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RAP opportunity at National Institute of Standards and Technology     NIST

Structure and Dynamics of Energy Storage Materials


NIST Center for Neutron Research

opportunity location
50.61.01.B6867 Gaithersburg, MD

NIST only participates in the February and August reviews.


name email phone
Craig Martin Brown 301.975.5134


Using neutron scattering techniques, we hope to understand the fundamental properties of adsorption, such as in metal-organic frameworks and use this information to steer synthesis techniques to produce more promising storage materials. Hydrogen, CO2, and methane interactions with the host are probed using neutron diffraction and spectroscopic techniques. Detailed information on atom location, adsorption sites, local potentials, and nanoscale diffusion mechanisms are extracted. We expect to see a significant improvement in the understanding of underlying chemical and physical processes in these materials.


key words
Adsorption; Computation chemistry; Diffusion; Hydrogen storage; Metal-organic frameworks; Neutron diffraction; Neutron scattering; Quasielastic scattering; Vibrational spectroscopy;


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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