Liguria, Italy
Date Posted
15 Jul 2017

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PhD Project
Italian Institute of Technology

New materials for magnetoplasmonics

Liguria, Italy
15 Jul 2017

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Position Description


Magnetoplasmonic hybrid media are composed of near-field-coupled plasmonic and magnetic materials. The intertwining of the plasmonic response to incident electromagnetic fields with the magnetic reaction to applied magnetic fields triggers the appearance of novel functionalities in the composite materials, like the magnetic tuning of the plasmonic properties or the plasmonic modulation of the magnetic/magneto-optical response. The mutual influence of the magnetic response on the plasmonic properties and viceversa critically depends on the materials employed and their geometry, hence their degree of near-field coupling. The aim is to engineer new materials and their configuration in order to maximize the magnetic/plasmonic coupling, both in top-down and bottom-up approaches, and exploiting ultra-controlled environment for fabrication. Morphological characterization of the materials will be performed by advanced microscopy techniques, and the magnetic response by spectroscopic magneto-optics, all backed by chemical and optical spectroscopy characterization.
The successful applicant should have a strong background in physics and material science, and the capability of working in an interdisciplinary environment. Previous knowledge of sample nanofabrication techniques and/or spectroscopy is a plus.


Applicants should hold a master degree within a relevant discipline. A suitable background would be, physics, chemistry, engineer, material science or similar. Publications and any other work which the applicant wishes to be taken into account must be enclosed. Joint works will be considered provided that a short summary outlining the applicant’s contributions is attached. The application must include a statement of purpose related to the present call. This statement should be precise and brief, and states the candidate’s academic and research interests. The applications must also include a motivation letter, CV, diplomas, and reference letters.

Deadline: August 22nd 2014


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Position Category: Featured and Mathematical & Physical Sciences. Position Type: PhD Project. Salary: €10'000 - €20'000.

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