Opportunity at National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)
Materials for Quantum Information Applications
Physical Measurement Laboratory, Applied Physics Division
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We are investigating a variety of nanoscale materials systems for use in photonic quantum information systems. Examples of materials of current interest include III-V semiconductors (InAs quantum dots, ErAs nanoparticles) and superconductors (WSi, MoSi, NbTiN) for single-photon detectors, all of which are developed at NIST. In addition to device processing and electrical and optical characterization, we are interested in atomic-scale characterization with (scanning) transmission electron microscopy (STEM/TEM). An aberration corrected scanning transmission electron microscope is available with a variety of detectors (HAADF, BF, ABF, XEDS, EELS) as well as holography and tomography capability. Experience in STEM/TEM imaging and microanalysis is preferred.
TEM; STEM; Quantum information; Semiconductors; Superconductors
Open to U.S. citizens
Open to Postdoctoral applicants