Atomic Scale Computer Simulations of Materials for Energy Storage and Energy Conversion

Research funds are immediately available over 3 years for the following projects:

   * Superalloys for turbine applications
   * Solid nitrogen as energy storage material
   * Lead-free piezoceramics
   * Defects in transparent conducting oxides

Electronic structure calculations and molecular dynamics simulations will be used in all projects for modeling structure and properties of the respective materials. Therefore a very good knowledge of solid state physics, quantum mechanics and thermodynamics is a prerequisite. Experience in working with Linux environments and code development is expected. Applicants for Phd-positions must hold a university degree in physics, chemistry, metallurgy or materials science. Competitive pay on E13 level according to TU Darmstadt salary scheme is offered and includes health care as well as social security plans.

-Density functional theory
-Molecular dynamics simulations
-Monte-Carlo methods



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pH and CO2 Sensing by Curcumin-Coloured Cellophane Test Strip

Polymeric Honeycombs Decorated by Nickel Nanoparticles

Directed Deposition of Nickel Nanoparticles Using Self-Assembled Organic Template,

Organometallic deposition of ultrasmooth nanoscale Ni film,

Zigzag-shaped nickel nanowires via organometallic template-free route

Surface analytical characterization of passive iron surface modified by alkyl-phosphonic acid layers

Atomic Force Microscopy Studies of Alkyl-Phosphonate SAMs on Mica

Amorphous iron formation due to low energy heavy ion implantation in evaporated 57Fe thin films

Surface modification of passive iron by alkylphosphonic acid layers

Formation and structure of alkylphosphonic acid layers on passive iron

Structure of the nonionic surfactant triethoxy monooctylether C8E3 adsorbed at the free water surface, as seen from surface tension measurements and Monte Carlo simulations

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