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

Date Posted: 1/30/2019

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: 1/30/2019

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Oak Ridge Associated Universities (ORAU) administers Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) research participation programs for civilians such as:

The U.S. Army Research Laboratory (ARL) Research Associateship Program (RAP) allow Postdoctoral Fellows, Journeyman Fellows (undergraduate and graduates students and recent graduates), Senior Researchers, and Summer Faculty engage in research initiatives of their own choice, that are compatible with the interests of the government and will potentially contribute to the general effort of the ARL. Scientists and engineers at ARL help shape and execute the Army's program for meeting the challenge of developing technologies that will support Army forces in meeting future operational needs.

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