|Location||University of Technology Sydney, Faculty of Science|
|Eligibility||Open to international applicants|
Chemical reactions driven by electron-solid interactions
Surface restructuring by electron impact is critical in electron detection, electron microscopy and a range of nanofabrication techniques. In particular, chemical reactions driven by electrons can influence the performance of electron detectors, and can be exploited for direct-write fabrication of nanostructures and devices using electron beams. A PhD scholarship is available for a project focused on controlling and exploiting such reactions in electron detectors, and on exploiting the reactions for nanofabrication of functional materials using electron microscopes. The project is in collaboration with industry partners ETP Ion Detect, a Sydney-based manufacturer of state-of-the-art electron-multiplier detectors, and Thermo Fisher Scientific, a US-based manufacturer of electron microscopes. Experience in one or more of these fields is required: applied physics, physical chemistry, electron detection and electron interactions with solids. The successful candidate will collaborate directly with 2 other students and 2 postdocs, and will join a broader group of approximately 10 students and 6 postdocs, focused on different aspects of electron interactions with solids, nanofabrication and nanophotonics.
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