PhD student position in Diamond Electronics
Sort on published: 2017-10-30
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In the subject Engineering Science with specialization in the Science of Electricity, at the Division of Electricity, Department of Engineering Sciences, Ångström Laboratory. Starting date as soon as possible.
The attractive material properties of diamond such as high band gap, high carrier mobilities, high thermal conductivity, high breakdown field strength, radiation hardness, etc., make it a very interesting semiconductor material. Recently, diamond has received great attention for applications in spintronics and valleytronics. This is because of the unique quantum mechanical properties of diamond, as well as the presence of defects, e.g. the N-V center, with extremely long spin coherence time.
Diamond is considered to be a unique material for future high power, high frequency, high temperature devices like high-power Schottky diodes, MESFETs etc for applications in power electronics, fast switching transistors and for spintronics. Designs and fabrication techniques different from conventional methods have to be employed to realize electronic devices based on thin film single crystalline chemical vapour deposited (SC-CVD) diamond. Diamond also has a huge potential to be used as detectors in high energy physics, detectors for UV and far UV radiation, radiation sensors for radiotherapy, neutron detectors etc.
The position is within the field of diamond electronic devices and electronic properties of CVD diamond. Diamond is a material with extreme material properties and in particular many extreme properties as a semiconductor. It is now possible to manufacture films of high purity single crystalline diamond, which opens up the possibility to utilize these properties in future electronic and spintronic devices.
The proposed work consists of:
(i) Fabrication and charactarization of heterostructures (AlN-C, GaN-C etc.) by CVD.
(ii) Modelling and computer simulations of diamond electronic devices using device simulation softwares.
(iii) Material characterization of CVD diamond by standard characterization techniques and improving methods for studying transport processes in diamond heterostructures.
Qualifications: We are looking for a strong candidate with a Master degree in semiconductor physics or material physics with some experience in one or more of:
Semiconductor device physics
Semiconductor material characterization
Micro/Nano structures & technology
A strong motivation and ability to work independently is desirable, and good verbal and written skills in English are required.
The PhD position is for four years, extendable to a maximum of five years including departmental duties at a level of at most 20% (typically teaching).
Applications should include a brief description of research interests and relevant experience, a CV, copies of diplomas and certificates, thesis (or a draft thereof) and other relevant documents. The candidates are encouraged to provide letter(s) of recommendation and contact information to reference persons.
Uppsala University strives to be an inclusive workplace that promotes equal opportunities and attracts qualified candidates who can contribute to the University’s excellence and diversity. We welcome applications from all sections of the community and from people of all backgrounds.
Pay: According to local agreement for PhD students and teaching assistants.
Starting: As soon as possible.
Working hours: 100 %
For further information about the position please contact
Professor Jan Isberg, firstname.lastname@example.org or Dr Saman Majdi, email@example.com.
You are welcome to submit your application no later than 21st of November 2017, UFV-PA 2017/3904.
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Placement: Department of Engineering Sciences
Type of employment: Full time , Temporary position longer than 6 months
Pay: Fixed pay
Number of positions: 1
Working hours: 100 %
County: Uppsala län
Ellena Papaioannou, Seko
Per Sundman, Saco-rådet 018-471 1485
Suzanne Borén Andersson, TCO/ST 018-471 6251
Number of reference: UFV-PA 2017/3904
Last application date: 2017-11-21