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M2 internship / thesis available

An integrated electrical plasmon nanosource

M2 internship and / or thesis

by Boer-Duchemin Elizabeth - 27 October 2016

Plasmonic nanostructures are metallic objects which have at least one nanoscale dimension (i.e., nanoparticles, nanowires, thin films, etc.) Such structures can support surface plasmons, i.e., collective surface electron oscillations coupled to an electromagnetic wave. Surface plasmons are intensely studied at the moment as they may one day replace electrons in electronics and photons in photonics, leading to small and fast plasmonic devices.

In this internship/thesis, the goal is to build an efficient, electrical, low-energy nanoscale source of surface plasmons that could be integrated into a plasmonic circuit. Such a nanosource could consist of a nano-antenna in which a tunnel junction is embedded.

The internship/thesis student will be involved in the plasmon nanosource design and fabrication, but will be particularly responsible for the testing of the nanosource. This will involve using a scanning tunneling microscope (STM) and atomic force microscope (AFM) coupled to an optical microscope. During this project, the student will acquire experience in optical and scanning probe microscopy (AFM/STM), optical (laser) and electrical (STM) excitation of nanostructures, plasmonics and the optical properties of metals.

M2 Internship / Thesis

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