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Quantum Magnetism probed via Magnetic Resonance

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

Project Description

Quantum magnets are one of the simplest quantum many-body systems exhibiting a rich variety of exotic quantum phases and transitions. A thorough experimental investigation into quantum magnets can be closely compared with theories and calculations, thereby enabling understanding from bottom up collective quantum phenomena that is at the heart of modern condensed matter physics.

This PhD project will focus on ‘quantum-critical’ states of magnets that occur in proximity of zero-temperature quantum phase transition. The student will in particular work on quasi-low-dimensional magnets under very low temperature and strong magnetic field to bring about large quantum fluctuations. This is mainly an experimental project using Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR), a well-established and powerful technique of probing electron spin states and dynamics. However, the student will be encouraged to engage with theoretical treatment of the problem.

The project will take place in the Condensed Matter Group, under the supervision of Dr. Mingee Chung ( The Group has a long and distinguished history, routinely collaborate with a number of internationally leading research groups and secure challenging experiments at the large facilities across the world.

Please contact Dr Mingee Chung via email for more information in advance of applying, providing a CV with a couple of contact details for reference. A short cover letter is welcome.

Funding Notes

Funding covering tuition fees and living stipend is only available to UK/EU nationals. Non-EU/UK candidates will only be considered if they are funded by other means.


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