In the mesoscopic group of the CFM and DIPC of Sebatian Bergeret we offer a PhD position on:
Study of Structural Defects in Carbon-Based Nanostructures.
Contact persons: Sebastian Bergeret and Dario Bercioux
The study of defects in carbon-based nanomaterials is important for a full understanding of the functionality of future devise based on these materials. For example defects in carbon nanotubes can confine electrons to quantum dots with an energy level spacing exceeding thermal broadening at room temperature.
In the framework of this project we are interested in investigating theoretically several properties related to the presence of defects and inhomogeneities in carbon based materials and their observation with STM/STS probes.
Specifically we plan several work packages, including:
(a) Characterisation of the scattering states due to the presence of topological defects;
(b) Effect of ad-atoms and adsorbates;
(c) Electronic transport properties of defected carbon nano-structures;
(d) Characterisation of phonons and electron-phonon coupling and their effects on quantum transport.
The project has a full duration of 3 years is designed in order to have a significant overlap with the research activities present at the CFM/MPC and other centers in Donostia.
More information are available in the following LINK.