Postdoctoral position 24 month in ICMPE - CNRS, France


The objective of this post-doctoral position is to synthesize and characterize ternary intermetallic compounds which will have been identified by the ab-initio screening. More specifically, in a first step, promising compounds will be synthesized by implementing several techniques (arc- or induction-melting, ball-milling). This step is essential to the project as among all the calculated combinations, some of them are not reported in the databases. The compounds will then be structurally characterized (X-ray diffraction, scanning and transmission electron microscopy) and their electronic and thermal properties will be measured (resistivity, Seebeck coefficient, thermal conductivity). The most promising compounds may be further investigated, for example by doping or nano-structuration.