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Molecules on oxide surafces.

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Scientific supervisor

Name dr hab. Bartosz Such
Department Physics of Nanostructures and Nanotechnology
Laboratory Computer Surface Science
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Short description

The goal of the internship is to explore the details of the process of preparation of ultra-thin molecular layers on oxide surfaces, as well as to learn the nasic experimental techniques with the focus on scanning tunneling microscopy (STM). The issue of the morphology on organic adsorbates is crucial in many applications, such as dye- sensitized solar cells.

During the internship, the candidate will have the chance to learn the rules of conducting experiments in ultra-high vacuum (UHV), as well as to understand the problems connected with the achieving low pressures. The candidate will also learn the preparation methods of atomically-clean substrates and how to use create a molecular layer with the use of molecular beam epitaxy. The STM microscope and thermally programmed desorption TPD will the the main experimental tool used for examination of created layers.

Main research tools

  • STM microscope
  • thermally programmed desorption TPD
  • system for substrate preparation and layer formation

Additional requirements to the candidate

  • interest in experimental techniques
  • good English will be an advantage

Possibility to continue student internship in the form of:

  • Diploma thesis (master's or bachelor's degree): Yes
  • PhD study: Yes