The department Methods for Characterization of Transport Phenomena in Energy Materials is looking for:
PhD student within a DFG project to study thermoelectric hybrid materials based on porous silicon and organic moleculesReference No.: EM 2018/21
The Department for Methods for Characterization of Transport Phenomena in Energy Materials (EM-AMCT) engages in fundamental research on novel energy conversion materials with a particular focus on thermoelectric materials. All our research activities share the common goal to relate fundamentally macroscopic transport phenomena in model thermoelectrics to their microscopic structure and dynamics. Next to a comprehensive laboratory infrastructure for sample synthesis and characterization, EM-AMCT operates a cold neutron triple-axis spectrometer at the research reactor BER II and a resonant inelastic soft x-ray spectrometer at the synchrotron BESSY II.
EM-AMCT seeks a highly motivated PhD student to study hybrid thermoelectric materials based on porous silicon and organic molecules within the framework of a new DFG project.
In cooperation with our project partners from the Hamburg University of Technology, we intend to understand the potentially advantageous interplay of complementary thermoelectric properties in organic-inorganic hybrid systems by means of macroscopic and microscopic probes.
- Assistance with sample synthesis
- Macroscopic characterization of transport phenomena in novel hybrids
- Structural characterization of hybrids by means of x-ray and neutron elastic scattering techniques (SAXS, SANS, powder diffraction)
- Dynamical studies on hybrids by means of inelastic, quasi-elastic neutron and inelastic x-ray scattering techniques
- Data analysis and modeling
- Master degree in physics
- Background in solid state physics
- Ideally background in x-ray and neutron scattering techniques
- Good verbal and written communication skills
What we offerFixed 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 applyHave we sparked your interest? Then we look forward to receiving your application by 20.08.2018.
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Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin für Materialien und Energie GmbH