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PhD, 3D atomic modelling of functional nanocrystalline structures - 2018BAPFWETEF052Posted by: University of Antwerp
Posted date: 2018-Feb-08
The EMAT research group at the Faculty of Science (university of Antwerp) is seeking to fill two full-time (100%) vacancies for a
PhD scholarship in the area of three-dimensional atomic modelling of functional nanocrystalline structures
under the supervision of Prof Sandra Van Aert and Prof Sara Bals.
The overarching goal of the project is to retrieve the 3D atomic structure of nanocrystals from transmission electron microscopy (TEM) images acquired along a single viewing direction. This goal is extremely challenging but can be considered as a major breakthrough to investigate materials that degrade or deform during the acquisition of images along different viewing directions, such as in electron tomography. We envisage the combination of aberration corrected TEM with advanced statistical techniques and theoretical modelling as a groundbreaking new approach to go beyond conventional electron tomography and to perform 3D characterization at the atomic scale in a dose and time efficient manner. Our novel methodology will enable us to characterize functional materials including organic perovskites, colloidal semiconductors or battery materials, but will also open up the possibility to investigate the dynamics of nanoparticles during in situ measurements.
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