PhD Student (m/f) in "Multi-scale atomistic simulations of effects of ion irradiation on two-dimensional materials"
A member of the Helmholtz Association of German Research Centers, the HZDR employs about 1,100 people. The Center's focus is on interdisciplinary research in the areas energy, health, and matter.
The Institute of Ion Beam Physics and Materials Research conducts materials research for future applications, e. g., in information technology and for energy conversion.
As part of the Institute, the Department Ion Beam Center invites applications as PhD Student (m/f) in "Multi-scale atomistic simulations of effects of ion irradiation on two-dimensional materials"
The position will be available at the earliest possible time. The employment contract is limited to three years.
Two-dimensional (2D) inorganic materials have unique electronic and optical properties, which can further be tuned using ion beams. However, the interaction of ions, especially highly-charged and swift heavy ions with such systems is not fully understood. ln the project "Functionalization of Ultrathin MoS2 by Defect Engineering" funded by DFG, we are going to study the effects of ion irradiation on 2D transition metal dichalcogenides with the main focus on MoS2. We will also investigate how irradiation-induced defects could be used to engineer the properties of these materials. The project is going to be carried out in close collaboration with several experimental groups. The project will give a unique opportunity to carry out a theoretical research in a 'hot' area in collaboration with one of the world-leading experimental groups focused on ion irradiation.