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The section for Nanostructure physics in the Department of Applied Physics at KTH, is looking for a Doctoral student to construct a unique and highly sensitive Atomic Force Microscope (AFM). The work will initially focus on the design and implementation of a quantum-limited force sensor using techniques presently explored in quantum opto-mechanical systems. Starting from commercial AFM cantilevers we will experiment with various methods to couple these to superconducting microwave resonators cooled to their quantum ground state. You will incorporate the sensor in to an AFM built on to an existing cryostat. The student will be part of a larger group developing advanced methods of scanning probe microscopy.
This project brings together quantum physics, micro and nano-electromechanical systems, microwave measurement and cryogenic technology. The project is well suited to someone with a degree in physics and/or engineering. The successful student will have a strong interest and aptitude for hands-on experimental work and building measurement apparatus. The student will be hired by KTH, working at Albanova University Center.
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