In the nanophysics group we do experimental and theoretical research on various systems from nanometers to micron scale. Our experimental work includes fabrication, growth, and characterization of some types of nanostructures, like arrays of silicon nanowires, thin films, and nanoparticles. On the theoretical side we perform calculations and computer simulations of vacuum electronic devices, of perovskite based solar cells, of spin and charge transport and of excitons in semiconductor heterostructures, and in particular in core-shell nanowires. We also work with models of topological insulators.

Open postdoctoral position on vacuum electronics

A postdoctoral position is available at the Nanophysics Center, Reykjavik University, within a project on computer simulations of vacuum electronic devices. The position is for three years, with an initial contract for one year, extendable for three years. The work involves molecular dynamics simulation for emission and propagation in vacuum of electrons in microscale and nanoscale systems with internal structure. The research topics include the influence of multicrystalline cathode surface on beam uniformity and emittance, space charge effects on sidewall emission from carbon nanotubes, ionization and enhanced field emission, electrostatic screening, interaction between multiple emitters, edge effects, etc. A good candidate should have strong computer skills, experience in numerical programming, and a solid background in electrodynamics.
Contact Ágúst Valfells (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ) or Andrei Manolescu (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. )

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