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Postgraduate Scholarship in Frustrated Magnetic Materials

  • Full or part time
  • Application Deadline
    Applications accepted all year round
  • Funded PhD Project (European/UK Students Only)
    Funded PhD Project (European/UK Students Only)

Project Description

Magnetic materials are fundamental to the operation of our contemporary technological society and frustrated materials offer new routes to exotic magnetic states. Geometric frustration arises when the crystal structure does not support conventional magnetic spin arrangements. In these cases, the complex interplay between structure, magnetism and electronic behaviour leads to exciting properties in the material. The aim of this project is to be able to predict and control the structural topography in the design of materials with frustrated magnetism. Two studentships will contribute to this research. This one will focus on understanding the structure and magnetic behaviour at the local scale, primarily using data collected at central facilities such as Diamond Light Source and ISIS Neutron and Muon Source (UK). The successful candidates will be based in the School of Physical Sciences at the University of Kent’s main campus in Canterbury. The successful candidates will be part of the Materials for Energy and Electronics and Physics of Quantum Materials research groups, and work under the supervision of Dr. Silvia Ramos and Dr. Donna Arnold (University of Kent) with co-supervision from Dr. Laura Vera Stimpson (Canterbury Christchurch University).

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Contact: For further information or informal enquiries, please contact Dr Silvia Ramos at .

How to Apply: To apply please go to [].

You will need to apply through the online application form on the main University website. Please note that you will be expected to provide personal details, education and employment history and supporting documentation (Curriculum Vitae, transcript of results, two academic references).

Deadline Date for Applications: Applications will remain open until the positions are filled
Interviews to be held: First round of interviews are expected to be held early December 2019

Funding Notes

Entry requirements and Funding: Applicants should have or expect to obtain a first or upper second class honours degree (or equivalent) in Chemistry, Physics or a related subject. These studentships are funded by the Leverhulme Trust and are offered at the standard UK Research Councils' rate (currently £15,009; to cover living costs) and will additionally cover tuition fees at the Home/EU rate (currently £4,327 per annum). This scholarship is available to both UK and EU nationals. The University of Kent is committed to the principles of inclusivity and diversity.

How good is research at University of Kent in Physics?

FTE Category A staff submitted: 5.00

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