Development of Novel Properties
at ORAU Workforce Solutions

Date Posted: 1/11/2019

Opportunity Description

Title of Research Opportunity: Development of Novel Properties from Complex Oxide Thin-films Research opportunities are available for fundamental and applied research of complex oxide and ferroelectric thin-film materials for RF/MW and acoustic applications. This research will focus on theoretical understanding and experimental determination of non-linear electrical and electromechanical properties of metastable phases derived from thin-film heterostructures. This research includes the design and characterization of microwave acoustic resonators and novel RF/MW components based on tunable ferroelectric thin-film materials. Therefore, desired candidates should have a strong knowledge and expertise in the following areas: 1) Design of agile RF/MW components and acoustic wave devices based on ferroelectric thin-films; 2) Fabrication of devices and test structures using lithographic techniques; 3) Characterization of material and device properties via on-chip RF/MW testing; and 4) Characterization of thin-film material properties, including composition and structure, using techniques such as XPS, SEM, XRD, or similar techniques. Other attributes beneficial to this research area are knowledge of materials mechanics, such as continuum and elasticity theory, and experience with thin-film synthesis using physical vapor deposition methods. Candidates of interest are U.S. Citizens with a Ph.D. in Materials Science, Physics, Electrical Engineering, or similar discipline. Keywords: Ferroelectric, Microwave, RF, Thin-film

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