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PhD Position Atomic Manipulation and Spectroscopy Group (graphene)
Location: Barcelona, Spain
Employment Start Date: Flexible/to be discussed

Organization Description:

The Institut Català de Nanotecnologia is a non-profit research institute, created in July 2003 by the Ministry of Universities, Research and Information Society of the Catalan Government and the Autonomous University of Barcelona (UAB), who remain its patrons.

The ICN works concurrently in Scientific Research in Nanoscience, primarily via European and national collaborative projects, and in Technology Research, Nanotechnology, in areas of internal expertise and co-development with private industry. Its aim is to achieve the highest level of scientific and technological excellence in both fields, nanoscience and nanotechnology.

Job Description:
The successful applicant will extend the study in the improvement of the quality of graphene nanostructures regarding size and shape selectivity, and study their electronic and magnetic properties as well as their application as building blocks for the synthesis of more complex structures.

The positions are granted for a period of up to 4 years, beginning in December 2012 or later. The successful applicant will be enrolled in the Ph.D program of the Autonomous University of Barcelona.


A completed or about to be completed degree in physics or physical chemistry is required. Experience in scanning probe techniques and ultra-high-vacuum environment is welcome.

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Interested students and researchers are invited to send a CV, a short description of interests/
experience and a contact information to Dr. Aitor Mugarza at (ref.Barcelona Adds Value)

Date Posted: October 16, 2012