Entry date 30.07.2020
Position number IMT 15-20

IMT 15-20 Internship/ Bachelor- or Master Thesis: Micro-structuring of diamonds decorated with NV-centers and their optical characterization

Vacancy to be filled from: 30.07.2020


The aim of harnessing the outstanding optical, electrical, and magnetic properties of the crystal defects in diamond make it an interesting target in the scientific community. Development of a robust approach for microscale diamond patterning opens new doors to the introduction of ultra-sensitive NMR sensors and DNP polarizers.

We are looking for highly motivated candidate with a strong interest for development and experimental works. This project includes two main parallel parts:

(1) Development and optimization of a diamond micro-patterning method: some options include photolithography, electron beam lithography, and nanoscribe 3D printing. These methods are available at IMT and provide a perfect platform for micro- and nano-fabrication.

(2) Optical detection: the optical response of the NV centers in the patterned diamond has to be detected using an optical setup. The optical components and workspace is available, and the candidate will be responsible for assembling the measurement system.

Using the facilities of the Institute of Microstructure Technology, the candidate will get the opportunity to do an exciting research and gain precious experience.

Further information on the Institute of Microstructure Technology (IMT): www.imt.kit.edu/

Persönliche Qualifikation

  • Cleanroom experience
  • Interest and experience of working with optical setup and optical components
  • Enthusiast to work in an interdisciplinary environment
  • Highly motivated, independent thinker
  • Good proficiency in English (both speaking and writing

Field of study: Physics /Optics and Photonics/ Mechanical engineering/ Materials Science/ and related fields


Institut für Mikrostrukturtechnik (IMT)

Contract Duration

limited to 3-6 months.

Contact person in line-management

Dr. Neil MacKinnon, IMT,
+49 721 608-29314 (e-mail: neil.mackinnon@kit.edu)
Dr. S. Hoda Moosavi, IMT,
+49 721 608-29318 (e-mail: hoda.moosavi@kit.edu)

Zur Bewerbung Zur offiziellen Anzeige

Job type/category
  • Fixed-term position
Favored career stage
  • Job experience > 2 years
  • Karlsruhe city, Karlsruhe region
  • Other
Language at workplace
  • German
Type of company
  • Wissenschaftliche Einrichtung

Contact person

Mrs. / Ms. Ann-Kathrin Schaber
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