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The department Microstructure and residual stress analysis is looking for:

PhD Student (f/m), Master or equivalent degree in Physics or Material Science

Reference No.: EM 2017/17

Topic of the doctoral thesis:
Real-time growth analysis and modelling of chalcogenide semiconductor thin films with increased bandgap

The research of the department is focused on the characterization of structure and properties of materials on different length scales. Advanced diffraction and scattering methods are used for nano- and microstructure as well as time resolved studies, applied to a wide spectrum of materials ranging from photovoltaics, proton and oxygen conducting materials, and battery materials. Currently, we are taking into operation a new lab dedicated to real-time and in-situ film growth studies, equipped with a high brilliance metal jet x-ray source.

Focus of the PhD thesis is to study the influence of growth conditions of thin film semiconductors for solar cells with increased band gap on their microstructural and physical properties. For this, solid state reactions are studied in real time X-ray diffraction, fluorescence analysis and white light scattering. Complementary, model calculations by means of reaction-diffusion equations will be employed to gain detailed insights into the physical and chemical mechanisms taking place during the reactions.



What we offer

Fixed term contract for 36 months . The salary is based on the Collective Agreement for the German Public Service (TVöD-Bund).

We particularly welcome applications from women. Preference will be given to handicapped applicants provided equal suitability.

How to apply

Have we sparked your interest? Then we look forward to receiving your application by 14.07.2017.

For German version, please click on the following link: German Version.

Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin für Materialien und Energie GmbH
Hahn-Meitner-Platz 1
14109 Berlin