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LS 310 Core Lab: Crystal cultivation

Doctoral Student (f/m/d) for the Investigation of Quantum Magnets

Reference No.: QM 2024/6

The Institute of Quantum Phenomena in Novel Materials undertakes world leading research in quantum and frustrated magnetism, multifunctional materials and superconductivity. As well as operating several X-ray instruments at the BESSY II synchrotron, we also host the Core Laboratory for Quantum Materials which offers state-of-the-art materials synthesis and the full range of sample characterization facilities including X-ray Laue and powder diffraction, magnetization, specific heat and transport measurements. Neutron scattering experiments performed at external facilities are also a major activity and we interpret our data via extensive collaboration with colleagues performing theoretical calculations.
As a doctoral student in our team you would study quantum materials with particular emphasis on quantum and topological magnets. Recent research has brought to light exotic phases and excitations such as classical and quantum spin ice which host monopoles and new forms of topological orders such as spin liquids with spinon excitations. These phenomena will be investigated by identifying materials that exhibit these properties and using the experimental techniques of physical property measurement and neutron and X-ray scattering to study their behaviour.

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Fixed term contract for 48 months. The salary is based on the Collective Agreement for the German Public Service (TVöD-Bund).

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We very much want our workplace to be diverse, and welcome applications from people with different backgrounds. It is our mission to promote equal opportunities and to improve women’s representation in the workforce. We are therefore very interested in receiving applications from women. Where the qualifications are met, we will give preference to people with disabilities.

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