Thesis, internship, and post-doc opportunities
MBE/CVD growth of optimized 2D transition metal dichalcogenides and in situ synchrotron x-ray scattering investigations of their structural properties
Offer N°: SL-DSM-15-1076
Like graphene, 2D transition metal dichalcogenides (TMDs) are more and more investigated because they have interesting new electrical, chemical, mechanical or thermal properties especially when in the form of a single layer. However, the single layer TMDs produced to date by e.g. exfoliation are structurally very imperfect, which is detrimental for future applications.
Quantum and non-linear optics in nitride microcavities
Offer N°: SL-DSM-15-1071
During this thesis, the student will study by optical spectroscopy (photoluminescence) AlN optical microcavities (microdisks and photonic crystals) containing ultraviolet emitters (GaN quantum wells and dots). The general goal of the thesis work is to evidence quantum optics effects such as the microlaser regime or the strong coupling in nitride microcavities emitting in the ultraviolet.
In situ synchrotron X-Ray study of sol-gel derived nanostructured oxide thin films
Offer N°: SL-DSM-15-1049
The Transparent Conducting Oxides (TCO) play a critical role in the fabrication of many current and emerging optoelectronic devices. Solution-processed inorganic thin films have been intensively developed, for example, to fabricate TCO thin films. The advantages of this elaboration process are simplicity, large-scale process, and cost-effectiveness. Custom-made morphologies obtained by sol-gel techniques are extremely important for this field.
Quantum magnetism in low dimensional systems
Offer N°: SL-DSM-15-1064
This thesis subject belongs both to the field of quantum magnetism, more particularly focused on the study of antiferromagnetic spin chains, and to the field of multiferroism. Practically, the purpose will be to investigate compounds of the AM2V2O8 family (A = Ba, Sr, Ca; M = Co, Mn, Zn, Ni).