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Postdoctoral Research Associate in Magnetoelectr ... (No replies)

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nbristowe 4 months ago

Applications are invited for a Postdoctoral Research Associate in the design of novel magnetoelectrics from group theory and first principles, to work with Dr Nick Bristowe in the Department of Physics at Durham University. The Department of Physics at Durham University is one of the leading UK Physics departments with an outstanding reputation for excellence in teaching, research and employability of our students.

The position is to commence in April 2021 or as soon as possible thereafter. It is a fixed-term post for 36 months.

Magnetoelectric multiferroic materials exhibit an intrinsic cross-coupling between their spontaneous spin and electrical polarisation. It has been widely recognised that this unique characteristic could lead to new or improved electronic devices but its microscopic origin is complex and theory-led design has been challenging. This project aims to provide a universal framework to describe the coupling mechanisms in order to predict new magnetoelectric multiferroic compounds. We will adopt a novel interdisciplinary approach involving group theoretical analyses and first principles calculations. The predictions will be scrutinised by experimental collaborators.

Informal enquiries are welcome and should please be directed to [email protected]

To apply, or for further information, please use the departmental portal: 

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Ab initio (from electronic structure) calculation of complex processes in materials