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Neutron Reflectometry


NIST Center for Neutron Research

opportunity location
50.61.01.B1994 Gaithersburg, MD

NIST only participates in the February and August reviews.


name email phone
Julie A. Borchers 301.975.6597
Joseph A. Dura 301.975.6251
Alexander Grutter 301-975-4198
Brian J Kirby 301.975.8395
Charles F. Majkrzak 301.975.5251
Sushil K. Satija 301.975.5250


We use neutron reflectometry to study a variety of fundamental physical and chemical phenomena at solid-solid, liquid-liquid, solid-liquid, and solid- or liquid-gas interfaces. By measuring the specular reflectivity as a function of glancing angle, we can determine both chemical and magnetic density profiles normal to the surface. We can also measure nonspecular scattering, from which we can derive in-plane information. Systems of interest include polymer films, magnetic thin films and multilayered structures (using polarized beams), superconducting films (magnetic penetration depth measurements), lipid bilayers, Langmuir-Blodgett films, metal hydride films, and electrochemical surfaces (in situ studies in active cells).


key words
Interfaces; Reflectance; Thin films;


Citizenship:  Open to U.S. citizens
Level:  Open to Postdoctoral applicants


Base Stipend Travel Allotment Supplementation
$82,764.00 $3,000.00
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