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  PhD Studentship: Development of cooling strategies and advanced numerical approaches for heat transfer in nuclear fusion reactor components under extreme heat loads
  Dr I Langella
Application Deadline: 3 June 2020

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Application details. Reference number. AAE-HX-2003. Start date of studentship. 1 October 2020. Closing date of advert. 3 June 2020.
  PhD Studentship: Development of cooling strategies and advanced numerical approaches for heat transfer in nuclear fusion reactor components under extreme heat loads
  Dr H Xia
Application Deadline: 22 June 2020

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Reference number. AAE-HX-2003. Start date of studentship. 1 October 2020. Closing date of advert. 22 June 2020. Interview date. Within two weeks of the closing date.
  Non—invasive instrumentation development for particle accelerators on the basis of Cherenkov diffraction radiation
  Dr P Karataev
Applications accepted all year round

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Cherenkov diffraction radiation appears when a charged particle moves in the vicinity of and parallel to a dielectric interface. The intensity is proportional to the length of the radiator.
  Laser driven novel particle sources
  Prof D Neely, Prof P McKenna
Application Deadline: 26 June 2020

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The PhD project involves investigation of the use of ultra-intense lasers to drive novel sources of secondary particles and radiation, with particular emphasis on the generation of muon beams or penetrating radiation capable of being used for imaging applications.
  PhD in glass and glass-ceramic materials for waste immobilisation applications
  Prof Paul Bingham
Applications accepted all year round

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PhD candidates with a passion for materials science, engineering, physics and/or chemistry, applied to the fields of energy and the environment, should apply.
  Experimental Demonstration of Terahertz-Driven Particle Acceleration
  Dr D Graham, Dr R Appleby, Dr S Jamison, Dr G Burt
Applications accepted all year round

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There is growing interest in the use of laser-generated terahertz (THz) radiation sources to reduce the scale of today’s particle accelerators with the ultimate dream of producing compact laboratory-sized machines for applications ranging from versatile x-ray sources to medical treatment.
  Mapping the radiation tolerance and local mechanics of nuclear Reactor Pressure Vessel steels
  Research Group: Metallurgy and Corrosion
  Dr E Jimenez-Melero, Prof G Burke
Application Deadline: 31 July 2020

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The aim of the project is to evaluate the impact of the local microstructure on the radiation damage and mechanical performance of neutron-irradiated Reactor Pressure Vessels (RPV) steels at relevant reactor conditions and in the bulk microstructure, with sufficient spatial resolution and chemical sensitivity to identify local changes in chemistry, phases, microstructure and plasticity/hardening.
  Understanding and minimizing radiation damage in breast tissues
  Dr M Sherratt, Miss C Kirwan, Prof S Cartmell
Applications accepted all year round

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Human beings are subjected to many forms of radiation both natural (principally ultraviolet radiation [UVR]) and artificial (diagnostic and therapeutic X-rays).
  Range verification in proton beam therapy through prompt gamma-ray imaging
  Dr M Taylor, Prof R Mackay
Applications accepted all year round

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Project description. The beauty of proton therapy over x-ray therapy is that the majority of protons stop within the patient. The problem lies in the fact that we cannot tell, with a great degree of accuracy, exactly where they stop !.
  Scholarships available for SECReT: The International Training Centre for Security and Crime Related Research Degrees

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SECReT. The International Training Centre for Security and Crime Related Research Degrees.
  Next generation solid-state sodium electrolytes for battery and sensor applications
  Prof P S Salmon, Dr A Zeidler
Applications accepted all year round

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This PhD project is on the development of sodium-based solid-state electrolytes for re-chargeable battery and sensor applications.
  Microscintillator radioactivity detector
  Dr K Aplin
Applications accepted all year round

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This project offers an exciting opportunity to work at the interface between physics and engineering, and gain experience in industry.
  Long-term behaviour of nuclear wasteforms under geological disposal conditions
  Dr AH Mir
Application Deadline: 26 June 2020

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Geological disposal of nuclear waste is an internationally accepted methodology for nuclear waste management and pursued by the United Kingdom.
  Cosmic-Ray Muons in Different Applications
  Research Group: Particle Physics and Particle Astrophysics
  Dr V Kudryavtsev
Applications accepted all year round

