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Origin of Electron Pairing Without Superconductivity


Naval Research Laboratory, DC, Materials Science & Technology

opportunity location
64.15.85.B4866 Washington, DC 203755321


name email phone
C. Stephen Hellberg 202.767.3934


Electron pairing at temperatures above the superconducting critical temperature was recently demonstrated in SrTiO3 quantum dots. The objective of this research is to determine the microscopic origin of electron pairing without superconductivity. Initially we will investigate SrTiO3, where such pairing has been demonstrated. The research is theoretical and will combine first-principles density functional calculations with model Hamiltonians. The work will be performed in collaboration with experimental efforts focused on discovering the pairing mechanism.



Cheng G, et al: "Electron pairing without superconductivity." Nature 521: 196-199, 2015


key words
Superconductivity; Density functional theory; Theoretical physics; Computational physics; Model Hamiltonians; Solid phase and solids; Condensed matter; Many-body effects; Materials science;


Citizenship:  Open to U.S. citizens and permanent residents
Level:  Open to Postdoctoral applicants


Base Stipend Travel Allotment Supplementation
$94,199.00 $3,000.00
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