NEWLI: New light on transient states in materials and nanostructures
The goal of this project is to obtain significant advances in the study of transient states induced in condensed matter by the absorption of light, exploiting new opportunities in photon based (visible and x-ray) spectroscopies; the focus is on metal and metal oxide nanostructures. The description of light absorption is often limited to a description of ground and final states. Instead, a physical understanding of the intermediate states is of considerable fundamental and applicative importance: rather than knowing simply the outcome of light absorption we seek to understand *how* and *why* it occurred.
The post doc will be involved in sample growth, time resolved x-ray spectroscopy experiments with synchrotron radiation and free electron lasers, time resolved transient absorption experiments. Previous experience in x-ray spectroscopy and/or time resolved optical spectroscopy is required.
This job comes from a partnership with Science Magazine and