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Low Dimensional Phase Transitional Magnetism


Naval Research Laboratory, DC, Materials Science & Technology

opportunity location
64.15.85.C0338 Washington, DC 203755321


name email phone
Steven P Bennett 202.767.0181


The anticipated end of Moore’s Law scaling necessitates fundamental research that can lead to devices governed by state variables beyond the charge state variables used in the vast majority of current high performance computing devices. Almost all modern memory and logic devices manipulate the electric charge of electrons. However, as devices get smaller to hold more transistors to process and store ever more data, the amount of power needed to operate these devices increases exponentially and will soon outstrip the world’s ability to operate such computers.

Furthermore, physical limitations on size, speed, and endurance of charge-state devices necessitate entirely new paradigms for computing devices that will allow for necessary growth in computing performance. High risk, high reward applied research leading to novel device designs is essential to mitigate technological surprise and advance the mission of the future. Precise control of magnetic ordering as an alternative state variable, where devices are no longer limited to charge manipulation, has the potential to vastly increase memory efficiency, thereby enabling a new paradigm in ultra-low power electronics.

 Example Approaches:


key words
Metamagnetism; Nanofabrication; FeRh; Neutron Scattering; Polarized Neutron Scattering; Thin Film Growth; Magnetotransport; X-ray differaction; Muon Spin Resonance; Ion Irradiation


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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