Institute of Physical Chemistry, Polish Academy of Sciences
National Science Centre (NSC)
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Assembly of particle chains based on dielectrophoretic, magnetic and capillary effects. SONATA 15 2019/35/D/ST5/03613, 18-2021
Dr inż. Konrad Giżyński
A very promising method that might be a breakthrough for large-scale manufacturing of flexible electronic devices was demonstrated two years ago by experimental scientists. They showed that by applying AC electric current, centimetre-long and micrometre-thick chains of particles can be assembled and deposited on substrates to form paths that conduct electric charges. Unlike today’s standard manufacturing technologies for electronic components, their method makes it possible to deposit the paths on surfaces that are convex or concave or have irregular geometry, and they can be bent, stretched or compressed.
We aim to extend the original method with the possibility of assembling the desired structures with a magnetic field. This is to enable non-electric field assembly (e.g., for repair of components prone to damage from electric charges) and prevent unordered path formation. The approach is novel compared to the original method and thus is interesting from a basic scientific perspective. On the other hand, it offers an alternative route for the fabrication process of conductive paths composed of magnetic materials. Moreover, such structures have the ability to release energy in the form of heat when exposed to high-frequency alternating magnetic fields. This feature will allow for controllable and contactless heating of fabricated materials while also making use of their conductive properties
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Participation in international conferences and Erasmus+ programmes;
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First Stage Researcher (R1)
Candidate must meets any of the following criteria:
a) is a student of a full-time first or second-cycle degree programme or uniform Master’s studies at a university in Poland;
b) is a participant in a doctoral programme;
c) is a doctoral candidate at a doctoral school.
Candidates can simultaneously apply for Warsaw PhD School in Natural and BioMedical Sciences in order to meet the criteria.
If the applicant does not have a status of PhD student in Poland according to NCN regulation “Regulamin przyznawania stypendiów naukowych w projektach badawczych finansowanych ze środków narodowego centrum nauki", to be eligible, the applicant is required to submit simultaneously their application to the online recruitment system of Warszawska Szkoła Doktorska Nauk Ścisłych i BioMedycznych” [Warsaw Doctoral School “Warsaw-4-PhD” http://warsaw4phd.pl ] between 24th May and 6th of June 2021 (follow updates within the Candidates → Admission section)
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Complete application should include the following items:
The best applicants will be invited for an interview (on-site or online) between 8.06 – 16.06 2020. The interview for „Warszawska Szkoła Doktorska Nauk Ścisłych i BioMedycznych” (Warsaw Doctoral School “Warsaw-4-PhD”) will be carried out between 28.06 – 08.07 2021 at the IPC-PAS.).
The commission will evaluate applications on a point scale. The scholarship will be awarded to the person who obtains the highest number of points.
If the chosen candidate will resign before signing the contract, another person from the list of candidates may be selected.
The results of the competition are made public
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IMPORTANT: email title “Recruitment 18-2021”
Deadline for the settlement of the competition
Archival announcement. We would like to thank all candidates for their submitted applications.