Opportunity at National Institute of Standards and Technology NIST
Theoretical Condensed Matter Physics
Physical Measurement Laboratory, Nanoscale Device Characterization Division
||Gaithersburg, MD 20899
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Our group studies theoretical condensed matter physics, with a focus on spintronics and topological physics. Spintronics studies the interplay between electron transport, quantum degrees of freedom like spin, and magnetic order. We use a combination of analytical and first principles methods to uncover and examine new spintronic phenomena. The topological physics of electronic structure leads to the formation of edge states with quantized conductance. Our interest is in the use of these edge states in spintronics and metrological applications.
Intrinsic spin currents in ferromagnets, V. P. Amin, J. Li, M. D. Stiles, and P. M. Haney, Phys. Rev. B 99, 220405(R), 2019.
Imaging the valley and orbital Hall effect in monolayer MoS2, F. Xue, V. P. Amin, and P. M. Haney, Phys. Rev. B 99, 220405(R), 2019.
spintronics; electronic structure; topological; magnetism; density functional theory; condensed matter physics; solid state physics; topological insulator; Weyl semimetal;
Open to U.S. citizens
Open to Postdoctoral applicants