University of Colorado, UCCS). ***. Statement of Research.
  Computational materials design and discovery
  Prof M J Rosseinsky
Application Deadline: 30 June 2019

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This project will suit applicants with interests in the development and application of new methods for the computational understanding and prediction of new materials.
  New Horizons in Quasicrystals
  Prof R McGrath, Dr HR Sharma
Application Deadline: 31 May 2019

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This PhD project deals with the atomic scale characterization of growth of thin films on surfaces of quasicrystals using surface science techniques such as Scanning Tunnelling Microscopy (STM), Low Energy Electron Diffraction (LEED), and X-ray Photoemission Spectroscopy (XPS).
  Composite Materials Processing for Solid State Batteries
  Dr E J Cussen
Application Deadline: 30 June 2019

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A fully funded PhD studentship is available for the study of synthesis, preparation, and materials processing of new metal oxides to deliver all Solid State Batteries.
  Iron Oxidation at the atomic scale: an In-situ environmental TEM/STEM study
  Research Group: Condensed Matter Physics
  Dr L Lari, Dr V Lazarov
Application Deadline: 1 October 2019

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Fe and Fe-oxide (FeOx) based nanoparticles (NPs) have shown promising applications in physical and medical sciences. These include magnetic storage devices, catalysis, contrast enhancement in magnetic resonance imaging and magnetic hyperthermia.
  Modelling the properties of electron and hole polarons in materials
  Research Group: Condensed Matter Physics
  Dr K McKenna
Application Deadline: 1 September 2019

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The strong coupling between electrons and phonons in some materials leads to the formation of small polarons (quasiparticles comprised of a localised electron and an associated polarisation field).
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