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Dynamics of complex magnets – non-colinear and frustrated antiferromagnets

  • Full or part time
  • Application Deadline
    Wednesday, July 31, 2019
  • Funded PhD Project (Students Worldwide)
    Funded PhD Project (Students Worldwide)

Project Description

Historically, antiferromagnets have been difficult to study and utilise as they do not couple strongly to external fields. Recent scientific advances have found new ways to directly control them, giving rise to the new field of antiferromagnetic spintronics. It is showing promise for next generation technologies to compliment or replace electronics. Even at this early stage, room-temperature prototype memory devices have been demonstrated. Interesting spin transport phenomenon have also been predicted, such as spin superfluidity.

In this PhD project we will focus on non-colinear and frustrated antiferromagnets, for example those with a triangular spin configuration. The work will involve creating and studying computational models of realistic materials on an atomic scale to better understand the dynamics and transport behaviour of magnons within these antiferromagnets. This PhD project benefits from generous international travel funding for summer schools, conferences and research visits.

Funding Notes

Royal Society funding covers the cost of fees up to £4,260 and provides maintenance matching the Research Council UK rate (£14,777 for 2018/19). Funding duration is 4 years. UK/EU and international applicants are welcome (though please be aware that the university fee rate for international PhD students is above the rate covered by the funding and the shortfall must be funded by the student).

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