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  Quantum spin Hall spintronics


   Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences

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  Prof Christopher Marrows, Prof E Linfield  No more applications being accepted  Funded PhD Project (UK Students Only)

About the Project

In this project we shall investigate the potential for spintronics of the quantum spin Hall (QSH) regime in hybrid nanostructures made by attaching ferromagnetic metal contacts to the edge states of two-dimensional topological insulators. 

Being able to harness the spin-momentum-locked helical edge states in the QSH regime will allow us to direct the spatial path of electrical currents by controlling their spin. This breakthrough has the potential for exploiting quantised electrical conduction to realise dramatic reductions in the power consumption of classical ICT hardware and provide a route to topological quantum computing by exploiting the presence of Majorana bound states.

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Funding Notes

A highly competitive EPSRC Quantum Technologies Doctoral Training Partnership Studentship offering the award of fees, together with a tax-free maintenance grant of £19,237 per year for 3.5 years. Training and support will also be provided. This opportunity is open to UK applicants only.


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