Holst Centre develops flexible, large area photodetector-on-plastic technology. Organic photodetectors are investigated for existing imaging technologies as they offer cheap processing methods, they can be prepared on light, flexible and large-area devices and their photophysical and optoelectronic properties can be tuned both at a material and device level. Research on novel materials and device architectures that detect in the near infrared spectrum could open a wide range of applications in different fields (e.g. healthcare, biometry).
In this traineeship, the student will prepare and characterize photodetectors based on organic materials. Different approaches will be taken to attain near infrared wavelength photodetection.
This student project will be an internship and/or master thesis with a duration of at least 6 months.
The goal of the project will be to:
- To analyze different material blends to be used as organic photodetectors
- To optimize the performance of the device by evaluating different processing conditions
- To measure the electrical and optical properties of the organic photodetectors
- To investigate innovative approaches to increase photodetection into the near infrared wavelengths
As a team member your tasks will be:
- Knowledge acquisition through literature survey, discussion with other team members, and internal seminars/colloquiums
- Performing device and material characterization: morphological, optical and electrical
- Performing experiments in clean-rooms and chemical labs
- Analysis and presentation of experimental data
- Documentation of results in a technical report
- Presentation of results in internal seminars/colloquiums
Master or Doctoral student from materials science, nanotechnology, physics, chemistry, electrical engineering or related with both theoretical and experimental skills.
You have good communication skills in English
Independent but also a team player
Experience working in organic electronics is desired
You are an ambitious master student with both scientific and practical skills looking for an internship. You have a physics, chemistry, electrical engineering or materials science background. You are pro-active and independent, at the same time a good team player. Good communication skills in English is expected.
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