20/10/2020
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Redox-Switchable Polyoxotungstate Charge Transfer Chromophores: A Molecular Route to Electro-optical Computers? (FIELDENJ_U21SF)

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  • ORGANISATION/COMPANY
    University of East Anglia
  • RESEARCH FIELD
    ChemistryInorganic chemistry
    ChemistryOther
    ChemistryPhysical chemistry
  • RESEARCHER PROFILE
    First Stage Researcher (R1)
  • APPLICATION DEADLINE
    31/05/2021 23:00 - Europe/London
  • LOCATION
    United Kingdom › Norwich
  • TYPE OF CONTRACT
    Other
  • JOB STATUS
    Other
  • OFFER STARTING DATE
    01/10/2021

OFFER DESCRIPTION

Nothing travels faster than light. For this reason materials that can manipulate light are vital to future telecommunications and computing technology,(i) as well as meeting our energy demands – photonic technologies enjoy inherently higher speed, and lower power consumption than electronics. Our group is working to develop new materials based on polyoxometalates (POMs, molecular, nanoscale multimetallic coordination clusters),(ii) which can manipulate laser light through non-linear optical (NLO) effects. Our goal is to use the POM redox properties to switch the NLO effect on and off, and make a prototype molecular light switch or transistor.

 

This PhD project will explore the synthesis, photophysical and photochemical properties of arylimido-polyoxotungstates, analogues to the arylimido-molybdates which we have shown to be very efficient NLO materials.(iii,iv)) We expect the tungstates to open new applications in redox-switched NLO or fluoresence/luminescence, owing to their greater stability, and open up a route towards molecule-based electro-optical computing. These materials are also relevant to solar energy conversion, where we have shown they can improve voltages obtained from p-type dye-sensitised solar cells.(v)

 

The successful applicant will gain training in molecular inorganic and organic synthesis, characterisation, and physical measurement of molecular and materials properties. Based in the well-equipped, interdisciplinary Energy Materials Laboratory at UEA, it also involves collaboration with leading international groups. They will also have, or expect to obtain a first class, 2(i) or equivalent Honours degree in chemistry, along with a strong interest in synthetic inorganic chemistry and materials properties.

Please contact Dr John Fielden (john.fielden@uea.ac.uk, 01603 593137) for further information.

 

Funding Notes 

This PhD project is offered on a self-funding basis. It is open to applicants with funding or those applying to funding sources. Details of tuition fees can be found at https://www.uea.ac.uk/about/university-information/finance-and-procurement/finance-information-for-students/tuition-fees

 

A bench fee is also payable on top of the tuition fee to cover specialist equipment or laboratory costs required for the research. Applicants should contact the primary supervisor for further information about the fee associated with the project.

 

 

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Offer Requirements

Specific Requirements

Acceptable first degrees are Chemistry, along with a strong interest in synthetic inorganic chemistry and materials properties

The standard minimum entry requirement is 2:1

Work location(s)
1 position(s) available at
University of East Anglia
United Kingdom
Norwich
NR4 7TJ

EURAXESS offer ID: 569494

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