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Materials Research Science and Engineering Center, REU

Primary Institution: Materials Research Science and Engineering Center
Affiliation: University of Nebraska
City: Lincoln
State: NE
Job Duration: June - August, 2009 (8-10 weeks)
Class Requirement: Completed Freshman Year
Position Type: Research
Discipline(s): Condensed Matter: Structure and Mechanical/Thermal Properties
Condensed Matter: Electronic Structure and Electromagnetic/Optical Properties
Description: The University of Nebraska hosts a Materials Research Science and Engineering Center (MRSEC) entitled Quantum and Spin Phenomena in Nanomagnetic Structure. The MRSEC involves faculty and students from Physics, Chemistry, and Engineering in state-of-the-art research in nanoscale magnetic materials, and offers many opportunities for scientists and students to become involved.  We are seeking two pairs (one professor and one undergraduate student per pair) from four-year colleges or universities to become engaged in this research during the summer of 2009.  Summer stipends will be provided, and it is anticipated that the collaboration will continue during the 2009/2010 academic year.
The selected Professor/Student pairs will become involved in one of the following research thrusts:
• Novel magnetic clusters and cluster-assembled nanocomposites
• Magnetic nanostructures controlled by external stimuli
• Ultra-high-sensitivity magnetometry of nanostructures
• Self-assembled magnetic nanostructures
• Magnetization dynamics of nanomagnetic structures
• Electrically-controlled exchange bias and novel piezomagnetic materials
• Ferroelectric and multiferroic tunnel junctions
• Electron and spin transport in magnetic nanojunctions
• "Seed" thrusts in fabrication of ferromagnetic nanospirals, electronic DNA detection via magnetic nanoparticle preconcentration, and tunable magnetic tunnel junction with optical output.
Stipend: Student $450/week (max. 10 weeks), professorial member $6000/month (max. 2 month)
Benefits: Housing
Meal Plan
Application Deadline: 03/15/2009
Job Website: http://www.mrsec.unl.edu/education/2009/prof_stud_advert.shtml

Research/Internship Opportunity Contact Information

Primary Contact: Prof. Roger D. Kirby
Department of Physics and Astronomy
University of Nebraska
Lincoln, NE 68588-0111
Email: rkirby1@unl.edu
Phone: 402-472-2784
Fax: 402-472-2879
Secondary Contact: Verona Skomski
Materials Research Science and Engineering Center, 213A Ferg Hall
University of Nebraska
Lincoln, NE 68588-0111
Email: vskomski3@unl.edu
Phone: 402-472-6933
Fax: 402-472-2879