Institute of Microstructure Technology (IMT)
Area of research:
Diploma & Master Thesis
Luminescent materials have always attracted considerable attention due not only to their current range of applications but also to their wide potential in the fields of optical devices and biomedicine. Most luminescent materials exhibit a Stokes shifted or downshifted emission with the emitted photons having lower energy than the absorbed ones. Only few materials possess the ability to generate anti-Stokes shifted or upconversion photoluminescence. In these cases, the emitted photons have higher energy than those used for excitation. Upconversion materials have gained more increasing attention due to their potential application in many areas, including fluorescent markers, plastic recycling, thermometry, 3D displays, bioimaging, and the harvesting of sunlight.
The “Nanophotonics for Energy” division was established at KIT 2014 within the Institute of Microstructure Technology (IMT) and the Light Technology Institute (LTI). We have access to all of the state-of-the art research facilities within the National Research Centre of the Helmholtz Association.
We are currently looking for a Master student to expand our R&D capabilities within the areas of spectral conversion and optical spectroscopy. This research would be conducted within the framework of a very close collaboration with a German industry partner and working as part of a small team on this technology transfer project.
This project covers encompasses:
Synthesis of lanthanide doped oxides via hydrothermal process;Exploring a wide range of dopant ions and concentrations;Characterisation of material quality (XRD, SEM, DLS, Raman, FTIR, XPS, etc.) as well as investigation of material stability and some optical measurements.
Further information on the Institute of Microstructure Technology (IMT): www.imt.kit.edu
Interest in synthesizing and characterizing nanomaterials; Keen to gain experience working with German industrial R&D partners; Not afraid of getting your hands “dirty” in the lab J
Field of study: Chemistry/Physics
Dr. Andrey Turshatov, IMT,
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