Study of quantum and topological states of matter using novel scanning probe microscopy tools. We have recently developed a nano-SQUID (Superconducting Quantum Interference Device) that resides on a very sharp tip and allows imaging of the local magnetic fields with sensitivity that is sufficient for detection of the magnetic field of a spin of a single electron. This device provides also a unique tool for nanoscale cryogenic thermal imaging with 1 µK sensitivity sufficient for imaging of inelastic electron scattering from a single atomic defect. The project will focus on utilizing these new techniques for investigation of magnetism and dissipation in graphene devices, superconductors, and topological insulators.
Funding is available for three years. Contract is for one year, and will be renewed with good progress. The candidate should have a demonstrated potential for excellence in research. Advantage for background in transport and magnetization measurements, cryogenic systems, scanning probe systems, programming and computationally intensive data analysis; microfabrication techniques and clean room facilities; comfort working in a collaborative setting. Interested candidates should send CV and list of publications to email@example.com