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Postdoc for computational studies on excitons and charge carriers in ultrathin 2D materials

Research / Academic
Delft

You perform computational studies on excitons and charge carriers in semiconducting 2D materials consisting of a metal atom (Mo, W, Nb, Zr, Hf) and a chalcogenide (S, Se, Te). Layers of a single material and bilayers of an electron donor (n-type layer) and an acceptor (p-type layer) are studied. You contribute to analyzing experimental results of  PhD students performing ultrafast pump-probe spectroscopy at TU Delft and the University of Amsterdam (group of prof. Schall). The project is a collaboration with Toyota Motor Europe.

You study band gaps, effective masses, exciton binding energies, as well as mobility and decay kinetics of excitons and charges. Methods to be used include (TD)DFT, GW-Bethe-Salpeter equation, mixed quantum-classical dynamics, implemented in e.g. compute engines in AMS, VASP, GPAW, BerkeleyGW and PYXAID, or home-built codes.   

Requirements:

Candidates must have a PhD degree in physics, chemistry or materials science and have experience with DFT, GW and Bethe-Salpeter calculations.       

Salary Benefits:

TU Delft offers a customisable compensation package, a discount for health insurance and sport memberships, and a monthly work costs contribution. Flexible work schedules can be arranged. An International Children’s Centre offers childcare and an international primary school. Dual Career Services offers support to accompanying partners. Salary and benefits are in accordance with the Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities.    

Work Hours:

38 hours per week

Address:

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