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RAP opportunity at National Institute of Standards and Technology     NIST

Nanoscale Magnetic Materials


NIST Center for Neutron Research

opportunity location
50.61.01.B1993 Gaithersburg, MD

NIST only participates in the February and August reviews.


name email phone
Julie A. Borchers 301.975.6597
Brian J Kirby 301.975.8395
Charles F. Majkrzak 301.975.5251


Research focuses on structural properties and magnetic ordering in magnetic semiconductor, transition metal-, transition-metal oxide and/or rare-earth thin-film multilayers, patterned arrays, and nanoparticles with possible technological applications such as spin electronics and cancer therapy. These materials are studied using both unpolarized and polarized beam neutron scattering techniques including reflectivity, SANS (small angle neutron scattering), and triple-axis spectroscopy. Current topics of interest include, but are not limited to, interparticle interactions among ferromagnetic nanoparticles, interfacial effects in multiferroics, proximity-induced magnetism in topological insulators, exchange biasing in magnetic multilayers, and magnetic domain formation in buried magnetic layers. Results are correlated with models of the magnetic coupling, proximity effects, coherence range of the magnetism, finite size effects, effects of magnetostriction and anisotropy, and electronic effects.


key words
Magnetic nanoparticles; Patterned structures: Magnetic semiconductors; Neutron scattering; Polarization (spin alignment); Transition metals; Transition-metal oxides and perovskites; Neutron reflectivity; Exchange coupling; Magnetic films; Topological Insulators;


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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