PhD position (FPI) on Emergent Quantum Materials

PhD position in Condensed Matter Physics (FPI fellowship) in the Materials Science Institute of Madrid (ICMM-CSIC) in the framework of the project MAT2017-87134-C2-2-R.

Oxide interfaces is a rapidly expanding field fuelled by the possibility of nucleating emergent electronic states which cannot be simply reduced to the properties of the constituent materials (A+B¹AB). This project works on the merging between oxide materials with strong spin orbit interaction (metallic SrIrO3) and oxides with correlated electrons (La2/3Sr1/3MnO3 or YBa2Cu3O7) at an epitaxial interface to stabilize externally tunable novel quantum phases.

The main goal of the project is to tailor a whole new family of two-dimensional materials by isolating freely suspended membranes of these oxide heterostructures. The extreme reduction in dimensionality will open un new possibilities to manipulate their properties by the interaction with external electric fields, strain or with light.

More info: cmunuera@icmm.csic.es, andres.castellanos@csic.es and marmar@icmm.csic.es

Group site: https://wp.icmm.csic.es/2dfoundry/