15/03/2019
The Human Resources Strategy for Researchers

PhD in material sciences


  • ORGANISATION/COMPANY
    CNRS
  • RESEARCH FIELD
    Chemistry
    Physics
    Technology
  • RESEARCHER PROFILE
    First Stage Researcher (R1)
  • APPLICATION DEADLINE
    05/04/2019 23:59 - Europe/Brussels
  • LOCATION
    France › VILLENEUVE D ASCQ
  • TYPE OF CONTRACT
    Temporary
  • JOB STATUS
    Full-time
  • HOURS PER WEEK
    35
  • OFFER STARTING DATE
    01/10/2019

Lille is a vibrant and handsome city, imbued with a rich history, located in the middle of northwestern Europe (only 30 min by high-speed trains from Brussels, 1h from Paris and 1h30 from London). Lille is one of France's top student cities and the university of Lille is a leading center for magnetic resonance. Lille NMR facility includes 800 and 900 MHz NMR spectrometers and has been selected to host the first 1.2 GHz NMR spectrometer to be installed in France. Our research group is internationally known for the development of solid-state NMR methods, notably for quadrupolar nuclei, and the characterization of inorganic materials. We have an expertise in high-field solid-state NMR spectroscopy and were among the pioneers of high-field DNP-NMR of hybrid and inorganic materials.

All-solid-state microbatteries are promising devices for a broad range of applications pertaining to communication, consumer electronics, products and people identification, traceability, security (bank transaction) as well as to smart environment and the internet of things. Nevertheless, a limitation of these devices is the limited Li+ conductivity of the lithium phosphorous oxinitride (LiPON). The conductivity of this the commercial standard electrolyte is 3 orders of magnitude lower than that of conventional Li-ion cells using liquid electrolytes. Recently innovative electrolytes with conductivity enhanced by one order of magnitude have been developed. In this project, we will develop and apply advanced solid-state NMR, Transmission Electron Microscopy (TEM) and Pair Distribution Function (PDF) techniques in order to elucidate the atomic-level structure and dynamics of these innovative electrolytes. For solid-state NMR characterization, Dynamic Nuclear Polarization (DNP), small rotor diameters and high magnetic fields will notably been employed in order to improve the sensitivity and/or the resolution of this technique. The structural and dynamic information obtained in the project will be correlated to the electrical and electrochemical properties of the electrolytes, in order to improve in a rational way the performances of the microbatteries. This PhD grant is funded by ANR funding agency.

Required Research Experiences

  • RESEARCH FIELD
    Chemistry
  • YEARS OF RESEARCH EXPERIENCE
    None
  • RESEARCH FIELD
    Physics
  • YEARS OF RESEARCH EXPERIENCE
    None
  • RESEARCH FIELD
    Technology
  • YEARS OF RESEARCH EXPERIENCE
    None

Offer Requirements

  • REQUIRED EDUCATION LEVEL
    Chemistry: Master Degree or equivalent
    Physics: Master Degree or equivalent
    Technology: Master Degree or equivalent
  • REQUIRED LANGUAGES
    FRENCH: Basic

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Job Work Location Personal Assistance locations
Work location(s)
1 position(s) available at
Unité de Catalyse et Chimie du Solide
France
VILLENEUVE D ASCQ

EURAXESS offer ID: 390346
Posting organisation offer ID: 8686