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PhD student position in Quantum magnetism of large-spin fermions

Quantum magnetism of large-spin fermions 

We propose to study the magnetic properties of ultra-cold strontium atoms trapped in periodic potentials made of a 3D optical lattice. Compared to s=1/2 electrons, strontium atoms possess an enlarged spin degrees of freedom, due to its nuclear spin F=9/2. This allows to explore quantum many-body physics and quantum magnetism in a completely new situation, where, for example, the magnetic phases at low temperature are expected to crucially depend on an interplay between the number of spin states and the lattice topology.

Please contact: martin.rdsv@univ-paris13.fr

http://www-lpl.univ-paris13.fr/gqm/