Research assistant in scanning tunneling microscopy of nanostructured metals
College of Engineering, Swansea University
20 September 2020
(application date has expired)
£30,046 to £40,322 per annum together with USS
Dr Richard Cobley
This project will use multi-tip scanning tunnelling microscopy to study nanostructured metal networks for neuromorphic computing. Metal clusters deposited just below the percolation threshold form networks which inherently exhibit complex switching with potential neuromorphic behaviour. Multi-tip STM combined with SEM in ultra high vacuum, along with other surface analysis techniques, will be used to investigate the electrical, structural, and chemical behaviour of these networks, to identify and classify the underlying behaviour of the individual nanoscale cluster-cluster junctions. This two-year Leverhulme Trust-funded project will be supervised by Dr Richard Cobley and Prof Richard Palmer.
In the most recent UK Research Excellence Framework (REF) the College of Engineering was ranked 10th in the UK for the combined score in research quality across the Engineering disciplines. 94% of research produced by our academic staff is of World-Leading (4*) or Internationally Excellent (3*) quality. This project will be based in the Centre for Nanohealth on the University’s Singleton Campus, with additional use of laboratories on the University’s Bay Campus.