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Theoretical Condensed Matter Physics

Location

Physical Measurement Laboratory, Nanoscale Device Characterization Division

RO# Location
50.68.03.B8034 Gaithersburg, MD 20899

Please note: This Agency only participates in the February and August reviews.

Advisers

Name E-mail Phone
Haney, Paul paul.haney@nist.gov 301.975.4025

Description

Our group studies theoretical condensed matter physics, with a focus on spintronics and topological physics.  Spintronics studies the interplay between electron transport, quantum degrees of freedom like spin, and magnetic order.  We use a combination of analytical and first principles methods to uncover and examine new spintronic phenomena.  The topological physics of electronic structure leads to the formation of edge states with quantized conductance.  Our interest is in the use of these edge states in spintronics and metrological applications.

References: 

Intrinsic spin currents in ferromagnets, V. P. Amin, J. Li, M. D. Stiles, and P. M. Haney, Phys. Rev. B 99, 220405(R), 2019.

Imaging the valley and orbital Hall effect in monolayer MoS2, F. Xue, V. P. Amin, and P. M. Haney, Phys. Rev. B 99, 220405(R), 2019.

 

Keywords:
spintronics; electronic structure; topological; magnetism; density functional theory; condensed matter physics; solid state physics; topological insulator; Weyl semimetal;

Eligibility

Citizenship:  Open to U.S. citizens
Level:  Open to Postdoctoral applicants

Stipend

Base Stipend Travel Allotment Supplementation
$72,750.00 $3,000.00
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