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Nanoscale Movies of Quantum Structure Formation (physics)

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    Prof D Jesson
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  • Competition Funded PhD Project (European/UK Students Only)
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Project Description

Quantum structures consisting of just a few thousand atoms can be created, or self-assembled, from atomic beams of atoms incident on a surface. These structures take the form of dots, rings, multiple rings, and molecules. However, one of the great challenges is to understand how nanoscale features such as quantum rings actually form. This project will utilise a unique surface electron microscope at Cardiff to make real-time movies of quantum structure self-assembly. The aim will be to understand how to tailor specific quantum features from the collective behaviour of atoms, leading to potential applications underpinning electron spin memory devices, fundamental
quantum physics and quantum computing.

Funding Notes

This project is available to students applying for funded PhD studentships and may be altered or withdrawn.
Studentships will be awarded to successful applicants from all applications received. Applicants must satisfy RCUK residency rules for the full studentship.

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