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Low-temperature Physics PhD Projects, Programs & Scholarships in the UK

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  Biogas upgrading by means of cyclic adsorption processes
  Dr C Fernandez-Martin, Dr D Dionisi
Applications accepted all year round

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Global warming is one of the most worldwide current challenges facing humanity, a direct consequence of the increasing CO2 emissions generated from the combustion of fossil fuels.
  Quantum dynamics of frustrated spin systems
  Research Group: Condensed Matter and Photonics
  Dr S Giblin
Applications accepted all year round

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We investigate the magnetic spin dynamics of bulk systems as quantum effects start to become relevant at low temperature. We do this by looking at spin relaxation using a variety of experimental probes.
  Superconducting diamond as a bridge to the quantum mechanical world
  Research Group: Condensed Matter and Photonics
  Prof O Williams, Dr S Giblin
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We investigate the quantum properties of devices made from superconducting diamond. Diamond has obvious industrial uses because of its inherent hardness, but we are interested in exploiting its properties when it is doped with Boron.
  Intertwined order in correlated quantum systems
  Dr D Lee, Dr A Ho
Application Deadline: 16 November 2019

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What happens when different kinds of order occur at the same time in the same material? This basic question builds on a long line of studies in trying to understand the structure of matter, which has always been a key goal in physics.
  Magnetic Thin Films for Energy Harvesting
  Dr K Morrison
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The spin Seebeck effect is a newly discovered phenomenon that manifests as the generation of a spin current when a magnetic material is subjected to a temperature gradient.
  Cooling mesoscopic electrons down to the quantum limit
  Dr J T Nicholls
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The study of mesoscopic semiconductor devices, where electrons are confined into submicron-sized dots and wires, has been extremely fruitful over the past 25 years.
  On-chip superconducting microwave cavities for superfluid optomechanics
  Dr X Rojas
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Studying quantum effects in mechanical systems is appealing to both understanding the foundation of quantum theory, and developing applications in quantum technology.
  Probing Quantum States with Nano-Electro-Mechanical Systems (NEMS)
  Dr A Casey
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Nano-Electro-Mechanical Systems (NEMS) represent a new key disruptive technology providing potential solutions for research and industry across a wide range of sectors, from Quantum Information processing through physical sensors to biological sensor applications.
  Realizing quantum materials with atomically layered helium films
  Prof J Saunders
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Historically the study of helium has played a central role in condensed matter physics.
  Superconductivity of YbRh2Si2, a candidate topological superconductor
  Prof J Saunders, Dr L Levitin
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YbRh2Si2 is a canonical heavy fermion metal with a field tuned quantum critical point. In recent work we have developed transport measurements on high quality single crystal samples which show it to be a superconductor below 10 mK.
  Topological mesoscopic superfluidity of 3He
  Prof J Saunders
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Superfluid 3He is one of the most exciting and rich condensed matter systems we know. Over the past thirty years its intellectual impact has been felt in areas as diverse as unconventional superconductivity, cosmology and turbulence.
  Tuning Correlated Electron Systems from Magnetism to Unconventional Superconductivity
  Dr P G Niklowitz
Application Deadline: 30 September 2019

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Applications are invited for a PhD project in Experimental Condensed Matter Physics. In this project you will explore the rich temperature-pressure phase diagrams of strongly correlated electron systems.
  EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Delivering Quantum Technologies

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4-year PhD programme in quantum technology and quantum systems engineering. • Quantum technologies involve control and manipulation of quantum states to achieve results not possible with classical matter, transforming measurement, communication and computation.
  A van der Waals heterostructure with anisotropic transport by stacking atomic 2D crystals
  Dr A Ilie, Dr M Mucha-Kruczynski
Applications accepted all year round

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Materials or device structures with electron transport anisotropy are not trivial to create, while promising unconventional functionalities, such as 2D logic operations or electron waveguiding.
  Quantum Magnetism probed via Magnetic Resonance
  Dr M Chung
Applications accepted all year round

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Quantum magnets are one of the simplest quantum many-body systems exhibiting a rich variety of exotic quantum phases and transitions.
  Atom matterwave interferometry and inertial measurement
  Dr T Freegarde
Applications accepted all year round

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Our experimental and theoretical research addresses atom interferometry, from fundamental aspects to its use for inertial sensing and applications as a quantum technology for navigation.
  PhD Studentship in Quantum optics and photonics: integrated components from quantum mechanics to quantum technologies
  Dr A Politi
Applications accepted all year round

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Applications are invited for a postgraduate student to join a new research project in the Quantum nanoPhotonics (QnP) group at the University of Southampton.
  Giant Rydberg polaritons
  Dr H Ohadi
Applications accepted all year round

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Exploiting the laws of quantum mechanics for the benefit of humanity in the so-called "second quantum revolution" is one of the greatest challenges of the 21st century.
  Finite temperature superfluid turbulence flow-structure interactions via immersed boundary methods
  Dr D Kivotides
Applications accepted all year round

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This is a multidisciplinary research project that combines the quantum physics of superfluid turbulence flows with advanced computational fluid dynamics for flow-structure interactions.
  Probing Quantum States With Silicon Carbide Nanoelectronics
  Research Group: Quantum Technologies
  Dr A Rossi
Applications accepted all year round

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Description. Unbreakable cryptography, teleportation of information and ultra-fast computing will soon cease to be figments of science fiction literature.
  Quantum Dot Spin State Tailoring for Scalable On-Chip Quantum Information Processing
  Dr K Lagoudakis, Prof R Martin
Applications accepted all year round

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A successful implementation of a fault tolerant quantum computer based on solid state spin qubits will most likely involve their arrangement in a regular lattice.
  PhD Studentship on Dynamics of Quantum Gases
  Prof P Krueger
Application Deadline: 30 September 2019

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There is a long history of probing fundamental quantum mechanics using atomic physics. In our group, we investigate complex many-body phenomena such as quantum phase transitions and manipulation of low-dimensional quantum systems both in and out of equilibrium using ultracold atomic gases on atom chips.
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