Job reference: 024-2015
Study of the structure and chemistry at the atomic scale correlated to the physical properties at the nanoscale by advanced Electron Nanoscopy in low-dimensional semiconductor nano and quantum structures (nanowires, quantum dots and nanoparticles) for energy applications. The candidate will apply his knowledge in S/TEM and related spectroscopies (EELS, EDX,etc.) to improve the methodologies for advanced atomic resolution characterizatiopn. Application of 3D methods as electron tomography as well as in-situ optical characterization based on light spectroscopies such as cathodoluminescence will be also applied.
PROJECT SUPERVISOR & HOSTING GROUP
Prof. Jordi Arbiol, group leader of the Advanced Electron Nanoscopy Group (GAe-N) at Institut Català de Nanociència i Nanotecnologia, ICN2 will be the project Supervisor, and his group, the hosting one. As the group has a strong transversal character, the candidate will be expected to collaborate with other groups at the ICN2 and also at the International level.
Secondments at EPFL and at ER-C Jülich are planned. At EPFL for the application of in-situ CL-spectroscopy measurements on the Solar Energy Fuel devices as well as for the use of the advanced electron microscopes placed there. The secondments at the ER-C in Jülich will promote the advancement in-situ electronic characterization of the nanostructures at the nanometer scale in their advanced microscopes, allowing a direct correlation to the physical and chemical properties at the atomic scale.
The candidate must have a minimum of 2 years post-doc experience with high skills in S/TEM and related spectroscopies (EELS, EDX,etc.). Knowledge on electron tomography as well as on light spectroscopies as cathodoluminescence will be a plus.