BeMAGIC project is a Marie Sklodowska-Curie Innovative Training Network that offers the possibility to pursue the PhD within the Network at different universities/research centers/companies across Europe. 15 PhD positions are funded by the European Community under Horizon 2020. The fellows will pursue research in magnetoelectric (ME) nanomaterials aiming to face important societal challenges linked to energy-efficiency, data security and health. The project encompasses the design, synthesis, characterization and integration of ME materials into a variety of applications that share in common the combined action of electric and magnetic fields: advanced security systems, lowpower data storage, spintronic/magnonic devices, electric-field assisted anti-cancer drug delivery, cell electrofusion and deep neural stimulation. The duration of the appointment is 3 years and Marie Curie eligibility criteria must be respected.
Project Title: Up-scaling the growth of metal/oxide bilayer systems for non-volatile magnetoelectric effects: magneto-ionics and ferroelectric/ferromagnetic heterostructured multiferroics.
Objectives: Fabrication of two types of metal/oxide bilayers at wafer level: (a) Ni/HfO2 (for magneto-ionics) and Ni/BaTiO3 (artificial heterostructured multiferroic); comparative study of ME effects in the continuous films and lithographed patterns; optimization of non-volatility of ME effects for memory applications.
Expected results: Optimized sputtering conditions for dense Ni/HfO2 and Ni/BaTiO3 films at wafer level; identification of sample size effects (ME effects in continuous and patterned structures); basic structural characterization; achievement of stable (non-volatile) voltage-controlled effects (ON-OFF ferromagnetism, changes of coercivity, easy axis reorientation, etc.) for magnetic anti-hacking security devices.
TTS – Thin film Technological Service is a small Czech private company located in Prague specializing in design and deposition of thin films for microelectronics, optics and other applications. It has a background in the R&D community for the electronics industry in Czechoslovakia and a history of 26 years as a private company (founded in 1992). Main products of TTS are thin film metallization (used mainly in sensor applications), thin film dew point sensors for trace moisture detection and custom-made thin films for special applications or substrates. R&D is a top priority for TTS and it regularly participates R&D projects funded by the Czech government. In recent years TTS started to be more involved also in space industry and its products are currently evaluated on board of VZLUSAT-1 nanosatellite.(http://www.tts-co.eu).
BeMAGIC project is a Marie Sklodowska-Curie Innovative Training Network that offers the possibility to pursue the PhD within the Network at different universities/research centres/companies across Europe. The duration of the appointment is 3 years, starting in April 2020, and the gross salary is 29 300 € / year. Importantly, the Marie Curie eligibility criteria must be respected. Eligible early-stage researchers (ESRs) are those who are, at the date of recruitment by the host institution, in the first four years (full-time equivalent) of their research careers. This is measured from the date when they obtained the degree which would formally entitle them to embark on a doctorate. In addition, researchers must not have resided or carried out their main activity (work, studies, etc.) in the country of the host organization for more than 12 months in the 3 years immediately prior to their recruitment. Researchers can be nationals of any country (including all countries outside Europe).