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Reference : UMR5221-ISAPHI-015
Workplace : MONTPELLIER
Date of publication : Thursday, November 18, 2021
Type of Contract : FTC Scientist
Contract Period : 18 months
Expected date of employment : 1 January 2022
Proportion of work : Full time
Remuneration : 2150
Desired level of education : PhD
Experience required : Indifferent
The objective of the project is to integrate quantum sensors into van der Waals heterostructures in order to probe, in situ, the physics occurring at the interfaces between atomically-thin, two-dimensional (2D) materials assembled in vertical stacks. Our approach consists in using optically-active spin defects hosted in hexagonal boron nitride (hBN), a wide-bandgap material which is a key building block of van der Waals heterostructures. In this general context, the post-doctoral work will be focused on the study of the spin and optical properties of the recently discovered boron vacancy (VB) defect in hBN, in order to assess its potential for quantum sensing applications in van der Waals heterostructures. The first objective of the post-doctoral work is to characterize the spin coherence properties of VB defect in hBN, and to identify experimental strategies to optimize them. The second objective is to develop a wide-field magnetic microscope using spin defects in hBN.
The candidate will carry out an experimental work. He/she will investigate the spin and optical properties of the boron vacancy defect in hBN with a scanning confocal microscope allowing to perform optical detection of the magnetic resonance. In parallel, he/she will develop a wide-field magnetic microscope using spin defects in hBN.
- PhD degree in physics with a solid background in quantum physics.
- Extensive experience on the study of point defects in semiconductors
- Experience in scanning confocal microscopy and optically detected magnetic resonance techniques
- English speaking, reading and writing is mandatory
- Good communication skills and ability to work in a team
This project will be pursued within the team “Solid-State Quantum Technologies” at the Laboratoire Charles Coulomb (L2C, UMR5221) in Montpellier. This post-doctoral project is funded by the region Occitanie as part of the Institut Quantique Occitan (BONIQs project).
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