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Marie Curie Postdoctoral Fellowship Award

7 Mar 2024

Congratulations to Dr. Vincent Oliviero, Macroscopic Quantum Matter Group led by Professor Séamus Davis, School of Physics and the other UCC early stage researchers who were awarded funding in the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions (MCSA) Postdoctoral Fellowship awards 2023 towards their research projects.

Dr Vincent Oliviero 

Project Title: Sub-Nanoscale Observation of Magnetic Monopole Noise (SNOMAN)
Funding Amount: €199,695

The magnetic version of the electron, the Dirac magnetic monopole, although predicted to exist, has yet to be discovered. Recently, the search for emergent magnetic monopoles in quantum materials has focused on spin-ice compounds, which host magnetic monopoles as emergent quasiparticles. Even though emergent monopoles have been studied using the toolbox of quantum matter research, the long-awaited monopole detection is still lacking because of the limited low spatial resolution probes and temperature range of the experiments. The SNOMAN project is a plan to develop a novel concept called Scanned Spin-Noise Microscope and provide a cutting-edge instrument for realising a Sub-Nanoscale Observation of magnetic monopole Noise. The microscope will be designed to operate in a cryogen-free dilution refrigerator to slow down the monopole dynamics and realise the long-awaited single monopole detection.


Pictured above (L-R): Dr Farzan Gity (supervisor of MSCA awardee Dr Vilas Patil), Dr Vincent Oliviero, Dr Lorena Morales García, Dr Jamie Darby.

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