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Research assistant in Japan

Open positions for Postdoc, PhD or Master students

who can work in Japan from April 2020

on

Ultrafast electron dynamics in nano-objects

Ultrafast field emission team, led by Hirofumi Yanagisawa, is moving to Japan on April 2020. We are looking for Postdoc, PhD or Master students who can work together with us at ISSP, the University of Tokyo in Japan from April 2020 (maximum 3 years).

Job description

During the last decade, we have been working on investigating laser-induced electron emission from a metallic nano-tip. (Please visit our website for an overview.) There, we created an ultrafast pulsed coherent electron source with emission site selectivity on a scale of ten nanometers [1-3], and investigated ultrafast electron dynamics in a tungsten tip over a wide range of optical fields [4-6]. Our primary goal is to develop techniques based on spatio-temporal optical control of coherent electron waves. By using these techniques, we hope to realize ultrafast devices and a new type of electron microscope. At present, we are envisioning the five projects listed below.

1. Ultrafast electron dynamics in low-dimensional nano-objects

2. Optical control of coherent electron waves

3. Optical control of quantum entanglement

4. Development of an ultrafast spin switch

5. Development of low-energy atomic resolution field emission microscopy

We are looking for students who are interested in our work and who will help us push our projects forward.

If you are interested in working with us, please send us your CV (including brief descriptions of your research interests and contact information of a reference) and university transcript (Bachelor).

Salary

300,000 Yen/Month for a Postdoc

250,000 Yen/Month for a PhD student

150,000 Yen/Month for a Master student

Contact

Dr. Hirofumi Yanagisawa

DFG project leader

Am Coulombwall 1, 85748 Garching, office: 215

hirofumi.yanagisawa@mpq.mpg.de

Office Phone: 089-289-54087

References:

[1] Hirofumi Yanagisawa et al., Phys. Rev. Lett. 103, 257603 (2009).

[2] Hirofumi Yanagisawa et al., Sci. Rep. 7:12661 (2017).

[3] Hirofumi Yanagisawa et al., Phys. Rev. B. 101, 045406 (2020)

[4] Hirofumi Yanagisawa et al., Phys. Rev. Lett. 107, 087601 (2011)

[5] Hirofumi Yanagisawa et al., Sci. Rep. 6:35877 (2016)

[6] Hirofumi Yanagisawa et al., APL Photonics 1, 091305 (2016).

9th October 2019