The Nanonphysics Center at Reykjavík University (nano.ru.is) has an opening for a doctoral student in the field of vacuum electronics. The succesful candidate will work on an experimental device intended to generate THz radiation from space charge induced current modulation in vacuum microdiodes1,2.
The project is primarily experimental, with some simulation involved, and is done in collaboration with partners at the Iceland Innovation Center, University of Texas, Arlington, Boise State University and Imperial College, London. The student will be involved in the design and construction of the microdiode system, generation and measurement of the diode current as well as THz detection.
Qualifications: M.S. in Physics, Applied Physics, Electrical Engineering, Nuclear Engineering, Materials Science or related fields. Experience with experimental vacuum electronics or plasma physics and microstructures is advantageous.