PhD-position in attosecond solid state spectroscopy, TU Graz, Institute of Experimental Physics, Austria

PhD project

Light-field driven charge & spin dynamics

We seek motivated PhD candidates interested in experimental physics to join an international team of PhD students busy with extreme time-scale investigations of charge & spin dynamics propelled by ultrafast light-field down to the attosecond regime.

The project expands on experimental concepts we have developed [1,2] and seeks to increase our understanding of charge migration and magnetism in molecular and nano-scale solids, with particular emphasis on the initially coherent and non-dissipative light-matter interaction. Striving for full time-, energy- and momentum resolution in a state-of-the-art photoelectron microscope, we seek to identify pathways for the all-optical control of the electronic and magnetic properties of matter.

Can we turn matter more magnetic with extreme light?

The project is embedded into a stron collaboration with theorists (S. Sharma, MBI Berlin/MPI Halle, K. Yabana, U Tsukuba) and expertson magnetic systems (M. Münzenberg, U Greifswald).

Full salary (42000 EUR p.a.), public service contract.

For further info, please inquire Dr. Martin Schultze.

[1] Light-wave dynamic control of magnetism. Nature 571, 240-244 (2019).
[2] The speed limit of optoelectronics. Nat. Commun. (2022). doi: 10.1038/s41467-022-29252-1