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Investigation of strongly correlated electron systems by quantum-oscillation measurements


The PhD project is dedicated to quantum-oscillation studies of strongly correlated electron systems in high magnetic fields. Such measurements are the tool-of-choice for the determination of the Fermi-surface topology in metals. In strongly correlated electron systems, high magnetic fields are usually required to observe quantum oscillations. In addition, high magnetic fields often induce electronic phase transitions. Among them are quantum phase transitions, i.e., continues zero temperature phase transitions, around which new quantum phases are expected to emerge. Theoretically, such phase transitions are often accompanied by a Fermi-surface reconstruction. This is one of the key questions that will be addressed experimentally within this PhD project. The student will have a unique opportunity to use state-of-the-art high-field facilities of the European Magnetic Field Laboratory. This includes steady fields to 36 T and beyond available in Grenoble, France and Nijmegen, the Netherlands, as well as pulsed fields beyond to 70 T and higher in Dresden, Germany. All the measurements will be performed at low temperatures. This PhD project is part of a larger French-German collaboration, within which the student will be in contact with theoreticians, who will provide band-structure calculations to be compared with the experiment.

The thesis will be financed by the joint French-German ANR-DFG grant “FermiNESt”. The PhD student will be jointly supervised by Dr. I. Sheikin from LNCMI, CNRS, Grenoble, France ( and Prof. J. Wosnitza from HLD, HZDR, Dresden, Germany (

 Offer published 23/03/2017


Internship subjects 2016/2017

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 Consult below our internship subjects for 2016-2017.

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This list is not limitative; do not hesitate to contact if a subject that is not present amongst our offers is of interest for your studies!


All our internship subjects :

New :

Characterization of high Tc superconductor tapes and coils under high magnetic field and variable temperature

Subject proposed by Xavier Chaud, posted on septembre 30, 2016

Metal-radical compounds: toward systems with high blocking temperature of the magnetization

Subject proposed by Ghenadie Novitchi, posted on october 6, 2016

Multifunctional molecule-based materials: towards multiferroics

Subject proposed by Cyrille Train, posted on october 6, 2016

Nuclear Magnetic Resonance instrumentation and methods for high magnetic fields (36 T) and high frequencies (1.5 GHz)

Subject proposed by Steffen Krämer, posted on october 6, 2016

NMR investigation of the BEC-type quantum spin systems

Subject proposed by Mladen Horvatic, posted on october 10, 2016

Development of a Faraday balance for low temperature and high magnetic field

Subject proposed by Gabriel Seyfarth, posted on october 10, 2016

Field induced phase transitions in quantum materials

Subject proposed by David Le boeuf, posted on october 10, 2016


Subject proposed by François Debray, posted on october 21, 2016


 More subjects are expected...