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Theoretical Materials Chemistry


Naval Research Laboratory, DC, Chemistry

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64.15.15.B5077 Washington, DC 203755321


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Daniel Gunlycke 202.767.6346


Theoretical methods are developed and used to study and predict the electronic, structural, magnetic, and dynamic properties of a variety of solid-state and large molecular systems, particularly low-dimensional systems such as polymers, surfaces, clusters, and interfaces. Areas of current emphasis include (1) electronic, structural, and transport properties of nanowires including graphene nanoribbons and carbon nanotubes; (2) scattering and magnetic properties of extended defects in graphene; (3) semiconducting polymers; and (4) high-pressure phases of solids.

As an example of such research, work in this project led to the original prediction that if single-wall carbon nanotubes could be made, then they would exhibit remarkable conducting properties. Ongoing and planned efforts include research on the electronic, structural, magnetic, and transport properties of a variety of carbon-based nanostructures.



Gunlycke D, White CT: Nano Letters 10: 3638, 2010


Carbon nanotubes; Chain polymers; Condensed phases; Graphene; Graphene nanoribbons; Many-body effects; Materials chemistry; Materials physics; Nanostructures; Nanowires; Transport;


Citizenship:  Open to U.S. citizens and permanent residents
Level:  Open to Postdoctoral applicants


Base Stipend Travel Allotment Supplementation
$89,834.00 $3,000.00
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