Magnetic Spectroscopy has been recognized as a main area of in-house and collaborative research. The group has a long-standing international reputation and is involved in experimental scientific programmes at Diamond as well as elsewhere (ESRF, Grenoble, ALS, Berkeley, BESSY, Berlin). X-ray magnetic circular and linear dichroism using polarized soft x-rays have become powerful element-specific probes to measure the spin and orbital magnetic moments of magnetic materials, such as for technological application in spintronics. Among the new developments using magnetic dichroism are soft x-ray magnetic holography, and x-ray ferromagnetic resonance spectroscopy, and among the new materials studied are topological insulators, skyrmions, exchange spring magnets, multiferroics, and magnetoelectrics.
The PRDA will be an active member of the Magnetic Spectroscopy Group and collaborate in synchrotron radiation-related activities, involving a variety of beam lines as well as off-line instruments, such as vector network analyser ferromagnetic resonance (VNA-FMR) and other magnetic characterization techniques.
A main task will be the development and exploration of new state-of-the-art techniques, in particular for time-resolved microwave-driven measurements using x-ray magnetic dichroism as detection method. An active scientific input is expected in the experiments and the publication of the results.
We are looking for a person with good knowledge of magnetism and related magnetic measurement techniques using synchrotron radiation. The candidate should hold a PhD in Physical Sciences preferably followed by relevant experience, should have worked on a related field before and have an excellent publication record.
The PDRA will work in the Magnetic Spectroscopy Group under the direction of the Senior Research Scientist. The work will be in-house research oriented with emphasis excellence and publication output.
Develop and explore new state-of-the-art techniques in magnetic spectroscopy using polarized soft x-rays, in particular for time resolved microwave driven measurements using x-ray magnetic dichroism as detection method. Provide as part of a team an active scientific input in the experiments and publication of the results.