For job seekers: Surface Chemist

The surface scientist works at the interface of resident SPM/XPS, synthetic chemistry, and theoretical groups in the preparation, deposition, and characterization of both small molecules (organics, conjugated species, small aromatic systems) and macromolecules (CNTs, graphene) on (primarily) passivated and reactive silicon surfaces. Central to the surface science work is the characterization of molecular geometry, molecular mobility, and deposition behavior at solid-vacuum interfaces, the study, and characterization of stable and reactive products generated by the AFM/STM group using probe-based techniques, the use of vapor-phase techniques in the assistance of preparation of organic monolayers onto surfaces, and the application of physical models for providing feedback and validation to theoreticians developing reactive force field and quantum chemical methods. The surface scientist will also be responsible for purchasing and coordination efforts with laboratory and facility managers in the acquisition and maintenance of new UHV equipment.

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The book "Defects in Two-Dimensional Materials" is available for pre-order

Defects in Two-Dimensional Materials
1st Edition

Editors: Rafik Addou Luigi Colombo
Paperback ISBN: 9780128202920
Imprint: Elsevier
Published Date: 1st March 2022
Page Count: 454

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Table of Contents

1. Introduction
Rafik Addou and Luigi Colombo
2. Physics and theory of defects in two-dimensional materials: The role of reduced dimensionality
Hannu-Pekka Komsa and Arkady V. Krasheninnikov
3. Defects in two-dimensional elemental materials beyond graphene
Paola De Padova, Bruno Olivieri, Carlo Ottaviani, Claudio Quaresima, Yi Du, Mieczyslaw Jalochowski, and Mariusz Kraviec
4. Defects in transition metal dichalcogenides
Stephen J. McDonnell and Petra Reinke
5. Efforts in realizing electronic-grade graphene and h-BN
Vitaliy Babenko and Stephan Hofmann
6. Efforts in realizing electronic grade transition metal dichalcogenide materials
Yu-Chuan Lin, Riccardo Torsi, Nicholas A. Simonson, and Azimkhan Kozhakhmetov, and Joshua A. Robinson
7. Materials engineering: Defect passivation and healing
Yu Li Huang, Rebekah Chua, and Andrew Thye Shen Wee
8. Nonequilibrium synthesis and Processing Approaches to Tailor Heterogeneity in 2D Materials
David B. Geohegan, Kai Xiao and Alex A. Puretzky, Yu-Chuan Lin, Yiling Yu, and Chenze Liu
9. Two-dimensional materials under ion irradiation: From defect production to structure and property engineering
Mahdi Ghorbani-Asl, Silvan Kretschmer, and Arkady V. Krasheninnikov
10. Tailoring Defects for 2D Electrocatalysts
Leping Yang, Yuchi Wan, and Ruitao Lv
11. 2D Defects and Devices: Outlook and Perspectives
Amritesh Rai, Anupam Roy, Amithraj Valsaraj, Sayema Chowdhury, Deepyanti Taneja, Yaguo Wang, Leonard Register, and Sanjay Banerjee
12. Concluding remarks
Rafik Addou and Luigi Colombo

Description

Defects in Two-Dimensional Materials addresses the fundamental physics and chemistry of defects in 2D materials and their effects on physical, electrical and optical properties. The book explores 2D materials such as graphene, hexagonal boron nitride (h-BN) and transition metal dichalcogenides (TMD). This knowledge will enable scientists and engineers to tune 2D materials properties to meet specific application requirements. The book reviews the techniques to characterize 2D material defects and compares the defects present in the various 2D materials (e.g. graphene, h-BN, TMDs, phosphorene, silicene, etc.).

As two-dimensional materials research and development is a fast-growing field that could lead to many industrial applications, the primary objective of this book is to review, discuss and present opportunities in controlling defects in these materials to improve device performance in general or use the defects in a controlled way for novel applications.

Key Features
Presents the theory, physics, and chemistry of 2D materials
Catalogues defects of 2D materials and their impacts on materials properties and performance
Reviews methods to characterize, control and engineer defects in 2D materials

Readership
Materials Scientists and Engineers, Physicists, Electrical Engineers


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We're hiring - SPM Exprimentalist

 We are developing an advanced nanotechnology to extend our manufacturing capabilities. As an SPM (Scanning Probe Microscopy) Experimentalist, you will be part of the team developing this nanotechnology.

Keywords

UHV SPM, Ultra High Vacuum Scanning Probe Microscopy, Equipment Construction, Experimental Design, Surface Chemistry, Surface Reaction, Molecular Manipulation, Transfer print patterning, Molecular Deposition.


Duties and Responsibilities

  • Workstation Operation and Experimental Design
  • Operate SPM hardware and perform process development experiments
  • Work with the engineering team to propose, design, construct, and test nanoscale structures and devices
  • Rapid learning of the particular technical issues, challenges and solutions associated with this advanced nanotechnology
  • Document equipment modifications, experimental parameters, processes, and results
  • Assist in the specification and testing for new and upgraded engineering tools



Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Science, Engineering or Mathematics and 2 years of UHV scanning probe microscopy experience during the degree, or Master’s in Engineering, Science or Mathematics and 2 years of UHV SPM experience
  • Meticulous, conscientious and detail-oriented
  • A quick learner
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to obtain a Canadian security clearance is required


Desired Skills and Experience

Each of these is a plus. This list is prioritized.

  • Experience with Scanning Probe Microscopy (SPM) or Atomic Force Microscopy (AFM)
  • Experience in Cryogenic UHV experimentation
  • Experience in developing and operating a system that was reliant on previously unproven technology
  • Experience with Molecular Deposition
  • Experience with Molecular Manipulation
  • Experience with Transfer Printing
  • Experience with automated manufacturing systems
  • 1-3 years of Vacuum system work experience
  • Demonstrated interest in advanced technology
  • Experience with Lean, Agile and/or Scrum
  • Experience with programming tools such as Python, C+, C#
  • Experience with Confluence and/or Jira
  • Experience with micro-robotics, micro-manipulation, and/or micro-assembly
  • Experience with MEMS and/or NEMS
  • CAD/CAE such as SolidWorks, Catia, Autodesk Inventor, or ProE/Creo


Work Environment

The employee will work primarily at a facility in Ottawa, ON.

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