Ireland: PhD: Long Wavelength Site Controlled Pyramidal Quantum Wires

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A new group (Epitaxy and Physics of
Nanostructures) was established in January 2007 at Tyndall National
Institute ( under an SFI
( Principal Investigator grant. The
group is led by Dr. E. Pelucchi. The research will concentrate on the
epitaxy, optical properties and spectroscopy of site controlled
Pyramidal quantum dots and wires and on their extension to
telecommunication wavelengths.

This novel approach to site
controlled quantum wires and dots (QD) growth has been pioneered by Dr
Pelucchi in the group of Prof Kapon in EPFL, using MOVPE growth on a
pre-patterned substrate to achieve reproducible QD emission spectra
with, for example, the lowest inhomogeneous broadening to date for a QD
epitaxial field. The high level of growth control makes such
nanostructures ideal candidates for studies and devices related to
quantum communication/information processing (efficient single photon
emission being a good example), enabling the achievement of "atom-like"
energy states whose energy and electronic wavefunction can be
engineered at the nanoscale level by acting on a few parameters, so
that the dots can, in principle, be individually and unambiguously
(optically and electrically) addressed and controlled.

The PhD
position is open for candidates of EU nationalities. We welcome
applications from talented candidates with strong motivation and
experimental skills.
Please email or send (max 500 kB) a CV with the address of at least one reference to:

Dr. Emanuele Pelucchi, SFI Principal Investigator – Tyndall National Institute, Lee Maltings, Cork, Ireland. Email:

To apply, please submit a CV to careers@tyndall.iequoting the reference number.

To apply for this post, complete the application form and forward with a detailed curriculum vitae and references to:

    HR Department
    Tyndall National Institute, Lee Maltings, Prospect Row, Cork, Ireland
    Fax: +353-21-4904058

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