Applicants are invited to apply for an Analytical Sciences CDT joint MSc and PhD (1+3 route) focused on the area of physics. Applicants will have a choice of mini-research projects and PhD projects in the areas of
1) Studies of Topological Superconductors using Muon Spectroscopy
Description: The growth and characterisation of topological superconductors using low-temperature transport studies, magnetic measurements, and muon spectroscopy.
Superconductivity and Magnetism Group, Department of Physics
Supervisors: Dr Martin Lees and Prof. Geetha Balakrishnan
Geetha Balakrishnan: http://go.warwick.ac.uk/supermag/whoswho/geetha_balakrishnan/
Muon Spectroscopy Group – ISIS neutron and Muon Source
ISIS Supervisor: Dr Pabitra Biswas
(2) “Organic thin film electronic devices"
Description: X-ray characterisation of electronic devices based on organic molecules using in-situ and in-operando x-ray techniques. The project involves thin film growth, micro and nano-scale patterning and device optimisation.
Partners: University of Southern Denmark, Jakob Kjelstrup-Hansen,: http://physics.sdu.dk/people/jkh
XMaS Beamline, Oier Bikondoa: www.xmas.ac.uk
(3) “Magnetic materials with highly frustrated interactions studied with neutron diffraction and spectroscopy”
Oleg Petrenko, Physics