2 PhD positions at the university of Freiburg, Germany

FEL based photoelectrons spectroscopy an gas phase clusters

In this BMBF-funded project a new mobile cluster photoelectron spectroscopy apparatus especially designed for experiments at FELs will be completed
- core components like a special cryogenic low background magnetic bottle spectrometer and a high intensity cluster source exist alread - and used for
a broad range of experiments on size-selected clusters at FELs like FLASH, studying the structure of shallow core states and ultrafast electron dynamics in lower and higher intensity fields.

Very high resolution photoelectron spectroscopy on size-selected deeply cold metal clusters

In this DFG-funded project a recently developed very high resolution magnetic bottle photoelectron spectrometer will be used for photoelectron spectroscopy on deeply cold size-selected metal clusters, using isomer-selective techniques to measure isomer-dependent electronic structures and, for smaller clusters,
vibrational frequencies. Of additional interest is a search for finite size precursors of low temperature quantum effects like the Kondo effect or superconductivity.

The candidates are expected to have a strong background in physics or physical chemistry, and ideally experience with vacuum technology, ion beams, laser or x-ray spectroscopy. Good knowledge of German or English, both written and oral, is compulsory.

Further information can be found at http://cluster.physik.uni-freiburg.de/

Interested applicants should send a detailed CV to:

Prof. Dr. Bernd v. Issendorff
Physikalisches Institut
Universität Freiburg
Stefan-Meier-Str. 21
79104 Freiburg