[Neutron] Two PhD Positions: Investigation of Multiferroic Skyrmion Systems

Clemens Ulrich c.ulrich at unsw.edu.au
Sun Apr 2 10:44:48 CEST 2017

*Two PhD Positions*


*Investigation of Multiferroic Skyrmion Systems*

*Duration: 3.5 years, Stipend base level: $26,800 p.a.*



We are seeking two outstanding and enthusiastic PhD candidates at the 
University of New South Wales (UNSW) in Sydney for the groups of A/Prof. 
Jan Seidel in the School of Material Science and Engineering and A/Prof. 
C. Ulrich in the School of Physics.

The aim of the project is the study of topological spin systems, i.e. 
skyrmions in bulk single crystals as well as thin films. Skyrmions are 
chiral spin structures at the nanometer scale that currently receive 
tremendous attention as they offer a plethora of fascinating phenomena 
for fundamental research and future technological applications. The 
project involves growth and characterization of the related materials as 
well as their investigation by optical spectroscopy, neutron scattering, 
x-ray synchrotron techniques, as well as atomic force microscopy. 
Facilities for the growth of thin film samples using pulsed laser 
deposition and single crystals using an optical travelling solvent 
floating zone furnace are available at UNSW. Experiments using optical 
spectroscopy and atomic force microscopy will be conducted in the groups 
of A/Prof. C. Ulrich and A/Prof. J. Seidel at the UNSW, respectively. 
Neutron scattering and x-ray synchrotron scattering experiments will be 
performed at ANSTO in Sydney and at the Australian Synchrotron in 
Melbourne as well as at overseas research facilities.

Stipend supplements up to $7,500 p.a. are possible for exceptional 

*Your tasks*

  * Perform state-of-the-art experiments at UNSW Sydney and at national
    and international research facilities.
  * Data analysis, interpretation and publication of results in high
    profile journals.

*Your profile*

  * We are looking for candidates with a strong background in condensed
    matter physics.
  * Experience in one or more of the above mentioned techniques would be
    an advantage.
  * Ability to work in a dynamic international team.


*Further details*


For further information and the submission of the application please 

A/Prof. Jan Seidel (tel. +61 (2) 9385 4442,email: jan.seidel at unsw.edu.au) or

A/Prof. Clemens Ulrich (tel. +61 (2) 9385 7494, email: 
c.ulrich at unsw.edu.au).

Closing Date: April 30^th 2017.

A/Prof. C. Ulrich
University of New South Wales
Faculty of Science, School of Physics
Kensington, 2052 NSW, Sydney, Australia
phone: ++61 2938 57494
fax:   ++61 2938 56060

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