We are looking for a new PhD candidate.
Film a single molecule movie
STM simulations of spin-orbit induced dynamics in the time domain
In this project, we wish to investigate spin-orbit coupling (SOC) induced phenomena in single molecules directly in the time domain. Recent experiments performed in Regensburg have taken sub-molecular microscopy to the femtosecond time scale by combining scanning tunnelling microscopy (STM) with latest terahertz (THz) lightwave electronics. Now, in a joint theory and experimental project, we aim to the first ultrafast spin-selective STM. Experiments and theory will both proceed directly in the time domain, the latter with the help of generalized master equation approaches tailored to STM setups. We will target propagation, beating, and relaxation dynamics of spin-orbit-coupled electrons on their intrinsic length and time scales.
Link to the word experiments
Link to the expression master equation approaches
Physical Review B
Please send your application (including CV, Master thesis, two letter of reference) via email to
Join us for exciting projects!
Here you can find some possible topics:
- Molecular electronics
- Quantum computing
- Quantum superconductivity
- Quantum noise
on topics given above, see also
If you are interested in joining our research group, please contact: Milena Grifoni@physik.uni-regensburg.de