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Crystallographic properties of organic films for transistor applications

description:
Main activity will be the performance of specialised X-ray scattering techniques by in-house equipment and by using synchrotron sources. The investigated systems are organic thin films for application in thin film transistors. Structural properties of the thin films like morphology and crystallographic properties (including crystal structure solution from thin films) have to be evaluated. Additionally, thin films have to be prepared by physical vapour deposition and by solution processing. Experimental skills (chemical preparation lab, vacuum technology) and programming knowledge are desired.

network information:
The position is within an International Training Network funded by the European Commission (Horizon 2020). Within the network following partners are associated: University Cambridge, University Staßbourg, University Brussels, University Mons, University Berlin, Max Planchk Institute Mainz, University Barcelona, and the companies BASF and Polycristalline. Semi-annual meetings with all project partners are planned. Secondment for six month at the University Mons, Belgium and for three month at the company Polycrstalline, Medicina, Italy are planned.

offer:
full employment (40 hours) for three years at the Graz University of Technology, Austria; additionally to the salary relocation costs will be paid.

eligibility criteria:
- To have obtained or to be about to obtain a Master thesis degree (or a title at equivalent level) in physics, chemistry, electrical engineering, or materials-/nano- science.
- To be in the first 4 years (full-time equivalent research experience) of their research careers.
- Not to have been awarded a doctoral degree.
- Not to have resided or carried out their main activity (work, studies, etc.) in Austria for more than 12 months in the 3 years immediately before the recruitment date.

applications:
not later than 15th August 2019
Roland Resel, Graz University of Technology roland.resel@tugraz.at
and to the UHMob public website

Postdoc position on "Thermocrystals by Atomic Layer Deposition”

A postdoc position is opened for working on a joint project between TU-Graz and the MCL-COMET center. The project aims at the experimental and theoretical development of methods to computationally design, and to physically fabricate, thermocrystals that can be used as coherent phonon sources, filters and detectors. The thermocrystals will consist of superlattices with well-defined thickness and low concentration of defects.
The aim of the postdoc will be to grow ZnO/ZnAlO and GaN/InGaN superlattices, matching the requirements derived from the computational results. Spectroscopic ellipsometry and x-ray based techniques will be used for the characterization.

The position is fully funded for one year.

Starting date: June 2019 (approx).

Compensation: gross salary, 3.711,10Euro/month with employment of 40h/week

Requirements: Highly qualified applicants from all over the world are invited to apply. All applicants must hold a Doctoral Degree (or get it within the Starting date) in the fields of Physics, Chemistry or Material Science. Deep experimental knowledge of Atomic Layer Deposition is also required. All applicants should have excellent academic track records and demonstrate strong enthusiasm and talent for research. Fluent English is a must.

Desired qualifications: Experience in the field of crystals and their structural characterization. Knowledge of the area of the physics of phonons and solid state physics. Communication skills.

Selection procedure: The deadline for the application is April 1st, 2019. Please send a CV, with two references, a list of published papers, one selected publication and a motivation letter to Assoc. Prof. Dr. Anna Maria Coclite at the address anna.coclite@tugraz.at. The candidates will be notified of the acceptance of their candidature and if shortlisted a time and date for the interview will be fixed. During the interview, the candidates will be asked to give a short presentation of their research to date to the research group they will work in, with a following short discussion.

Silicon Photonics - a PhD at CERN

We are currently looking for a PhD Student to join our team at CERN with academic supervision from Bristol University. We are in the Electronic Systems for Experiments Group that develops optical data transmission systems to read-out and control particle physics experiments here at CERN. We have a future-looking project to use Silicon Photonics and are currently investigating the applicability and especially the radiation tolerance of such components. The PhD student would work on measuring the radiation effects in different Silicon Photonics components and systems but also work on simulating the devices to understand and possibly mitigate the observed effects.

General information to the CERN PhD program can be found here: https://jobs.smartrecruiters.com/ni/CERN/1dbdcee8-a756-4189-8306-dd46b81c05ba-doctoral-student-programme.

The next application deadline is on the 25th of March and a final decision will be made in May. If you are interested and/or you would like to have more information to the topic don’t hesitate to contact us either under andrea.kraxner@cern.ch or jan.troska@cern.ch.

We are very much looking forward to hear from you.

CERN
1211 Geneva 23
Switzerland

For more information contact p.hadley@tugraz.at.

The Missing Link      >> more >>

Inorganic/Organic interfaces play a crucial role for the performance of organic electronic devices, such as OLED-TVs and photovoltaic cell. Of particular interest is the interface geometry, since the structure determines most, if not all, of its properties. However, determining the structure experimentally often proves to be difficult due to the small amount of material that is used. There is, therefore, a strong need of theoretical support. To provide this support, my group and I have recently developed a Machine Learning based algorithm that allows determining the interface structure with a higher precision, and at a lower cost, than any other existing approach.

The aim of this PhD thesis is to act as link between theory development and our experimental collaboration partners and apply our recently developed method to a diverse range of systems of practical interest. These include, for example, carbon monoxide at Ga-doped zinc oxide (Christof Wöll, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology), small molecules at metal surfaces (Daniel Wegner, Radboud University), or self-assembled monolayers at insulator films (Philipp Rahe, University of Osnabrück).


We offer:

> A friendly group with a productive atmosphere

> Training in skills relevant for industry, including machine learning, computational material science, and organic electronics

> Visiting multiple (international) conferences per year

> Collaboration with theoretical and experimental groups at the TU Munich

> An extended abroad stay at a renowned international research facility

We seek: Highly motivated, self-propelled students with an interest in solid state physics and computational material science.

Compensation: € 2.112,40 per month, 14x per year (funded by the START-prize)

Contact:
Oliver Hofmann email: o.hofmann@tugraz.at
Tel: 0316 873 8964 http://www.if.tugraz.at/hofmann
Or talk to the students in office PH 02 152 (2nd floor, right by the stairs)

Computational Planning of Experiments for World-Record Charge-Carrier Mobility Interfaces      >> more >>

The performance of organic electronic devices is strongly influenced by the charge-carrier mobility of the organic component. Recently, computational scientists at the TU Munich have predicted a novel molecule with the potential to exhibit outstanding characteristics. So far, however, experimental verification was unsuccessful. This is because the material’s properties depend not only on its chemistry, but also on its crystal structure, i.e. the polymorph that it assumes. This, in turn, is strongly influenced by the deposition conditions and the nature of the substrate.

My group and I have developed one of the first codes able to investigate the structural complexity of organic materials on potential electrode substrates. This is done using a combination of density functional theory and machine learning. The main purpose of this PhD assignment is to apply this code in order to guide experiments and help them finding the ideal substrate / deposition conditions in order to realize the predicted, extraordinary charge carrier mobilities.

We offer:

> A friendly group with a productive atmosphere

> Training in skills relevant for industry, including machine learning, computational material science, and organic electronics

> Visiting multiple (international) conferences per year

> Collaboration with theoretical and experimental groups at the TU Munich

> An extended abroad stay at a renowned international research facility

We seek: Highly motivated, self-propelled students with an interest in solid state physics and computational material science.

Compensation: € 2.112,40 per month, 14x per year (funded by the START-prize)

Contact:
Oliver Hofmann email: o.hofmann@tugraz.at
Tel: 0316 873 8964 http://www.if.tugraz.at/hofmann
Or talk to the students in office PH 02 152 (2nd floor, right by the stairs)

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Euraxess      >> more >>

Open PhD positions within projects funded by the European Union are listed at Euraxess.

Student Internships      >> more >>

Student internships at the institute are arranged through IAESTE (http://www.iaeste.at/).