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Solid state chemistry – mesostructured materials: Juniorprofessor Dr. Mirijam Zobel

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Student job beamtime and data analysis

Be part of a beamtime and learn data analysis of synchrotron / neutron scattering data.

Within a student job or a thesis, you get the chance to be part of a small team to attend a beamtime and experience how experiments at large scale research facilites are conducted. You will be introduced to data analysis and a crucial, critically anatalytical discussion of experimental scattering data. The aim is that after some training you are able to analyze one or several data sets of a topic of one of the beamtimes.

Available beamtimes::

  • in October 2017 at the European Synchrotron Radiation Facility (ESRF), Grenoble - PDF beamtime (pair distribution function)
  • in October 2017 at the neutron reactor Institut Laue Langevin (ILL), Grenoble - SANS beamtime (small angle neutron scattering)
  • in February / March 2018 at the ESRF, Grenoble - PDF beamtime
  • in March / April 2018 at Diamond, Oxford - PDF beamtime

Data sets of synchrotron and neutron scattering experiments require a sensible data analysis in order to observe structural changes in nanoparticles or at particle-solvent interfaces. In the upcoming beamtimes we are interested in the temporal evolution of ligand shells during CdS quantum dot formation, the crystallization of nanoparticles in a free jet and the understanding of how different particle propertes (size, shape, ligand coverage) influence nanoscopic solvation shells.

Link to the job announcement (.pdf)

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