PhD position in the field of carbon-based quantum materials

Updated: about 1 month ago

We are looking for a highly motivated candidate with a strong experimental background in materials chemistry, solid state physics or nanoscience who wants to pursue cutting-edge research at a world-class level. 

Within a large-scale project, we aim at developing carbon-based quantum materials for next-generation quantum technologies, with a strong focus on atomically precise graphene nanoribbons (GNRs). Within this project, you will work on the on-surface synthesis and characterization of GNRs with exotic properties (spin chains, topological quantum phases) that make them highly relevant for integration into quantum devices. 

To preserve GNR properties upon substrate transfer and device integration, you will investigate specific GNR edge modifications such as hydrogen passivation as chemical and electronic protection steps. Within this context, you will also develop Raman spectroscopy methodologies to characterize the edge modifications and to benchmark the quality, robustness and reversibility of the passivation strategies.

The successful candidate will be integrated in the PhD Program of the Department of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering at ETH Zurich.

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