PhD position: Topological semimetal nanostructure devices
Stellenangebot vom 21. August 2018
Our group investigates how the physics in topological quantum matter changes, when the sample size is scaled down to the nanometer scale. We therefore develop new approaches to synthesize single-crystalline nanostructures from topological semimetals, such as Dirac and Weyl semimetals; build sophisticated nanoscale transport devices; and investigate their electrical and thermal transport properties. Especially fascinating are collective excitations that behave similar to the elementary particles, allowing to explore the connection between condensed matter and high energy physics.
Project: The PhD project will involve a broad spectrum of experimental techniques and state-of-the-art nanofabrication. You will integrate new topological semimetal nanostructures, such as nanowires and plates into electrical and thermal transport devices. The project involves the fabrication and transport characterization of nanodevices to address questions of size-quantization, electric field control and electron correlations in topological quantum matter. You will make full use of the institutes infrastructure, comprising the new clean room and cryogenic electrical and thermal transport characterization equipment.
Student profile: Candidates should have a strong background in device physics and electrical and thermal transport characterization. They should show the ability to work independently, in particular when developing and fabricating nanodevices.
If you are interested to work in a young, vibrant group, we are looking forward to your application at firstname.lastname@example.org.