|Funding for:||UK Students, EU Students, International Students|
|Funding amount:||Stipend at the standard UKRI rate|
|Placed On:||6th March 2023|
|Closes:||30th April 2023|
Supervisors: Nicholas Hine (Physics), Albert Bartok-Partay (Engineering\Physics)
Muonic X-ray elemental analysis is a non-destructive technique that can be used to study the elemental composition of a whole sample: from micrometres down to centimetres below its surface. Some of the current applications of this technique are to determine the composition of ancient archaeological samples, which cannot sustain any type of physical damage, and also to study meteorites, biological samples and functional materials. This project aims to develop a robust method to model the muonic X-ray spectra quantitatively. This can be achieved by numerically solving the Dirac equation, that describes all the muon transitions occurring in the experiment. The theoretical and methodological developments will be implemented in MuDirac, which is a modern, open-source, sustainable software tool that is being used to aid in muonic X-ray elemental analysis.
For further details about the project and how it links to the training included in the HetSys PhD programme, please visit:
INHIBACT: Identifying druggable binding sites in computationally-determined models of bacterial membrane proteins (warwick.ac.uk)
Awards for both UK residents and international applicants pay a stipend to cover maintenance as well as paying the university fees and a research training support. The stipend is at the standard UKRI rate.
For more details visit: https://warwick.ac.uk/fac/sci/hetsys/apply/funding/
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