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Cosmic-ray muons are known to be useful in applications beyond particle astrophysics. They have helped with mapping structure of volcanoes and with finding voids in various geological structures.
  Dark Matter Search with the LZ Experiment
  Research Group: Particle Physics and Particle Astrophysics
  Dr V Kudryavtsev
Applications accepted all year round

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LUX-ZEPLIN (LZ) is a project to build and operate a high-sensitivity dark matter experiment in the deep mine at SURF (South Dakota, USA) able to probe most of the WIMP parameter space region free from neutrino background.
  Neutrino Oscillation Study and Proton Decay Search with DUNE
  Research Group: Particle Physics and Particle Astrophysics
  Dr V Kudryavtsev
Applications accepted all year round

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DUNE is a large international project to design, construct and operate a multi-kiloton scale liquid argon detector for neutrino physics, neutrino astrophysics and a search for physics beyond the Standard Model.
  Engineering material properties by ultrafast laser writing for photonics and information technology
  Research Group: Fibre & Systems Group
  Prof P Kazansky
Application Deadline: 31 August 2020

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Supervisor. Professor Peter Kazansky. Project description. High-power ultrafast lasers enable the new technique of direct optical writing for patterning waveguides, micro- and nano-structures in three dimensions, to provide entirely new functionalities in optoelectronics.
  Printed optics by ultrafast laser nanostructuring of transparent materials
  Research Group: Fibre & Systems Group
  Prof P Kazansky
Application Deadline: 31 August 2020

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Supervisor. Professor Peter Kazansky. Project description. High-power ultrafast lasers enable the new technique of direct optical writing for patterning waveguides, micro- and nano-structures in three dimensions, to provide entirely new functionalities in optoelectronics.
  Coherent and incoherent attosecond x-ray sources based on laser-plasma interactions
  Prof D Jaroszynski
Applications accepted all year round

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PhDs are offered in an exciting and challenging research area, with a vibrant group of experimentalists and theoreticians developing and applying ultra-compact accelerators and x-ray sources based on laser-plasma interactions.
  Hybrid beam-driven plasma wakefield acceleration for highest brightness beams
  Prof B Hidding
Applications accepted all year round

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We are on a quest towards ultracompact electron accelerators and 5th generation light sources -- transformative ultrafast microscopes for the 21st century.
  Imaging and Nuclear Waste Characterisation using laser plasma accelerators
  Prof D Jaroszynski, Dr M Shahzad, Dr E Higgins
Application Deadline: 12 June 2020

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The University of Strathclyde are inviting applications for a PhD position to join exciting new projects in developing novel knowledge and potential applications using laser-plasma wakefield accelerators (LWFAs) (1).
  Study of ultra-high charge, sub-picosecond duration, MeV electron beams from laser wakefield accelerators
  Prof D Jaroszynski, Dr G baldacchino, Dr A Maitrallain
Application Deadline: 12 June 2020

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The University of Strathclyde invites applications for a PhD position to join an exciting new project developing knowledge of laser-plasma wakefield accelerators (LWFAs) (1) and investigating their applications.
  Theoretical and numerical studies of relativistic laser-plasma interaction and applications
  Prof Z Sheng
Applications accepted all year round

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You might be a potential candidate if you are interested in using high performance computing to discover novel physics or solve key problems in high intensity laser-matter interactions and their applications, particularly in advanced particle accelerators and radiation sources (from THz to X-rays).
  Emerging targeted radiation therapies: simulations and benchmarking of cellular response to radiation.
  Research Group: Nuclear Physics
  Dr C Diget
Application Deadline: 31 May 2020

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Ionizing radiation is a highly effective way to treat cancer. It is used in about 50% of all cancer patients, either alone or in combination with surgery or chemotherapy.
  From Big Bang nucleosynthesis to medical science: advanced electronic signal analysis for extreme-light experiments in nuclear science.
  Research Group: Nuclear Physics
  Dr C Diget, Dr C Matei
Application Deadline: 31 May 2020

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The Extreme-Light Infrastructure - Nuclear Physics (ELI-NP) is currently under construction in Bucharest, Romania.
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