ASML Surface Chemist for reactive plasma – surface interactions in Veldhoven, Netherlands
Surface Chemist for reactive plasma – surface interactions
Location: Veldhoven, Netherlands
Experience: 2-5 Professional
Functional Area: Research & Development
Background: Chemistry / Material Science
ASML is a leading
manufacturer of lithography equipment. In the latest systems, light, plasma and
materials interact at surfaces. Optimizing processes requires a profound
understanding of surface chemistry, plasma-material interactions and of photon
induced processes. Since ASML works at cutting edge technology, a lot of
phenomena are very unique and have a first-of-a-kind character.
To strengthen the chemistry competence, ASML Research is looking
for a Surface Chemist or Surface Scientist, who can add value to the understanding of
reactive plasma-surface interactions.
You will work in a multidisciplinary team with Chemists,
Physicists, Electrical and Mechanical engineers.
You have a profound understanding of the
reactions and processes occurring at and below surfaces exposed to a plasma.
Based on high-level problem descriptions you can define hypotheses on
underlying mechanisms and relevant experimental tests.
Subsequently you are
able to perform these tests and translate the results into kinetic equations,
models, and design rules to improve product performance.
Next to this, the job involves
experiments in a laboratory with UHV equipment and low-pressure discharges.
(Technical) University PhD
in Chemistry, Heterogeneous catalysis with experience in experimental approaches, Surface science with a focus on molecular
interactions. Relevant 2-5 years of experience is appreciated.
- Knowledge of reactive
processes on surfaces and with materials at low pressures involving gas phase
species, including radicals and ions.
(Basic) knowledge of plasma physics.
Familiarity with concepts of heterogenic
catalysis like adsorption processes, Langmuir-Hinshelwood, Eley- Redeal
mechanisms, lattice structures of adsorbates, surface and sub-surface diffusion.
- Understanding of the thermomechanical
stability of thin films on materials against external stress factors such as
temperature, chemical reactions etc.
- Experience with chemical modeling, i.e. with DFT
and/or MD would give you a head-start.
- Experience with surface analysis methods (XPS,
Raman, IR, AFM,).
- Open to learning techniques
outside of the above mentioned fields in the future.
- Combining both an interest
and capability in modeling of surface processes, whilst also being
while driving to success in a highly skilled team of experts towards a
attitude with an analytical view.
Context of the position
The Research Materials Science and Chemistry group is part of the Research department of ASML. This group identifies and fills in
technological gaps in the future roadmap of lithography and the lithography
market. Our focus is on advanced material research and on the interaction of
light (13.5 nm) with the gaseous background in our tools and on solid materials.
We work in small teams and deliver solutions that can be transferred to
Development and Engineering. We work together with external research institutes
Keywords:Chemistry, Chemical Physics, Surface Chemistry, Plasma
Physics , Material science, Heterogenic Catalysis, DFT
REQ ID: req9126