Thesis, internship, and post-doc opportunities
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).
Beyond the conventional batteries: Design and development of high performance micro-batteries based on metallic nanowire anodes for technological applications
Offer N°: SL-DSM-15-0889
Over the past years, the development of novel and sophisticated miniaturized electronic devices in the field of biomedicine (e.g. neuro-stimulators), micro-robotics or micro-electro-mechanical systems (MEMS) has triggered a revolution in the conception of energy storage. Nowadays, the use of conventional electrochemical energy storage devices results insufficient in order to provide reliable solutions to the technological challenges of our modern society.