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Theoretical Condensed Matter Physics


Physical Measurement Laboratory, Nanoscale Device Characterization Division

opportunity location
50.68.03.B8034 Gaithersburg, MD 20899

NIST only participates in the February and August reviews.


name email phone
Paul Haney 301.975.4025


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.


key words
spintronics; electronic structure; topological; magnetism; density functional theory; condensed matter physics; solid state physics; topological insulator; Weyl semimetal;


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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