|Salary:||£34,304 to £38,587 per annum|
|Placed On:||24th November 2021|
|Closes:||6th December 2021|
The research group of Dr Sven Friedemann studies high-temperature superconductivity in hydride compounds with high-pressure electrical, spectroscopic, magnetic, and structural measurements. The group has access to a dedicated thin-film system to prepare electrodes on diamonds for electrical measurements, a glove box, a Raman system including an optical cryostat, a laser heating setup at the School of Earth Sciences, and several cryostats for low-temperature electrical and magnetic measurements. Furthermore, we have strong links to international facilities including the European High Magnetic Field Laboratory and the Diamond light source I15 synchrotron beamline. You will be working alongside PhD students and another postdoc. Furthermore, you will have stimulating interactions with many PhD students and postdocs in the Bristol Quantum and Soft Matter theme, e.g. working on high-temperature superconductivity.
This project focuses on new ternary hydride compounds which you will synthesise and probe for superconductivity at high pressures. You will employ novel thin-film methods for sample preparation and synthesis to enable control of sample stoichiometry in binary and ternary compounds. We will study both doping of established high-Tc superconductors and probe ternary compounds. The position offers to conduct high-impact work on record superconductors and to discover new superconductors.
In addition, the role will involve development work for electrodes encapsulated in diamond which aims at an industry collaboration for electrical high-pressure equipment. This will support other projects at the University of Bristol for instance on cuprate high-temperature superconductors
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