During the summer period, six Kaunas University of Technology students from the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences studying in Applied Physics and Materials and Nanotechnologies study programs will carry out scientific internships at the Institute of Materials Science. The internships are funded by the European Social Fund under the measure No 09.3.3- LMT-K-712 „Development of Competences of Scientists, researchers, other Researchers and Students through Practical Research Activities“.
Two students will perform scientific internships at the Institute of Materials Science and four students performing research in the Applied Optics and Photonics research group will have opportunity to use the facilities available at „Santaka“ valley.
During the research practice, the students will get knowledge on various topics depending on the tasks formulated by their practice supervisors:
Student Linas Jonauskas will learn scanning probe microscopy methods for surface analysis, concentrating on Atomic Force Microscopy and Kelvin Probe Microscopy methods. Development of practical skills in scanning probe systems, development of analysis and generalization of the results obtained are expected. („Overview of Applications for the Kelvin Probe Force Microscopy Method”, Nr. 09.3.3-LMT-K-712-09-0079, supervisor – doc. dr. Asta Guobienė
Paulius Dolmantas will investigate the influence of thermal heating on the structure of amorphous carbon nanocomposites with copper nanoparticles and possibilities to use these films for direct graphene synthesis and formation of silicon based diodes. (No. 09.3.3-LMT-K-712-09-0045, supervisor – Senior Researcher, dr. Šarūnas Meškinis)
Mantas Mikalkevičius will investigate the different geometry silver nanoparticles as a platform for Surface Enhanced Raman Scattering (SERS) sensors, he will get acquainted with the Raman scattering spectroscopy measurement technique and analysis of the results. (“Investigation of different geometry silver nanoparticles for SERS sensors”, No. 09.3.3-LMT-K-712-09-0058; supervisor – Assoc. Prof. dr. Asta Tamulevičienė)
Justas Deveikis will expand his knowledge in modelling of periodic structures devoted for increasing the efficiency of light sensors in near infrared wavelength region, (“Modeling of microstructures for optical applications“, No. 09.3.3-LMT-K-712-09-0053, supervisor – Prof. dr. Tomas Tamulevičius).
Gvidas Klyvis will investigate different surfactants and colloids used for the formation of micro and nano sized objects, he will evaluate the influence of microrelief and its shape on the values of contact angle and capillary deposition processes. (“Investigation of materials and structures used for capillary assisted deposition of nanoparticles”, No. 09.3.3-LMT-K-712-09-0054, supervisor – Prof. dr. habil. Sigitas Tamulevičius)
Justas Petrauskas will expand his knowledge in formation of porous anodic aluminum oxide and will investigate the structure of the formed samples using X-ray diffraction (“Formation of porous anodic aluminum oxide and structural investigations with X-ray diffraction”, No. 09.3.3-LMT-K-712-09-0077, supervisor – Assoc. Prof., dr. Brigita Abakevičienė)
Duration of the projects: 07-02-2018 – 08-31-2018.