Internship at LIST’s Quantum Materials Team

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The Quantum Materials group at Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology (LIST) has recently discovered atomic defects in semiconductor silicon carbide (colour centres) as an ideal platform for quantum computing and quantum communication systems.

We have demonstrated that the potential of these colour centres is further improved after integration into nanophotonic waveguides and cavities.

In this internship, you will help our quantum nanofabrication team to make our processes compatible with industrial (nano-)fabrication.

To this end, you will be involved in identifying the ideal hybrid platform, comprising a silicon carbide layer, which is bonded to various insulator materials. Your internship includes the fabrication of insulator layers on silicon carbide using state-of-the-art cleanroom equipment. Then, you will analyse the silicon-carbide-on-insulator interface with TEM, AFM, and especially with confocal fluorescence microscopy to ensure a minimal amount of background fluorescence at the interface.

We are looking for a candidate, holding a BSc degree, and able to demonstrate prior experience in experimental physics or experimental materials science, e.g., covering lab course experiments or other internships. An additional plus would be previous experience in working in cleanroom environments. Additionally, LISTs regulations require that the successful applicant is registered as a student at a university during the internship. The successful candidate must also be able to clearly communicate in English.

Figure 1: Schematic of the silicon-carbide-on-insulator interface. The main goal of this internship is to develop methods that minimise parasitic fluorescence at the interface.LIST offers:

  • A thriving interdisciplinary and highly international environment.
  • Working at the scientific forefront with colour centres in SiC.
  • Potential to make a significant contribution to current scientific challenges.
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Interested in this internship? Send an application on or before 15 May 2024!

To submit an application, sending your CV (max 2 pages) and motivation letter to on or before15 May 2024. Kindly write “INTERNSHIP APPLICATION” on the subject line of your email.

*List of eligible countries: Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czechia, Estonia, Finland, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Sweden


LIST develops competitive and market-oriented product/service prototypes for public and private stakeholders, and works across the entire innovation chain: fundamental/applied research, incubation, transfer of technologies.

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