PhD position in physical chemistry / spectroscopy (m/f/d)
The project aims at investigating the factors influencing spin-information transfer in organic multi-spin systems by combining modern optical spectroscopy and pulse electron paramagnetic resonance (EPR). The long-term goal is to provide design principles for materials to be used for molecular spintronics applications.
All of these potential applications require the search for new materials, new devices, and design rules, to enable a fundamental understanding of the underlying physical processes and to reveal the importance of specific molecular properties for an efficient generation, transfer and storage of spin information.
The successful candidate will work at the University of Freiburg, one of the leading research and teaching institutions in Germany. S/he will work as part of a small team, in direct contact with the members of other research groups at the Institute of Physical Chemistry. Through the work on the project, the candidate will be made familiar with (i) state-of-the-art pulse EPR methods and (ii) modern optical spectroscopic techniques from the femtosecond to the microsecond time scale and learn about their applicability to current research challenges in the field of molecular spintronics.
Depending on the strengths and interests of the successful applicant, the focus of the individually designed subproject may either lie on the theoretical (programming, data analysis and simulations, method development) or practical (spectroscopic measurements, synthesis) aspects of the project.
Highly motivated candidates with a master's degree in either chemistry or physics are strongly encouraged to apply. Successful applicants should have a solid background in physical chemistry (spectroscopy).