Master’s Thesis: Real-Time Investigation of Exciton Dynamics in Molecular Crystals with Ultrafast Microscopy

We are looking for a highly motivated Master student for a thesis at the ultrafast microscope. Together with PhD student DI Robert Schwarzl, the student will investigate the light--matter interaction of squaraine-based molecular crystals. In particular, the so-far unobserved dynamics of Frenkel excitons and charge-transfer excitons  on their intrinsic time- and length scale are of interest. The state-o-the-art setup will achieve (sub-) micrometer spatial and femtosecond temporal resolution.

These technologically important molecular crystals are promising for photovoltaic applications, bio-markers and sensors as they can be efficiently excited in the NIR-VIS spectrum.