PhD position - Microstructural analysis of oxide nanostructured materials through in situ high temperature X-ray scattering using synchrotron radiation
This PhD offer is part of the French-German HoTMiX project funded by the ANR and DFG agencies, bringing together 6 academic labs and supported by the St Gobain and Safran companies. The aim of the whole HoTMiX project is to provide a deep understanding of the relationships between the nonlinear mechanical response of oxide materials at very high temperature and their microstructure at the nanoscale.
Overall, five different non-permanent positions (3 PhD and 2 post doc) are offered through this international research program. The PhD student who will be recruited for the present subject will work on the microstructural analysis through in situ high temperature X-ray diffraction and scattering measurements on synchrotron radiation beamlines (essentially at the ESRF in Grenoble but also at BESSY II in Berlin). Interpretation of results will be based on micromechanical modelling. Her/his main skills will concern condensed matter physics, the crystallography and phase transitions theories, and the main material science concepts related to the relationships between microstructure and micromechanical behavior.