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Opportunity at Naval Research Laboratory (NRL)

Time resolved analysis of spin dynamics in antiferromagnetic films for spin to charge conversion in topological insulators

Location

Naval Research Laboratory, DC, Materials Science & Technology

RO# Location
64.15.85.C0404 Washington, DC 203755321

Advisers

name email phone
Steven P Bennett steven.bennett@nrl.navy.mil 202.767.0181

Description

The objective of this work is to understand and implement the THz timescale switching speeds of antiferromagnetic materials for ultra-fast spin to charge conversion in topologically enabled devices.

The chosen fellow will study spin dynamics in a variety of antiferromagnetic and topological insulator materials and heterostructures.

The fellow might also travel to national laboratories/neutron sources to conduct polarized neutron reflectometry experiments to probe the magnetization characteristics at embedded interfaces.

The fellow will work as part of a large NRL program comprised of fabrication, characterization and theory efforts whose scientific goals are to maximize efficiency in the next generation of low power computing technology, information processing, on-chip THz communication and in-logic memory.

Keywords:
Antiferromagnetic spintronics; topological insulator; spin dynamics; thin film material characterization; spin torque; thin film surface 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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