Postdoctoral Appointee - Condensed Matter Theory Group
- Argonne National Laboratory
- Location: Argonne, IL
- Job Number: 7098405 (Ref #: 413130)
- Posting Date: Apr 22, 2022
- Application Deadline: Open Until Filled
The Materials Science Division (MSD) of Argonne National Laboratory is seeking applicants for a postdoctoral appointee in the area of theoretical condensed matter physics.
The research program will consist of two projects. The first is a search for superconductors that could host Majorana fermions. Examples are twisted bilayer graphene, doped bismuth selenide, and doped potassium tantalate. Associated with this is a prediction of the unique signatures of Majorana modes in a superconductor that could aid in identifying the nature of its pairing state. The second project is to develop a theory of mesoscopic properties of quantum wires that could contain Majorana modes, including accounting for charge conservation in the wires. Associated with this is a better understanding of the physics involved for multi-terminal devices, including the nature of electrical transport and current noise characteristics.
Ph.D. degree level with 0 to 3 years of experience or equivalent
A strong theoretical background in condensed matter physics is necessary, particularly in the areas of many body physics, mesoscopic, superconductors and topological properties of materials.
The candidate is expected to think and work independently and conduct research in a highly interdisciplinary environment, where interaction with experimentalists is also encouraged.
Job FamilyPostdoctoral Family
Job ProfilePostdoctoral Appointee
Worker TypeLong-Term (Fixed Term)
Time TypeFull time
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