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Training in: Electronic structure simulation techniques including empirical tight-binding, continuum envelope function techniques, pseudopotential, and density functional theory techniques.
To date empirical tight binding methods have not successfully been applied to the properties of magnetic III-Sb semiconductors, especially where the spins and charges are strongly confined across interfaces, such as GaSb/GaAs, InAs/GaAsSb, and GaAsSb/GaAsN structures. In order to describe the properties of these materials, explored experimentally by other consortium members, the magnetic properties should be evaluated in an efficient approach that emphasizes electronic states near the chemical potential.
A highly efficient approach to emphasize electronic states near the chemical potential, especially in alloys with disorder among the interacting spins, is by using electronic propagators in open systems. New techniques will need to be developed to infer the macroscopic effects of the interactions and produce effective tight-binding parameters for the magnetic systems. We seek to provide a pathway from spin-spin interactions to macroscopic magnetic properties, and to compare these properties with experimental measurements performed elsewhere.
Novel propagator evaluation techniques will be developed and applied. The candidate will learn multiple electronic structure techniques including empirical tight-binding, continuum envelope function techniques, pseudopotential, and density functional theory techniques. With those the candidate will analyze the magnetic properties of III-Sb materials investigated by the consortium.
How to Apply
- An internal application form listing your academic and job records (.docx template available here).
- A free format CV (pdf format max 2 Mb)
- Official documentation such as degree and grades certificates will be required at a later stage.