Low‐dimensional systems at ultra‐low temperatures
Dr. Stefan Ludwig, Department of Physics, Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich (LMU)
We offer up to three exciting experimental PhD projects in the field of nanoelectronics including quantum information processing and spintronics, thermoelectrics and quantum transport in nanowires, and low‐dimensional systems at ultra‐low temperatures.
Project: Low‐dimensional systems at ultra‐low temperatures
We recently started a collaboration with an ultra low temperature group in Lancaster, England, to cool electronic nanostructures to temperatures below 1 mK. We will start the experiments bystudying basic transport experiments, such as the quantum Hall effect, or transport through nanoscale quantum circuits. More challenging will be the development of an on‐chip thermometer for the aspired ultra-low temperatures. The long-term goal is to study the properties of meso- and nanoscale electron systems at ultra-low temperatures including many-body quantum effects as well as possible new phases, yet to be discovered. This project will -in part- be performed using a special cryostat at Lancaster University and will, therefore, require frequent travelling.
Are you enthusiastic about a fundamental understanding of nanoscale electronic quantum circuits? Are you thrilled by solving the complex puzzles of interacting nanoscale solid state systems possibly at nonequilibrium? Are you interested in fabricating your own nanostructures in our cleanroom facilities? Would you like to perform challenging experiments at ultra‐low temperatures in a complex lab environment? If all these questions excite you and if you already have a solid background in basic quantum mechanics and solid state physics, you would enjoy working in our group and should apply for a personal interview.
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