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RAP opportunity at Air Force Science and Technology Fellowship Program     AF STFP

Molecular Reaction Dynamics


Air Force Institute of Technology

opportunity location
13.50.00.B5167 AFIT, Wright-Patterson AFB, OH 454337542


name email phone
David Weeks 937.255.3636 x4561


The detailed analysis of a wide variety of chemical reactions plays a central role in a number of Air Force and DOD applications ranging from a variety of laser systems, to upper atmospheric chemistry, to the development of new high energy density materials. To support these efforts, we are developing new computational methods to characterize chemical reactions. Our approach employs time dependent wave packet dynamics to calculate scattering matrix elements and associated reaction rates and cross sections. Recent efforts have focused on the non-adiabatic fine structure relaxation rate in optically pumped alkali lasers. Researchers with experience in computational physics, molecular dynamics, wave packet propagation, or related areas are encouraged to apply.


key words
Quantum; Scattering; Scattering matrix; Molecular; Reaction; Dynamics; Wave packet; Time dependent; Channel packet;


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


Base Stipend Travel Allotment Supplementation
$95,000.00 $5,000.00

Experience Supplement:
Postdoctoral and Senior Associates will receive an appropriately higher stipend based on the number of years of experience past their PhD.

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