Quantum Technologies - fundamentals and new concepts for better nanodevices
One of the main driving forces for top-down nanofabrication is to design the light-matter interaction in metamaterials and to improve the optical and transport properties of materials by applying quantum effects, but also by controlling external constrains such as spatial dimension and the strain. Spectroscopy is the main tool to obtain a good understanding of the thus modified structures, and thus provides for us the bases for the developments of inspired sensor concepts as well as is delivering a root to improving performance of electronic and opto-electronic devices.
The QT group employs PSI’s large-scale facilities to study many-body phenomena in quantum matter and to engineer novel nanostructured devices.
Our scientific agenda derives from the synthesis of our knowledge from “old” materials such as silicon, germanium, and correlated electron systems with new concepts from the quantum physics.
Our activities nucleate at the infrared (IR) beamline of the Swiss Light Source (SLS) synchrotron, and the laboratory of micro and nanotechnology where we set the ground for ultrafast x-ray spectroscopy and scattering experiments in high magnetic fields and low temperatures at the SwissFEL x-ray free-electron laser.
While we are not advertising for specific positions at the moment, we always welcome applications from highly motivated and skilled candidates.