Exciton dynamics in organic semiconductors
Full-time Project: yes
This project aims to measure the (slow) dynamics of excitons in organic semiconductors. It will use atom specific probes of exciton wavefunction, as a function of time, which allows the evolution of the exciton to be sampled within the molecule over time. The primary technique will be laser pump / muon spin resonance probe spectroscopy (photomusr), backed up with optical spectroscopy and DFT calculations of the excited state and molecular structure. Molecules will be commercial or made via collaboration. This work may be extended to studying donor-acceptor state dynamics in organic photovoltaic cells.
A good undergraduate degree in physics or related discipline.
SPA Academics: Alan Drew