ORGANISATION/COMPANYUniversite de Montpellier
RESEARCH FIELDChemistry › Physical chemistry
RESEARCHER PROFILEFirst Stage Researcher (R1)
APPLICATION DEADLINE20/12/2017 12:00 - Europe/London
LOCATIONFrance › Marcoule
TYPE OF CONTRACTTemporary
HOURS PER WEEK38
OFFER STARTING DATE01/01/2018
LOCATION : Institut de Chimie Séparative de Marcoule (ICSM –UMR 5257)
Project description: This project aims to develop a new methodology for the characterization of solid-liquid interfaces during the dissolution process, mainly focused on the 3D reconstruction of surfaces on the basis of tilted SEM image series. The 3D images will be recorded regularly during the sample dissolution in order to determine accurately the local quantities of dissolved matter. The studied materials will be model compounds that are of interest in several application fields: catalysis, solid oxide fuel cells, surrogates for the nuclear fuel. They will be chosen in the CeO2-Nd2O3 binary system. This system allows preparing materials with variable crystal structures and microstructures, depending of the sample composition in order to adapt the dissolution kinetics to the sample observation techniques. In parallel with the methodological developments, numerical modelling based on image processing will be developed to link the local dissolved volumes (mainly related with the preferential dissolution) with the dissolution rates measured at the macroscopic scale.
Main responsibilities: As post-doc in this project you are responsible for elaborating the materials, recording the SEM image series and performing further 3D reconstruction, and building/developing the global dissolution model. The experimental results should be used as a basis for understanding and describing the dissolution processes on a submicro-level.
Welcoming laboratory : Institut de Chimie Séparative de Marcoule (ICSM –UMR 5257)
Gross salary : 2 580 € - Duration : 18 month
- CV, include complete list of publications, two references that we can contact,
- Personal letter including: 1-3 pages where you introduce yourself and present your qualifications; Previous research fields and main research results; Future goals and research focus,
- Attested copies of completed education, grades and other certificates.
EURAXESS offer ID: 254482