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  Photochemical Pathways of Photoinitiators: a Study for Inkjet Applications and Beyond
  Dr J N Moore, Prof S Duckett
Application Deadline: 24 July 2020

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This PhD project will explore the mode of action of the latest generation of organic photoinitiators used in industrial UV inkjet printing and beyond.
  How artificial intelligence can improve nuclear physics?
  Research Group: Nuclear Physics
  Dr A Pastore, Dr C Barton
Application Deadline: 31 May 2020

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In recent years, thanks to the remarkable progress in the domain of artificial intelligence, we have now at our disposal very powerful tools to help our scientific investigation.
  Structure of exotic nuclei via lifetime measurements
  Research Group: Nuclear Physics
  Dr M Petri
Application Deadline: 31 May 2020

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In the nuclear physics group at York, we focus on carrying out world-leading research aimed at the study of the fundamental properties of atomic nuclei and the origin of elements in the cosmos, employing and developing state-of-the-art experimental and theoretical techniques.
  Nuclear DFT studies of magnetic moments in odd nuclei
  Research Group: Nuclear Physics
  Prof J Dobaczewski, Dr A Pastore
Application Deadline: 31 May 2020

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The tool of choice to describe properties of atomic nuclei from light to heavy and from drip-line to drip-line is the nuclear density functional theory (NDFT).
  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.
  Laser-assisted studies of shapes/sizes and decay properties of exotic nuclei at CERN (Geneva, Switzerland) and RIKEN (Tokyo, Japan)
  Research Group: Nuclear Physics
  Prof A Andreyev
Application Deadline: 31 May 2020

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This PhD project focuses on studies of collective properties of exotic nuclei, in particular on their shapes/radii and on their fission properties.
  Defects and stress in 2D light-emitting materials
  Research Group: Condensed Matter Physics
  Dr Y Wang
Application Deadline: 31 May 2020

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Two-dimensional materials “beyond graphene”, including transition metal dichalcogenides (TMDs), hexagonal boron nitride (h-BN), and 2D layers of pure elements, like phosphorus, have shown some exceptional properties.
  Single-particle strength and nucleon correlations in exotic nuclei
  Research Group: Nuclear Physics
  Dr S Paschalis
Application Deadline: 31 May 2020

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In the nuclear physics group at York, we focus on carrying out world-leading research aimed at the study of the fundamental properties of atomic nuclei and the origin of elements in the cosmos, employing and developing state-of-the-art experimental and theoretical techniques.
  Neutron star in common envelope phase – progenitor to NS-NS merger
  Research Group: Nuclear Physics
  Dr A Laird, Dr C Diget
Application Deadline: 31 May 2020

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The recent detection of strontium [1] in the kilonova spectra from the neutron star – neutron star merger (GW170817) has confirmed that these mergers are a key site of r-process nucleosynthesis.
  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.
  First principles modelling of defects in solar absorber materials
  Research Group: Condensed Matter Physics
  Dr K McKenna
Application Deadline: 31 May 2020

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A number of materials are emerging as promising candidates to replace silicon in the next generation of solar cells. They offer the prospect of high efficiency, low cost and flexibility allowing for their incorporation into building materials for example.
  2D materials for bio- and chemical- sensing applications
  Research Group: Condensed Matter Physics
  Dr Y Wang
Application Deadline: 31 May 2020

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Graphene and graphene-like two dimensional (2D) materials, such as transition metal dichalcogenides (TMDs), hexagonal boron nitride (h-BN), and transition metal oxides (TMOs), have attracted great attention for a wide variety of biosensing technologies in recent years.
  Identifying promising materials for antiferromagnetic spintronics
  Research Group: Condensed Matter Physics
  Dr K McKenna, Prof A Hirohata
Application Deadline: 31 May 2020

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Conventional microelectronic components such as transistors and solid-state memories process and store information by the manipulation of electrical currents.
  Modelling the properties of electron and hole polarons in materials
  Research Group: Condensed Matter Physics
  Dr K McKenna
Application Deadline: 31 May 2020

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The strong coupling between electrons and phonons in some materials leads to the formation of small polarons (quasiparticles comprised of a localised electron and an associated polarisation field).
  Electrical Steels
  Research Group: Condensed Matter Physics
  Prof M I J Probert, Dr A Pratt
Application Deadline: 31 May 2020

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Electrical steels are a key component in electrical transformers. The traditional material is Fe,. due its high magnetic permeability.
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