Bachelor, Master and PhD theses
The HLD offers the possibility for Bachelor, Master, Diploma and PhD theses for interested students of appropriate branches of study. Furthermore, we provide the opportunity to work as a student research assistant at our institute.
You may send us your application or contact us by phone or e-mail.
Magnetization studies of novel magnetic materials
Novel magnetic materials will be investigated by means of SQUID or vibrating-sample magnetometry. You will use advanced measurement techniques and devices in order to study novel magnetic compounds at extreme sample conditions. You will perform the experiments by use of computer-assisted data acquisition and analyse your data by means of modern software tools.
- Electronical and thermodynamic transport
In this project, you will perform measurements of the electronical and thermodynamical transport. These experiments will be conducted at extreme sample conditions (low temperatures, high magnetic fields, high pressures).
- Thermometry at extreme sample conditions
Precise thermometry at very low temperatures and high magnetic fields is an ambitious task. It needs to be attuned to experimental measurement techniques. There are several methods at choice, e.g. resistance, permeability, permittivity, Coulomb blockade or nuclear spin resonance thermometry. In your bachelor work, you will address one of these techniques in experiment and its underlying theoretical concept.
The student will be supported by the HLD team.
- Thermodynamics of spin-ice compounds
Investigation of the magnetic ground state of spin-ice compounds by means of heat-capacity measurements at very low temperatures. You will perform thermodynamic measurements by using the ultralow-temperature equipment of the HLD. Magnetic fields applied to the sample will be produced in superconducting magnets.
- Quantum oscillation measurements in strongly correlated electron systems
You will utilize high magnetic fields in order to observe quantum oscillations by means of high resolution transport (Shubnikov- de Haas effect) or magnetization (de Haas-van Alphen effect) measurements. Your data will give insight into the band structure and Fermi surface of novel, not yet understood materials.
- Nuclear magnetic resonance measurements
Investigations of superconducting and magnetic materials by means of nuclear magnetic resonance measurements.
Magnetocaloric materials for magnetic gas liquefaction
The PhD position is part of an international project. The development of novel materials for magnetic gas liquefaction relies on their advanced characterization in high magnetic fields. This involves thermometric measurements in pulsed-field experiments as well as calorimetry in static field. Together with numerical simulations, you will develop this new technology further towards application.
Available vacancies are listed here.