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    Prof Philip Salmon
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Project Description

We are aiming to recruit an outward-looking and enthusiastic person to help in the development of a new high-pressure and high-temperature neutron scattering capability for investigating the structure and properties of materials under extreme conditions. The project is joint between the University of Bath (see http://www.bath.ac.uk/physics/contacts/academics/philip_salmon/) and the ISIS facility, a world-leading centre for research in the physical and life sciences that is based at the Rutherford Appleton Laboratory near Oxford (see http://www.isis.stfc.ac.uk/). The work will benefit from the training opportunities offered by the Bristol-Bath Centre for Doctoral Training (CDT) in Condensed Matter Physics (see http://www.bristol.ac.uk/physics/cdtcmp/).

Your role will be to develop a world-leading capability for using neutron diffraction for measuring the structural transformations that are driven by high pressure and temperature conditions. In this way, benchmark experimental information will be provided for constructing realistic theoretical models for understanding the atomic and electronic properties of matter under extreme conditions. This fundamental understanding is vital for research areas that range from the design of modern materials with novel properties, to the role of hot compressed rock and magma in planetary phenomena such as volcanoes and earthquakes.

The starting date for the successful candidate will be in September 2016.

Funding Notes

The studentship is sponsored jointly by ISIS and the Bristol-Bath CDT in Condensed Matter Physics. The funding will cover UK/EU fees and will provide a stipend (equivalent to the Research Council UK rate) for a period of 4 years. Recruitment will be via the CDT (http://www.bristol.ac.uk/physics/cdtcmp/). The first year will be spent in the CDT, and an aggregate of 12 months from years 2-4 will be spent at ISIS, thus providing an opportunity for research in both university and central facility environments.

Please note: only UK and EU students are eligible for this funding.

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