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Promotionsstelle: Spin-Hall Nano-oscillators

 Martin-Luther-Universität Halle-Wittenberg  Halle
The PhD position is located in the group for nanostructured materials of Prof. Georg Schmidt at the institute of Physics of Martin-Luther-Universität, Halle-Wittenberg.
The PhD candidate will fabricate and investigate spin-Hall nano-oscillators. These devices are based on spin precession which is caused by spin currents induced by the inverse spin Hall effect [1]. We want to investigate metallic structures as well as multilayers based on yttrium iron garnet.  

The layers are deposited using either magnetron sputtering or pulsed laser deposition and patterned by electron beam lithography and dry etching. The work includes the sample fabrication and characterization.
The group for nanostructured materials focusses on spin transport, spin dynamics, novel materials and high resolution lithography. Sample fabrication is done in the cleanroom facilities of the university (200 m2/class 100, 400 m2/class 10000) where all necessary state-of-the-art equipment is available for thin film deposition and nano-patterning.

The applicant should have an excellent master’s degree or diploma in physics (or an equivalent qualification) and good knowledge in solid state physics. Experience in at least one of the fields of PLD, electron beam lithography and high frequency spin dynamics is recommended but not mandatory.   
The half time position (50%) which should start as soon as possible is initially limited to three years but may be extended up to four years. The salary will be determined up to pay grade 13 TV-L (50%) depending on the assigned tasks and personal qualifications.
[1]A.A. Awad et al. Nature Physics 13, 292 (2017)
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