Freitag, 31. Juli 2009

post doctoral position France

A joint post doctoral position (12 months) is available at the Commissariat de l'Energie Atomique (IRAMIS laboratory, CEA, Saclay, France – Dr. Dimitris Sakellariou) and Laboratoire de Chimie de la Matière Condensée de Paris (LCMCP - University P. et M. Curie, Paris, France – Pr. Christian Bonhomme).

START: september-october 2009

The title of the project is "NanoMACS" and deals with the study of nanomaterials [1] by the newly invented technique: "Magic Angle Coil Spinning" [2]. This project is funded by the CNano Ile de France consortium (see: and is a great challenge in terms of instrumentation / sensitivity in solid state NMR.

MACS is a straightforward approach to increase the NMR sensitivity and opens new opportunities for the study of small amount of samples (thin oxide films with nanometric thickness, small biosamples …). MACS will be developed at very high field (700 MHz), very fast MAS rotation (24 kHz), and for a large range of frequencies (1H, 31P, 27Al …). Double resonance experiments and homonuclear decoupling will be extended to MACS. Small samples containing expensive isotopes such as 43Ca, 29Si, 17O… will be studied by MACS.

All materials (including films) will be synthesized at the LCMCP (Paris), as well as the 700 MHz experiments. The instrumentation and experiments at 300 and 500 MHz will be performed at IRAMIS (Saclay).

[1] C. Bonhomme, C. Coelho, N. Baccile, C. Gervais, T. Azaïs, F. Babonneau, Accounts Chem. Res., 40 (2007) 738.

[2] D. Sakellariou, G. Le Goff, J. F. Jacquinot, Nature, 447 (2007) 694.