PhD on Growth and Characterisation of Dilute Nitride GaSbN Quantum Dot Intermediate Band Solar Cells


PhD on Growth and Characterisation of Dilute Nitride GaSbN Quantum Dot Intermediate Band Solar Cells

Salary: Cira £29,000
Closing Date: Sunday 12 April 2015
Interview Date: To be confirmed
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To carry out research into the epitaxial growth of gallium antimonide based quantum dot materials for the development of novel solar cells using molecular beam epitaxy (MBE). The research will involve systematic MBE growth studies of GaSb quantum dots, characterisation of the resulting materials using photoluminescence and photocurrent spectroscopy, electrical and structural measurements. Prototype intermediate band solar cells will also be fabricated and extensively tested.

You must have at least an MPhys first class (hons) or 2(i) (or equivalent) in Physics or Electrical Engineering or a closely related subject. A sound understanding of semiconductor physics and the operating principles of solar cells is essential. Some knowledge and experience in the MBE growth and characterisation of Sb containing alloys for use in optoelectronic devices would be desirable. In addition, you should be a good communicator and able to work as part of a team, with good inter-personal skills. You should be familiar with preparing scientific publications and presenting conference papers.

This is a three year fixed term appointment which is part of the new Marie Sklodowska-Curie Initial Training network : Postgraduate Research on Dilute Metamorphic Nanostructures and Metamate­rials in Semiconductor Photonics (PROMIS)

You will be required to satisfy the eligibility criteria for Marie Curie Early Stage Researchers:

  • Must be within the first four years (full-time equivalent) of their research career
  • Must not have resided or carried out their main activity (work, studies, etc.) within the UK for more than 12 months in the three years immediately prior to their recruitment

Further information available from:
Prof. A. Krier a.krier[at]

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