Ph.D. Position in NV Sensing for Ultrathin Magnetic Materials

2D magnetism which exhibits ultimate scaling down to the monolayer limit is one of the hottest topics of magnetism. For future spintronics devices, magnetic properties at the nanoscale in such systems are crucial. However, many of today’s measurement technology does not measure magnetic properties locally but integrate over the whole device leaving many open questions. In project A12, we use local, nanoscale magnetometry based on so called color centers in diamond. These tiny flaws in the diamond crystal provide us with a highly sensitive sensor spin to investigate novel materials for spintronics. The main color center we are using is the nitrogen vacancy (NV) center in diamond.

Project A12 combines the expertise of the workgroups of Prof. Mathias Kläui at JGU Mainz on magnetic materials especially ultrathin and 2-dimensional materials and the expertise of the group of Prof. Elke Neu-Ruffing at RPTU Kaiserslautern in NV magnetometry. We are seeking a highly motivated Ph.D. student to conduct the research at RPTU involving constructing a setup for low temperature NV magnetometry. You will also have the opportunity to work with our other state-of-the art equipment including our fully integrated, commercial scanning NV magnetometer. The project will also include working on the fabrication of diamond nanostructures as well as modelling the measurement data. You should bring a strong commitment to working in an interdisciplinary, international, collaborative team. A background from physics or a related field (Master) is required. A high-level English language proficiency is important, additional German language proficiency is not necessary but can be helpful.

Details to the application process:

RPTU job offer: Research Assistant

For further information please contact:

Prof. Dr. Elke Neu-Ruffing, Department of Physics, University of Kaiserslautern-Landau (RPTU)