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Post-doctorate (M/F): Investigation of plasma-surface interactions during cryogenic etching at the atomic scale (Cryo-ALE)

This offer is available in the following languages:
Français - Anglais

Date Limite Candidature : jeudi 19 mai 2022

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General information

Reference : UMR6502-AURGIR-003
Workplace : NANTES
Date of publication : Monday, May 9, 2022
Type of Contract : FTC Scientist
Contract Period : 12 months
Expected date of employment : 1 July 2022
Proportion of work : Full time
Remuneration : between 2690€ and 3820€ gross remuneration depending on experience
Desired level of education : PhD
Experience required : Indifferent


Study the fundamental mechanisms involved in the absorption/desorption steps of cryogenic temperature etching processes at the atomic scale (cryo-ALE) in fluorine chemistry.


- Expose surfaces to gases and plasmas under different conditions (pressure, temperature, power).
- Characterize surfaces by in-situ XPS at cryogenic temperature.
- Participate in the diagnostics of plasmas.
- Propose interpretations of the results.
- Highlight these results in relation to the works of the literature.
- Write scientific articles and communicate in congresses the results (posters and oral communications).
- Participate in the advancement of the ANR PSICryo project (national academic research).


The candidate should have a PhD in materials science with the following skills :
- Skills in materials science (physics and chemistry).
- Surface and thin film characterization (XPS).
- Knowledge in plasma physics - appreciated.
- Knowledge in plasma diagnostics or atomic spectroscopy - appreciated.
- Strong interest in experimental work.
- Initiative and rigor.
- Fluency in written and spoken English.
- Ability to communicate and promote research (participation in conferences, poster presentations, oral presentations, writing of scientific articles).
- Ability to work in a team and in project mode.

Work Context

The proposed subject is part of the EMERGENCE 2022 project of the CNRS national institut of chemistry (INC) and more broadly in the ANR PSiCryo project, involving 3 laboratories: the GREMI, the LTM and the Jean Rouxel Institute of Materials, IMN, in Nantes, where the person recruited will be located. The IMN is a joint research unit of the University of Nantes and the CNRS (UMR6502, http://www.cnrs-imn.fr) which currently brings together more than 130 researchers (chemists, physicists, materials engineers from the CNRS and the University of Nantes), administrative and technical staff, and 90 research contract workers. The proposed project will take place in the Plasmas and thin films team, which conducts research on the development of cold plasma processes.

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