Phd Position: Cross-Coupling Effects In Spinel Ferrites: A Versatile Model For Manipulating...

Universities and Institutes of France


July 7, 2021


  • Organisation/Company: Université Grenoble Alpes
  • Research Field: Physics › Solid state physics
  • Researcher Profile: First Stage Researcher (R1)
  • Application Deadline: 07/07/2021 23:00 - Europe/Athens
  • Location: France › Grenoble
  • Type Of Contract: Temporary
  • Job Status: Full-time
  • Hours Per Week: 40
  • Offer Starting Date: 01/10/2021
  • The term “multiferroics” refers to an original class of solid materials where both the magnetic and electric orders coexist and are strongly intertwined. Such coexistence can induce a coupling between the spin and charge degrees of freedom, that is called the magnetoelectric coupling, a key feature for future information technologies. The discovery of multiferroics exhibiting strong magnetoelectric coupling has attracted considerable interests in the past decades, motivated both by their fundamental outcomes and for their potential applications in novel electronics based on both spin and charge. The purpose of this thesis will be to explore, in details, the multiferroic properties of two members of the spinel ferrite family: the magnetic frustrated system GeFe2O4 and the mixed-3d-ion compound NiFe2O4.

    This PhD project will combine macroscopic characterizations at the laboratory and two cutting-edge techniques on large-scale facilities: neutron scattering and resonant X-rays. These two techniques will constitute a powerful approach to reveal the coupling between magnetic and charge degrees of freedom in these systems. The PhD student will conduct the experiments and analyze the data under the supervision of experts in the field and communicate the results to the scientific community (publications and conferences). This project involves researchers from the MRS and MagSup teams of the Institut Néel as well as the SIMaP laboratory. This collaboration will provide a rich interdisciplinary research environment for the PhD student who will be placed on a strategic position for a flourishing career development at the crossroad between the synchrotron and neutron communities.

    Offer Requirements
  • Physics: Master Degree or equivalent


    The candidate should have a master degree or equivalent in condensed matter physics with a strong interest for experimental physics addressing fundamental questions. She/He should be well organized and meticulous, motivated by large- scale facilities experiments and interested in both performing the experiments and analyzing the data. Experience on coding will be appreciated. The candidate should also have a good level in English (for writing publications and participate to international conferences).

    Contact Information
  • Organisation/Company: Université Grenoble Alpes
  • Organisation Type: Higher Education Institute
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  • Country: France
  • City: Grenoble