Postdoc: Growth and study of magnetic Heusler nanowires

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Location : Campinas, Brazil

Yearly income : 7,343.10 Reais


Description of the offer :

One post-doctoral position is available within the scope of a research project based at the Condensed Matter Physics Department, Gleb Watahin Institute of Physics, UNICAMP-University of Campinas (state of São Paulo, Brazil). The selected candidate will join a project whose main objectives are the growth and study of a special class of nanowires (Heusler with transition metals), fabricated using the novel technique called metallic-flux nanonucleation (MFNN).

Heusler compounds are among the most interesting materials from a magnetic point of view, presenting unique properties (spin current polarization for spintronics, shape memory effect, etc.) that involve several fundamental magnetic and structural phenomena whose critical length scale belongs to the nanometer scale. The MFNN method will be used to produce a high-density array of nanowires, parallel to each other, where each nanowire is a monocrystal of the same texture than its neighbors. This technique combines aluminum anodization from nanoporous alumina membrane and metallic-flux method for intermetallic single crystal growth. This project represents a good opportunity to access new physics hidden at nanometer size that is interesting from both technological and fundamental aspects of the spintronics area.

Interested parties must apply via email (krpirota@ifi.unicamp.br) sending the following documents: (i) Curriculum Vitae and (ii) letter of interest highlighting your previous experience. This opportunity is open to any nationalities. The selected candidate will receive a fellowship from the São Paulo Research Foundation (FAPESP) in the amount of R$ 7,373.10 monthly and a research contingency fund, equivalent to 15% of the annual value of the fellowship which should be spent in items directly related to the research activity.

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