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PHD-position ¾ TVLE13

Topological control of colloidal particles on non-periodic magnetic patterns

We offer a three years PhD position to work on the topological transport of colloidal particles. Colloidal particles share a lot of strange transport properties with electrons, which allows to apply the concepts of modern topological solid state physics in the realm of soft matter. The candidate will perform microscopy experiments with colloidal particles mimicking the behavior of topological states of electrons and more


Colloidal topological insulator


The candidate will collaborate with theoreticians that simulate the behavior and is expected to successfully complete the PhD within these three years.

Please send your application to: Thomas.fischer@uni-bayreuth.de


Mirzaee-Kakhki M, et al. (2020) Simultaneous polydirectional transport of colloidal bipeds. Nat. Comm. 11(1):4670.

Loehr J, et al. (2017) Lattice symmetries and the topologically protected transport of colloidal particles. Soft Matter 13(29):5044–5075.

Loehr J, Loenne M, Ernst A, de las Heras D, Fischer TM (2016) Topological protection of multiparticle dissipative transport. Nature Comm. 7(1):11745.

de las Heras D, Loehr J, Loenne M, Fischer TM (2016) Topologically protected colloidal transport above a square magnetic lattice. New Journal of Physics 18(10):105009.

Loehr J, et al. (2018) Colloidal topological insulators. Comm. Phys. 1(1):4.

Mirzaee-Kakhki M, et al. (2021) Gauge invariant and gauge dependent aspects of topological walking colloidal bipeds. Soft Matter 17(6):1663–1674.

Mirzaee-Kakhki M, et al. (2020) Colloidal trains. Soft Matter 16(6):1594–1598.

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