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Dynamics and Structure of Multiferroic Materials


NIST Center for Neutron Research

opportunity location
50.61.01.B6278 Gaithersburg, MD

NIST only participates in the February and August reviews.


name email phone
Peter M. Gehring 301 975-3946
Jeffrey W. Lynn 301.975.6246
William D Ratcliff 301.975.4316


Neutron elastic and inelastic scattering methods are used to elucidate the crystal structure, magnetic structure, lattice dynamics, and spin dynamics of materials that simultaneously exhibit magnetic order and ferroelectricity. We are particularly interested in the coupling between these two disparate order parameters. The effects of an applied electric field on the magnetic order, and an applied magnetic field on the ferroelectric order, are not only of fundamental interest but are of particular interest in spintronics applications.


key words
Coupled order parameters; Ferroelectrics; Lattice dynamics; Magnetic order; Magnon excitations; Nanoscopic correlations; Neutron scattering;


Citizenship:  Open to U.S. citizens
Level:  Open to Postdoctoral applicants


Base Stipend Travel Allotment Supplementation
$82,764.00 $3,000.00
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