PhD Position at Istituto Nazionale di Ricerca Metrologica
Istituto Nazionale di Ricerca Metrologica

Project Title: Electric-field control of magnetization reversal in multiferroic topological nanostructures for low-power magneto-electronics and ultra-secure data devices.

Objectives: Growth of multiferroic heterostructures by sputtering; top-down and bottom-up nanolithography to obtain small disks and other sub-micrometric geometries of this material; assessment of the magnetization reversal mechanisms.

Expected results: Growth and patterning of ME heterostructures; control of nucleation/annihilation (and displacement) of the curled topological magnetization structures as a function of electrical voltage.

The Istituto Nazionale di Ricerca Metrologica (INRIM) focuses on studying metrology (measurement sciences), and on conducting research on materials, as well as on developing innovative technologies and devices. As the leading metrological institute, INRIM defines the primary standards for basic and derived units of the International Unit System (SI), ensuring compliance with said standards, their international comparison and providing traceability of Italian measurements to the SI. In this role INRIM has published significant results studying nanotechnologies, metrology for biosciences, chemistry and the environment; the nanofabrication laboratory Nanofacility Piemonte provides an infrastructure for the manipulation of new types of nano-objects by nanolithography and for the development of innovative structures for high-density magnetic recording and sensing. For further information:

BeMAGIC project is a Marie Sklodowska-Curie Innovative Training Networkthat offers the possibility to pursue the PhD within the Network at different universities/research centres/companies across Europe. The duration of the appointment is 3 years, starting in November 2020. Highly competitive and attractive salary is offered (it meets the EU Marie Skłodowska-Curie standards), plus mobility and family allowances as applicable. Importantly, the Marie Curie eligibility criteria must be respected. Eligible early-stage researchers (ESRs) are those who are, at the date of recruitment by the host institution, in the first four years (full-time equivalent) of their research careers. This is measured from the date when they obtained the degree which would formally entitle them to embark on a doctorate. In addition, researchers must not have resided or carried out their main activity (work, studies, etc.) in the country of the host organization for more than 12 months in the 3 years immediately prior to their recruitment. Researchers can be nationals of any country (including all countries outside Europe).

Application procedure: Interested applicants should provide a full CV and a letter of interest on the following website:

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