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Direct Epitaxy of All Inorganic Halide Perovskites for X-ray Detectors


This project aims to develop high-performance x-ray detectors based epitaxially grown halide perovskite single crystal fims.


Associate Professor Rongkun Zheng, Dr Feng Li.

Research location

School of Physics

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X-ray detectors are widely used in medical diagnostics and therapy, safety screen and inspection, and scientific equipment. Halide perovskites are the potential game changer due to their (i) strong X-ray attenuation, (ii) exceptional optoelectronic properties, and (iii) low-cost raw materials and crystal growth. The commercialisation is currently hindered by three challenges: (i) large dark current, (ii) integration with read-out circuitry, and (iii) poor stability. This project aims to solve all the main challenges simultaneously by direct epitaxial growth of allinorganic halide perovskite single crystal films on read-out circuitry. The outcomes from this project could lead to the replacement of existing X-ray detection technologies.

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HDR Inherent Requirements

In addition to the academic requirements set out in the Science Postgraduate Handbook, you may be required to satisfy a number of inherent requirements to complete this degree. Example of inherent requirement may include:

  • Confidential disclosure and registration of a disability that may hinder your performance in your degree;
  • Confidential disclosure of a pre-existing or current medical condition that may hinder your performance in your degree (e.g. heart disease, pace-maker, significant immune suppression, diabetes, vertigo, etc.);
  • Ability to perform independently and/or with minimal supervision;
  • Ability to undertake certain physical tasks (e.g. heavy lifting);
  • Ability to undertake observatory, sensory and communication tasks;
  • Ability to spend time at remote sites (e.g. One Tree Island, Narrabri and Camden);
  • Ability to work in confined spaces or at heights;Ability to operate heavy machinery (e.g. farming equipment);
  • Hold or acquire an Australian driver’s licence;Hold a current scuba diving license;
  • Hold a current Working with Children Check;
  • Meet initial and ongoing immunisation requirements (e.g. Q-Fever, Vaccinia virus, Hepatitis, etc.)

You must consult with your nominated supervisor regarding any identified inherent requirements before completing your application.

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Opportunity ID

The opportunity ID for this research opportunity is 2843

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