Tips on how to manage your PhD stipend FIND OUT MORE
Coventry University Featured PhD Programmes
University of West London Featured PhD Programmes
University of Reading Featured PhD Programmes

High Energy Single-Crystal Microdiffraction on I15 Applied to Noble-Gas Compounds


School of Chemistry

About the Project

Background

The distinction between intra- and inter-molecular interactions in compounds of the heavier p-block elements is often harder to define than in the first row, but transitions between them control properties such as non-metallic, metalloid and metallic behaviour and affect electronic structure and electrical conductivity. The aim of this project is to explore and manipulate the interface between intra- and intermolecular bonding in compounds of the noble gases xenon and krypton using pressures up to 50 GPa (half a million times atmospheric pressure).  Crystal structures will be determined on Beamline I15 at Diamond, transforming the quality of high-pressure single-crystal diffraction data available at synchrotrons. Other techniques to be used include vibrational spectroscopy and periodic density functional theory as well as specialised methods for handling highly reactive fluorine-containing compounds.

 The studentship will be of duration 3.5 years and based in The School of Chemistry and The Centre of Science at Extreme Conditions at The University of Edinburgh and Diamond Light Source with an extended visit to the Jožef Stefan Institute in Ljubljana in Year 1. The project is fully funded, covering UK fees and a stipend at the EPSRC standard rate (starting at £15,285). It will be a mixture of practical and computational work, but a strong background in the synthesis of air-sensitive compounds and crystallography would be an advantage, suiting a candidate with a background in chemistry or materials science.

 Applications

Informal enquiries should be addressed to , with applications made through the EUCLID system as outlined at http://www.chem.ed.ac.uk/studying/postgraduate-research/applications-and-entry-requirements. Applicants must have a 1st class or an upper 2nd class honours degree (or equivalent) and meet the EPSRC eligibility criteria: https://www.epsrc.ac.uk/skills/students/help/eligibility/. The position will remain open until it is filled.

 Equality and Diversity

The School of Chemistry holds a Silver Athena SWAN award in recognition of our commitment to advance gender equality in higher education. The University is a member of the Race Equality Charter and is a Stonewall Scotland Diversity Champion, actively promoting LGBT equality. The University has a range of initiatives to support a family friendly working environment. See our University Initiatives website for further information. University Initiatives website: https://www.ed.ac.uk/equality-diversity/help-advice/family-friendly


Funding Notes

The studentship will be 3.5 years and based in The School of Chemistry and The Centre of Science at Extreme Conditions at The University of Edinburgh and Diamond Light Source with an extended visit to the Jožef Stefan Institute in Ljubljana in Year 1. The project is fully funded, covering UK fees and a stipend at the EPSRC standard rate (starting at £15,285). It will be a mixture of practical and computational work, but a strong background in the synthesis of air-sensitive compounds and crystallography would be an advantage, suiting a candidate with a background in chemistry or materials science.

Email Now

Insert previous message below for editing? 
You haven’t included a message. Providing a specific message means universities will take your enquiry more seriously and helps them provide the information you need.
Why not add a message here

The information you submit to University of Edinburgh will only be used by them or their data partners to deal with your enquiry, according to their privacy notice. For more information on how we use and store your data, please read our privacy statement.

* required field

Your enquiry has been emailed successfully



Search Suggestions

Search Suggestions

Based on your current searches we recommend the following search filters.



FindAPhD. Copyright 2005-2021
All rights reserved.