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Opportunity at Naval Research Laboratory (NRL)

Origin of Electron Pairing Without Superconductivity

Location

Naval Research Laboratory, DC, Materials Science & Technology

RO# Location
64.15.85.B4866 Washington, DC 203755321

Advisers

name email phone
C. Stephen Hellberg steve.hellberg@nrl.navy.mil 202.767.3934

Description

Electron pairing at temperatures above the superconducting critical temperature was recently demonstrated in SrTiO3 quantum dots. The objective of this research is to determine the microscopic origin of electron pairing without superconductivity. Initially we will investigate SrTiO3, where such pairing has been demonstrated. The research is theoretical and will combine first-principles density functional calculations with model Hamiltonians. The work will be performed in collaboration with experimental efforts focused on discovering the pairing mechanism.

 

Reference

Cheng G, et al: "Electron pairing without superconductivity." Nature 521: 196-199, 2015

 

Keywords:
Superconductivity; Density functional theory; Theoretical physics; Computational physics; Model Hamiltonians; Solid phase and solids; Condensed matter; Many-body effects; Materials science;

Eligibility

Citizenship:  Open to U.S. citizens and permanent residents
Level:  Open to Postdoctoral applicants

Stipend

Base Stipend Travel Allotment Supplementation
$87,198.00 $3,000.00
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