Electronic structure-property relationship study
at ORAU Workforce Solutions

Date Posted: 6/7/2019

Opportunity Description

Title of Research Opportunity: Electronic structure-property relationship study of two-dimensional heterostructures Located at Aberdeen Proving Ground in Maryland, the U.S. Army Research Laboratory (ARL) is the Army's central laboratory. Its diverse assortment of unique facilities and dedicated workforce of government and private sector partners make up the largest source of world-class integrated research and analysis in the Army. Two-dimensional (2D) materials, including graphene, BN, transition metal dichalcogenides (TMDs), etc. have emerged as a new class of novel materials that offer new opportunities in electronics, photonics, thermoelectrical, and related technologies. In addition, a heterostructure based on two or more of these 2D materials, whether vertically stacked or horizontally assembled, offer properties that are unique and often different from the individual components. In order to take advantage of these emerging materials, a fundamental understanding their structure-property relationships is considered to be the critical first step. In order to develop such an understanding and identify their specific applications in Army technologies, the Army Research Laboratory conducts experimental and theoretical research using a wide range of sophisticated experimental and quantum chemical techniques to probe their structure and electronic, optical, electrical, and magnetic and thermal properties. The goal of the research is to establish a knowledge data-base of the structure-property relationships of 2D heterostructures and develop application concepts. Suitable candidates will be an undergraduate, enrolled or graduated, and advance degree in physical sciences, computer sciences, or biological sciences. Prior research experience is a plus, though it is not necessary. This opportunity requires collaborating as a part of a large team of researchers from ARL and academic partners. This opportunity is open to U.S. Citizens only Keywords: Computational modeling, experimental characterization, electronic structure, electron and phonon transport and optical properties

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