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Accurate prediction of the melting curves of alloys with quantum molecular dynamics

   Department of Earth Sciences

   Wednesday, September 14, 2022  Funded PhD Project (UK Students Only)

About the Project

A 4-year studentship is available in the UCL Earth Sciences Department to work on a computer simulation project to investigate the effect of impurity inclusions on the melting curves of metals as function of pressure. The project will require the application of both electronic structure and statistical mechanics techniques to compute the free energies of solid and liquid phases. Complementary approaches to the calculation of melting properties will be employed. 

The successful applicant will have, or expected to obtain, a good degree in a relevant subject, e.g. physics, chemistry, or materials science, and an interest in computational research. Experience of computer modelling is desirable.

The position is available from the 1st October 2022. Applications should be sent to Prof. Dario Alfè, Department of Earth Sciences, University College London, WC1E 6BT, , and should include a full CV and the name and addresses of two academic referees.

This is an iCASE studentship funded by AWE and EPSRC and applicants should ordinarily be resident in the UK.

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