Silicon Carbide for Solid-State Qubits, Opto-Elect
at ORAU Workforce Solutions

Date Posted: 7/28/2019

Opportunity Description

Title of Research Opportunity: Silicon Carbide for Solid-State Qubits, Opto-Electronics & Power Electronics A research opportunity is available with the U.S Army Research Laboratory's (ARL) Sensors and Electron Devices Directorate (SEDD) located in Adelphi, MD. SEDD is seeking a highly motivated candidate for a Postdoctoral Fellowship with a background in Physics, Materials Science, Electrical Engineering or related fields. Silicon Carbide is a well-established wide-bandgap semiconductor with demonstrated commercial uses primarily for power electronics and as a substrate for lighting. Current research at ARL is aligned to demonstrating point defects in silicon carbide as a viable candidate for quantum technologies. The potential for a solid state quantum network provides a prominent role for a silicon carbide qubit integrated with sensing capabilities. Research proposals are solicited in the following areas: (i) Epitaxial growth of low-strain, low defect density silicon carbide by CVD and relevant material characterization for use as solid-state spin qubits in different SiC polytypes and device structures, (ii) Modeling and fabrication of photonic crystal nanostructures in SiC for quantum device development and hybrid GaN/SiC optoelectronic sensors or (iii) Development and demonstration of hybrid devices that integrate quantum, opto-electronic, MEMS and/or power electronic components in SiC on the wafer scale. Previous experience in at least two of the following areas is desirable: epitaxial semiconductor crystal growth (CVD, MBE), semiconductor processing (lithography, etching and deposition for photonic crystal structures, power and/oroptoelectronic devices), magnetic resonance (ESR, NMR, ODMR), optical characterization (PL, SE, FTIR, Raman), electrical characterization (capacitance-voltage, Hall) or structural characterization (XRD, AFM, SEM, XPS). Candidate must demonstrate • competency in experimental design, techniques and execution • initiative to succeed in a multidisciplinary environment • proficiency in verbal and written communication skills • capability to generate, analyze and present data • ability to write technical reports and journal articles Keywords: Silicon Carbide, Solid-State Qubits, Chemical Vapor Deposition, Opto-Electronics, Electronics

Opportunity Snapshot

  • Employee Type: Full-Time
  • Location: Adelphi, MD
  • Opportunity Type: Other
  • Experience: Not Specified
  • Date Posted: 7/28/2019

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