Scientific Internship: Non-linear spectroscopy of absorption and desorption of hydrophobic monolayers at the solid-liquid interface

Date posted December 18, 2018
Type Scientific Internships

In this project you will develop new knowledge on the physics and physical chemistry of molecules at solid-liquid interfaces.

You will use visible and infrared laser pulses to study the properties of different molecules at the solid-liquid interface. The combination of these pulses leads to the generation of light at their sum frequency. The spectrum of this light provides unique and monolayer-specific information on the structural properties of molecules at the interface.  The goal of the project is to gain a molecular-scale understanding of the hydrophobic, hydrophilic, and electrostatic  interactions at the solid-liquid interface, and how this interaction can be influenced by the ionic strength of the solution and the absorption/desorption of hydrophobic organic  molecules. The project is part of an Industrial Partnership Programme with British Petroleum.

About the group

Ultrafast Spectroscopy

Qualifications

You have a Bachelors degree in physics, chemistry or biology and participate in a Master study in one of these areas. The internship must be a mandatory part of your curriculum. You have a nationality of an EU-member state and/or you are a student at a Netherlands University. You must be available for at least 6 months.

Terms of employment

At the start of the traineeship your trainee plan will be set out, in consultation with your AMOLF supervisor.

Contact info

Dr. ir. Versluis
Facility Scientist / Laser Safety Officer
E-mail: j.versluis@amolf.nl
Phone: +31 (0)20-754 7100

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