PhD Studentship: THz imaging single impurities in silicon with THz SNOM

University of Surrey

Supervisors: Professor Ben Murdin

Dr Mira Naftaly (NPL)

Funding status: Directly Funded Project (UK Students only)

Project description:  
Surrey University and the National Physical Laboratory have an EPSRC-funded Industrial CASE Studentship, available for start in Oct 2017.

We are developing techniques to position single donor atoms in silicon crystals with atomically precise location, and now we need to develop new techniques to image what we have made. The donor impurities are of major international interest for Quantum Technology, since each donor atom carries a single valence electron that can be imprinted with quantum information and used as a qubit. The challenge is that the atoms must be very cold and the signature transitions are far out in the infrared where imaging is not well developed. You will help to develop a new microscope and use it to image single donor atoms, within a £multi-million collaboration aiming to develop silicon quantum computer logic gates.

Normal EPSRC studentship eligibility requirements apply, i.e. you must be a UK citizen or UK resident to receive full funding. For further information, please contact Prof Ben Murdin: b.murdin (at) surrey.ac.uk.Closing date 1st Feb 2017

More information about the group can be found here: http://compasss.net/

Funding Notes: It is an EPSRC-funded Industrial CASE Studentship, available for start in Oct 2017. Normal EPSRC studentship eligibility requirements apply, i.e. you must be a UK citizen or UK resident to receive full funding.

Enquiries: Prof Ben Murdin- b.murdin@surrey.ac.uk

To apply please send your CV to Dr. Juerong Li: juerong.li@surrey.ac.uk

Subject areas: Applied Physics, Atomic Physics, Condensed Matter Physics, Low-temperature Physics, Optical Physics, Semiconductors

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South East England