About the Project
In this project, you will address such a fundamental necessity by designing, developing and testing prototype engines operating at the single-atom quantum level. You will join a team that is realizing an innovative architecture based on cold atom technology: the working fluid of the engine will be a single atom that is immersed in a heat bath of atoms of a different species, while the piston will be embodied by an optical tweezer. The final goal is to realize the quantum version of the celebrated Carnot, Otto and Diesel engines.
Desirable skills for this project are some experimental ability, in particular in optics, a good understanding of quantum mechanics and atomic physics. Necessary skills are a genuine passion for research and good sense of humour. Please visit our website https://quantumgasesbham.wixsite.com/home for more information.
To find out more about studying for a PhD at the University of Birmingham, including full details of the research undertaken in the School, the funding opportunities available for your subject, and guidance on making your application, you can visit our website: https://www.birmingham.ac.uk/schools/physics/phd/phd.aspx
Non-EU Students: If you have the correct qualifications and access to your own funding, either from your home country or your own finances, your application to work on this project will be considered.
You can search for sources of funding at: www.birmingham.ac.uk/pgfunding
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