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Jobs

University assistant without doctorate (m/f/d)

Employment Start July 2024, Hours per week 40 h/w, Application deadline 19.06.2024

Your Responsibilities

  • Writing a dissertation in the field of Surface Science
  • Participation in research projects conducted by the research group Surface and Interface Science
  • Teaching courses and assisting with teaching and examination tasks in the Bachelor's degree programme in Physics
  • Student support and supervision
  • Participation in organizational and administrative tasks

Your Profile

  • Completed diploma or master’s degree in the field of Physics/Physical Chemistry
  • Excellent command of written and spoken German and English
  • Very good IT skills
  • Knowledge of the concepts and experimental methods of Surface Science
  • Highly committed and motivated approach to academic work
  • Independent, goal-oriented approach to work
  • High level of social and communication skills

We offer an annual gross salary of € 50,103.20 for a fulltime position.

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MSc Thesis & BSc project

Surface Science Group

Accessing the Spinterface properties
At the origin of hybrid states at the interface between molecules and ferromagnets.

The adsorption of non-magnetic atoms and molecules on ferromagnetic (FM) transition metal surfaces creates a hybrid interface – often referred to as spinterface - that can exhibit novel and peculiar spin properties. On the one hand, the adsorbate’s electronic structure becomes spin-polarized due to the interaction with the ferromagnet, while, on the other hand, the magnetic properties of the ferromagnetic surface can be altered due to hybridization with the adsorbate states.

Accessing the electronic properties of these heterogeneous systems is thus fundamental for spin-related quantum applications.

The proposed BSc. or MSc. projects aim at understanding how hybridization affects both sides of the interface by means of state-of-the-art photoemission and microscopy methods, such as Photoemission Orbital Tomography and Scanning Tunnelling Microscopy.

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For further info contact: giovanni.zamborlini(at)uni-graz.at

 

MSc Thesis & BSc project

Surface Science Group

Molecules on 2D materials
lay the foundation for the new generation of organic-functionalized devices.

Two-dimensional (2D) materials, particularly transition metal dichalcogenides (TMDs), have gained significant interest for their unique properties and potential applications in electronics and photonics. However, synthesizing defect-free 2D TMD materials reliably remains a major challenge. This is in stark contrast to the well established field of organics. Molecules with tailored electronic and optical properties can be controllably synthesized can exhibit photo --, electron --, electric --, chemical and/or temperature induced conformational changes.

Combining organics with 2D TMDs holds promise for creating even more advanced, multifunctional flexible devices, requiring a deep understanding of the organic-2D TMD interface.

The proposed BSc. or MSc. projects aim at characterising the energy level alignment at the molecular/TMD interface by means of state-of-the-art photoemission and microscopy methods, such as Photoemission Orbital Tomography and Scanning Tunnelling Microscopy.

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For further info contact: giovanni.zamborlini(at)uni-graz.at

 

MSc Thesis & BSc project

Surface Science Group

2D molecular frameworks
Controlling the electronic properties of extended networks via on-surface chemistry.


The isolation of a single layer of graphite in 2004 started a new “gold rush” towards the synthesis of 2-dimensional (2D) molecular frameworks. As a consequence of their low dimensionality, these molecular systems show new intriguing and exotic properties, which raised a huge interest among the scientific community, boosting the research activity in this field. Depending on the symmetry of organic linker, different types of lattices can be obtained. Among them, Kagome lattices, which can be seen as a two-dimensional network of corner-sharing triangles, have gained a lot of interest because they exhibit nontrivial electronic properties. In fact, their lattice symmetry results in topological flat bands, endowing electrons with unusual properties, especially novel quantum states.


Tailoring on-demand the electronic properties of these novel will pave the way for the design and fabrication of next-generation optoelectronic devices.


The proposed BSc. or MSc. projects aim at controlling the electronic structure of such molecular frameworks by on-surface chemistry techniques and by tuning the metal-molecule interaction. The proposed systems will be investigated by means of state-of-the-art photoemission and microscopy methods, such as Photoemission Orbital Tomography and Scanning Tunnelling Microscopy.

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For further info contact: giovanni.zamborlini(at)uni-graz.at

Further information ...

...on job advertisements at the University of Graz can be found in the Mitteilungsblatt or on jobs.uni-graz.at.

Positions in the context of diploma theses and dissertations or postdoc positions in the field of physics can also be found on the website of the student representation and on the bulletin board of the NAWI Graz base group.

Head of the Department

Univ.-Prof. Dr.rer.nat.

Peter Banzer

Phone:+43 316 380 - 8560

Office

Daniela GAAR
+43 316 380 - 5185
Mo - Fr: 10 am to 12 pm

Isabella LÖSCH
+43 316 380 - 8555

Karin SORKO
+43 316 380 - 5255

Contact

Institute of Physics
Department for Experimental Physics
Univ.-Platz 5
8010 Graz, Austria

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