Nanoscale optoelectronic characterization of carbon nanotube–polymer blends
Prof. Achim Hartschuh, Chemistry Department, Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich (LMU)
This project is part of a Marie-Curie Initial Training Network (ITN) that involves research groups and companies from six different European countries. The central scientific goal of this ITN, termed Polymer-Carbon Nanotubes Active Systems for Photovoltaics (POCAONTAS), is the development of highly efficient and stable organic solar cells based on tailored blends of polymers with single wall carbon nanotubes. The PhD student at the LMU will use high-resolution near-field optical microscopy to characterize the optical, structural and optoelectronic properties of these blends and of working devices fabricated within the consortium. POCAONTAS will provide local and network-wide training in different research fields and complementary skills. This includes a six months secondment of the PhD student at a partner institute, internships at industry partners and bi-annual workshops.
Requirements & eligibility:
Candidates must be in the first 4 years of their research careers after completing a Master’s degree or equivalent and have not yet been awarded a doctoral degree. They must not have spent more than 12 months in the past 3 years in Germany. The applicant is expected to stay for the full 36 months of the project duration. The planned starting date of the project is September 2013.
More information about the group:
Prof. Hartschuh's website