Phd topics -
Measurement of the Neutron Electric Dipole Moment
Promoter: Prof. dr. Nathal Severijns |
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The research program at the "Instituut voor Kern- en Stralingsfysica" is concentrated on experimental nuclear physics and solid-state physics using nuclear probes. The nuclear physics research focusses on the study of the strong and weak interactions at play in atomic nuclei. The research in our weak interaction group aims at investigating properties of the weak interaction at low energies using ultracold neutrons and the beta decay of exotic nuclei. As to neutrons our team is involved in the the search for a permanent electric dipole moment at the Paul Scherrer Institute (nEDM Collaboration). Experiments in nuclear beta decay focus on searches for non-standard model scalar and tensor weak interactions, the Vud quark-mixing matrix element and the weak magnetism term in beta decay, using spectrum shape measurements and correlation experiments in the beta decay of isotopes produced mainly at ISOLDE-CERN.
This research project is in theframework of an international collaboration (nEDM Collaboration) of about 14institutes that is aiming at probing the electric dipole moment of the neutronwith a sensitivity of about 5 x 10-27 e.cm in a first phase andabout 5 x 10-28 e.cm in a second phase at the new ultracold neutronsource at the Paul Scherrer Institute.You will join the ongoing research program inthe weak interaction group, where you will be take part in and be responsiblefor different aspects of the magnetometry, for the running of test experimentsand data taking, and for the analysis and interpretation of data. Youresearch work will be part of the first phase of the nEDM project that isrunning until 2017/2018. You will also be involved in the development andtesting of the new setup for the second phase of the project that is beingprepared based on the experience that is currently being gained with theexisting
We are searching for a motivated student with a master diploma in physics.
The initial contract will be two years under provision of acceptance in the Doctoral School program. It will be prolonged after positive evaluation to a total term of four years. The starting date will be in October 2014.
For more information please contact Prof. dr. Nathal Severijns, mail: firstname.lastname@example.org, tel.: +3216327265.
You can apply for this job no later than July 31, 2014 via the Click here to apply to this project