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Third-cycle subject: Applied Physics
Modern condensed matter physics hosts the fascinating quantum materials, which are a platform for future technical applications within sustainable energy, spintronics and quantum computing. The main project goal is to use neutron scattering techniques to study and understand the magnetic spin properties of a new family of honeycomb quantum materials. However, the materials also have potential applications in sustainable batteries, and depending on the candidate’s qualifications & scientific interests, it is possible to expand towards ion dynamics and/or theoretical modeling in collaboration with NORDITA.
Project is conducted in collaboration with several renowned institutions and the main experimental work will be conducted at international research facilities.
Supervision: The doctoral student will be supervised by: Prof Jonas Weissenrieder, Assoc. Prof Martin Månsson
What we offer
To be admitted to postgraduate education (Chapter 7, 39 § Swedish Higher Education Ordinance), the applicant must have basic eligibility in accordance with either of the following:
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After the qualification requirements, great emphasis will be placed on personal qualities and personal suitability.
Target degree: Doctoral degree
Information regarding admission and employment
Only those admitted to postgraduate education may be employed as a doctoral student. The total length of employment may not be longer than what corresponds to full-time doctoral education in four years ' time. An employed doctoral student can, to a limited extent (maximum 20%), perform certain tasks within their role, e.g. training and administration. A new position as a doctoral student is for a maximum of one year, and then the employment may be renewed for a maximum of two years at a time.
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Type of employment: Temporary position longer than 6 months
|Title||Doctoral student in Quantum/Energy Materials & Neutron Scattering|
|Employer||KTH Royal Institute of Technology|
|Job location||Valhallavägen 79, 100 44 Stockholm|
|Published||November 12, 2020|
|Application deadline||February 15, 2021|
|Job types||PhD  |
|Fields||Energy Technology,   Engineering Physics,   Materials Physics,   Quantum Physics  |