Spintronics, in which electronics and magnetism are combined, is attaining an increasing amount of interest due to its potential in applications. The proposed project focuses on searching for novel materials aimed for future applications in spintronics using state-of-the-art computational methods. The emphasis is put on finite temperature properties using Monte Carlo simulations and on electronic correlations using the dynamical mean field theory and density functional calculations, as implemented in the Korringa-Kohn-Rostoker (KKR) method.
These methods will further be developed on the IBM Blue Gene supercomputer at the Research Centre Julich. During the previous work the researcher has established his expertise in many areas of magnetism, including diluted magnetic semiconductors, magnetic multi-layers, non-collinear magnetism and in statistical methods. With the proposed project the researcher shall complete his knowledge about magnetism and will learn more about electronic structure theory. He will learn a completely new field of strongly correlated systems.
The interest in strong correlations in magnetic systems is increasing rapidly so that the researcher shall benefit a lot from the methods and problems that he will learn. The stay in Germany should create many new contracts for the researcher that will help him in his future work. The complementary skills like increased responsibility and independence of the research are very important in promoting further the scientific career of the candidate. The aspects of transnational mobility will result in the information exchange between Sweden and Germany and help in developing the European research area.
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