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RAP opportunity at National Institute of Standards and Technology     NIST

Physical and Chemical Mechanisms of Single-wall Carbon Nanotube Separations


Material Measurement Laboratory, Materials Science and Engineering Division

opportunity location
50.64.21.B8018 Gaithersburg, MD

NIST only participates in the February and August reviews.


name email phone
Jeffrey Alan Fagan 301.975.6740
Ming Zheng 301.975.8995


The separation of single-wall carbon nanotubes in liquid phases can be achieved by a number of different processes, yet the molecular mechanism behind any one of the separation processes is not fully understood. This opportunity aims at revealing separation mechanisms by studying the modulating effect of pH, ionic strength, and redox on the separation outcome, paying special attention to the reorganization of dispersant layers triggered by the modulating factors.



Khripin et al: Spontaneous Partition of Carbon Nanotubes in Polymer-modified Aqueous Phases, Journal of the American Chemical Society 135(18): 6822-6825, 2013

Ao et al: DNA-Controlled Partition of Carbon Nanotubes in Polymer Aqueous-Two Phases, Journal of the American Chemical Society 10.1021/ja504078b 2014


key words
Nanotube; Redox; Characterization; Separation mechanism; Nanotechnology;


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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