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DTC PHYS 7 - Femtosecond electron microscopy of ultrafast phenomena in nanoscale systems.

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  • Full or part time
    Dr W Bryan
  • Application Deadline
    Applications accepted all year round
  • Self-Funded PhD Students Only
    Self-Funded PhD Students Only

Project Description

Ultrafast lasers can be employed to generate femtosecond (fs) duration pulses of electrons, which in a time-resolving analogue of TEM, facilitates the tracking of transient electric and magnetic fields, phase changes, plasmonic and phononic behaviours and charge density waves. In this project, we will continue to develop fs-TEM as a broadly applicable experimental technique, investigating photon-initiated dynamics on fs to ns timescales in nanostructures such as coated or doped nanorods, ion-beam etched devices and multi-layer transistor elements. The student will build on experience at Swansea in femtosecond lasers, electron pulse manipulation and nanoscale surface science, with the potential to use laser and electron Facilities operated by STFC.

Entry requirements

Candidates must have a minimum of an upper second class honours degree or equivalent in a relevant subject, or an appropriate Master’s degree (with Merit). Informal enquiries are welcome by emailing the project supervisor.

For candidates whose first language is not English, we require IELTS 6.5 (with 6.0 in each component) or equivalent. Please visit our website for a list of acceptable English language tests. We prefer candidates to have already met the English Language requirements at the point of application, although this is not a requirement.

How to apply

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Funding Notes

Student Finance England have announced plans to offer student loans for PhD level courses from September 2018 for courses at any PhD awarding university (including Swansea University). Full details are still to be confirmed. Visit our website for updated information. –

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