Development of Fourier Transform Infrared Spectroscopy in High Magnetic Fields

Supervisor: Dr. Petr Neugebauer

Institution: CEITEC-BUT, Magneto-optical and THz Spectroscopy group (MOTeS)

Field of Study: Advanced nanotechnologies and microtechnologies

About my project

Fourier Transform Infrared spectroscopy in high magnetic fields is a very important tool in the characterization of Single-Molecule Magnets (SMMs). It allows studying Electron Paramagnetic Resonance (EPR) of SMMs with very large zero-field splitting, in which commonly used EPR systems do not provide experimental access to the magnetic resonance transitions. It also presents an ideal experimental technique that can probe band structure and elucidate electronic properties of 2D materials.

I will be responsible for the overall design and assembly of the FTIR magnetospectroscopic setup. I will work mainly on the development of this setup, which involves the design of sample holders for measurements of a variety of samples. I will also work on the implementation of the graphene detector chips to the setup. After the setup will be fully developed and tested, I will perform magnetooptical measurement of SMMs and 2D materials in FIR region. Then, I will analyze spectra in order to obtain experimental results of scientific importance. 

Where I see myself in my career in 10 years

I am planning to finish my Ph.D. studies in three to four years according to the plan of CEITEC Ph.D. School. After finishing my PhD, I would like to continue in my researcher career and spend some time abroad as a postdoc at university or in a company. In 10 years I would like to be an experienced multidisciplinary researcher, who intensively collaborates with companies/industry in order to move science from laboratories to real applications. For example, I can imagine myself working for a start-up scientific company.

What I like most about Brno

I like the student atmosphere of Brno, the wide range of cultural activities and the wide range of applications in science and technology.