Reference : UMR7504-CATBON-044
Workplace : STRASBOURG
Date of publication : Monday, November 14, 2022
Type of Contract : FTC Scientist
Contract Period : 18 months
Expected date of employment : 1 February 2023
Proportion of work : Full time
Remuneration : From 2833.40 € gross per month (depending on experience)
Desired level of education : PhD
Experience required : 1 to 4 years
The postdoctoral researcher will join the oxide thin film group to work on the synthesis and characterisation of free infinite layer nickelate thin films via a combination of pulsed laser deposition, exfoliation and topotactic reduction techniques.
The recruited researcher will be involved in several tasks to evaluate the pioneering approach proposed in the framework of FOXIES, a project funded by the French National Research Agency (ANR), by contributing his or her know-how on the exfoliation and transfer processes of free oxide thin films. The main objective is to increase the transition temperature of the newly discovered superconductivity in infinite layer nickelates. Structural, morphological and transport characterizations will be used on a daily basis. The researcher will also work with students and, to some extent, supervise and coordinate their work.
The candidate has a PhD in physics or materials science, and should be an experimentalist with proven expertise in some of the following topics:
- Exfoliation of oxides;
- Pulsed laser deposition;
- Nickelates ;
- Cleanroom work;
- Use of XRD, AFM and transport systems (home-made, PPMS, ...).
Located in Strasbourg at the Institute of Physics and Chemistry of Materials of Strasbourg (IPCMS), the oxide thin film group works on the growth, structural and electronic characterisation of different transition metal oxides, such as rare earth nickelates, vanadates, ferroelectrics and multiferroics. Several equipments are available such as XRD, AFM, PLD, clean room, Dynacool and VSM-SQUID.
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