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RAP opportunity at National Institute of Standards and Technology     NIST

Dynamics and Structure of Molecules and Solids


NIST Center for Neutron Research

opportunity location
50.61.01.B1988 Gaithersburg, MD

NIST only participates in the February and August reviews.


name email phone
Peter M. Gehring 301 975-3946
Hui Wu 301-975-2387
Taner Yildirim 301.975.6228


Neutron-inelastic and quasi-elastic scattering and diffraction techniques are used to study the vibrations, reorientations, and structure of molecular and complex ionic crystals, including fullerenes and compounds based on fullerenes. In addition, the diffusion of atomic and molecular species is studied in materials such as protonic and ionic conductors. The complementary techniques of infrared and Raman spectroscopy are used in some cases. Results are often compared with predictions of first-principles calculations. Information is obtained on interatomic and intermolecular forces; crystal structure and dynamics are correlated with thermodynamic properties, phase transitions, and chemical behavior.


key words
Inelastic scattering; Molecular crystals; Neutron diffraction; Neutron scattering;


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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