The aim of this project is to understand the microscopic mechanisms of nucleation and domain wall motion by probing ferroelectric domain dynamics at atomic resolution. For this purpose in-situ heating/electrical biasing transmission electron microscopy investigations will be carried out in combination with advanced transmission electron microscopy techniques (e.g. aberration-corrected STEM, STEM-DPC, electron holography, EELS and EDX). A substantial part of this position involves the development and/or implementation of new image analysis methods. The project will be carried out in close collaboration with the Laboratory for Multifunctional Ferroic Materials at ETH Zürich, Prof. Manfred Fiebig.
We are looking for a highly-motivated and skilled student holding a Master’s degree in physics, materials science or related field. Preferably you have previous experience with transmission electron microscopy, image analysis and/or programming (e.g. Matlab, Python). Proficiency in spoken and written English is mandatory, basic comprehension and oral expression skills in German are desirable.
This full-time position will be available as of June 2018. The planned project duration is four years.