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RAP opportunity at National Institute of Standards and Technology     NIST

Neutron Detection and Spectroscopy


Physical Measurement Laboratory, Radiation Physics Division

opportunity location
50.68.21.B6257 Gaithersburg, MD

NIST only participates in the February and August reviews.


name email phone
Hans Pieter Mumm 301.975.8355
Jeffrey Scott Nico 301.975.4663


We are developing novel neutron detectors and spectrometers for applications in homeland security, radiation protection, and basic research. Development of sensitive neutron detectors is motivated primarily by needs for measurement services and standards for homeland security applications, such as personnel radiation dose measurements in the vicinity of active interrogation devices (used for inspection of packages and cargo) and the detection of contraband shipments. Another active area of investigation is the use of muon anti-coincidence or other methods to distinguish background neutron counts (such as from the showers of cosmic rays) from neutrons of interest. Such detectors also have applications in low-background and underground science.


key words
Muon anti-coincidence; Neutron detector; Neutron 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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