A new position is open within the ENLIGHTMENT group in Plasmonics Supercrystals at the Institute of Materials Science of Barcelona (ICMAB - CSIC). This research group uses scalable soft nanoimprinting techniques to fabricate plasmonic nanostructures compatible with emerging optoelectronic devices. Plasmonic supercrystals are large area assemblies of metal nanoparticles from colloidal dispersions in large periodic geometry. The arrangement in a larger superstructure allows us to engineer the optical response of the film, and it has great potential for sensing, lighting and photovoltaics.
Main tasks of the candidate
- Template assisted fabrication of plasmonic supercrystals.
- Optical characterization of the nanostructures (SERS and Circular dichroism.)
- Good level of English written and spoken.
- Experience in plasmonics, nanofabrication and optics will be valued.
Photonic and plasmonic architectures can concentrate the electric field through resonances, increase the light optical path by strong diffraction and exhibit many other interesting optical phenomena. The use of these structures within actual devices will be most beneficial for enhanced light absorption solar cells, photodetectors and improved new sensors and light emitters. However, emerging optoelectronic devices rely on large area and low cost fabrication routes to cut manufacturing costs and increase the production throughput.
To apply, please send your CV and contact Agustín Mihi at: Agustín Mihi Ph.D. (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Application Deadline: As soon as the position is covered.
Target Start Date of the position: ASAP