Postdoctoral Researcher or PhD Position: Light-driven THz Switching of Antiferromagnets and Antiferromagnetic Magnonics

Updated: 3 months ago
Deadline: 01 Aug 2023

You will be invited to join the

Ultrafast Spectroscopy of Correlated Materials

(USCM) group, which consists of international scientists and students. Our primary focus is on conducting optical experiments to control different ordered states of matter at the fastest possible timescales. These ordered states include ferromagnets, ferrimagnets, antiferromagnets, ferroelectrics, multiferroics, and more exotic systems such as spin liquids. One of our key interests lies in ultrafast writing of bits by switching of spins and electric polarisations between stable states.

To conduct our research, we employ cutting-edge femtosecond laser systems, as well as time-resolved spectroscopy and imaging techniques. These tools allow us to explore ultrafast responses of media in a wide range of the electromagnetic spectrum, from visible and infrared to mid- and far-infrared wavelengths. Alongside our in-house theoretical support, our group collaborates with various theory groups worldwide. Together, we aim to develop new approximations and models that can accurately describe novel ultrafast magnetic and structural dynamics, going beyond the limitations of conventional approaches.

The USCM group is one of 19 research teams at the Institute for Molecules and Materials (IMM) of the Faculty of Science at Radboud University. IMM is a research institute in chemistry and physics, which fosters interdisciplinary research. It distinguishes itself from similar institutes by close collaborations and rich interactions between chemists and physicists and/or experimentalists and theorists, and an excellent infrastructure including the Scanning Probe Microscopy Laboratories, Laser Labs, Magnetic Resonance Research Centre, High Field Magnet Laboratory and Free Electron Laser Laboratory (HFML-FELIX).

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