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Ikerbasque Eusko Jaurlaritza

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DIPC - Donostia International Physics Center

Post-doctoral position in "Multiscale modelling of moiré materials"

Research Field: Physics 
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Job Summary

The goal of the project is to build theoretical models to describe the rich phenomenology observed in moiré-patterned Van der Waals materials, including (but not restricted to) twisted bilayer graphene.

Job Description

Our approach will be holistic albeit based on two fundamental aspects of these systems:

1) Their dual character (of soft-hard matter) associated with the lack of translational invariance and the existence of soft phonons (or phasons), which may be responsible for anomalous transport and thermodynamic properties observed at low temperatures as well as for playing a role in the onset of superconductivity.

2) The sensitivity of the single-electron spectrum as well as of the electron correlated phases to various ambiental conditions (substrate, tensions, twist-angle disorder, etc). In that regard, non-linear responses are instrumental to discriminate against different forms of symmetry breaking. We will focus on photogalvanic effects, second-harmonic generation and different forms of optical activity, and how they are affected by often neglected couplings such as the ones induced by lattice commensuration or by the spin-orbit interaction. We aim to develop new calculation schemes to evaluate these effects and establish a connection between these observables and the electronic phases of moiré materials, discriminating between theoretical models in the process.


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Job Details

Type of Contract Temporary 
Status Full-time 
Hours Per Week   
Company/Institute Fundación Donostia International Physics Center 
Country SPAIN 

Organization/Institute Contact Data

Organization DIPC - Donostia International Physics Center 
Organization/Institution Type Research Laboratory 
Faculty/Department/Research Lab  
Country SPAIN 
City Donostia - San Sebastian 
Postal Code E-20018 
Street Paseo Manuel de Lardizabal, 4 
Phone +34 943 01 53 68 
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Application Details

Envisaged Job Starting Date 2023-01-01 
Application Deadline 2022-10-21 
How To Apply e-mail