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RAP opportunity at National Institute of Standards and Technology     NIST

3D Thermal Imaging and Control with Magnetic Nano-objects


Physical Measurement Laboratory, Sensor Science Division

opportunity location
50.68.51.C0233 Gaithersburg, MD

NIST only participates in the February and August reviews.


name email phone
Solomon Woods 301-975-2382


NIST has recently launched a program to develop high accuracy 3D thermal imaging and control using thermosensitive magnetic nano-objects.  A key component of the project is high sensitivity magnetic scanning microscopy of these nano-objects, most likely using SQUID magnetometers.  We are seeking a postdoc with background in scanning microscopy or magnetic instrument design to help develop this magnetic scanning microscope to quantitatively measure temperature throughout the volume of solid state, chemical, or biological samples.  A qualified candidate would already have expertise in at least some of the following areas:  scanning microscopy, SQUID measurements, instrumentation for magnetic measurements, digital acquisition and control, optical and e-beam lithography, magnetic sensors (e.g., GMR, MTJ, SQUIDs, atomic magnetometers), magnetic nanoparticles, and magnetic particle imaging (MPI).


Bui TQ, Biacchi AJ, Dennis CL, Tew WL, Hight Walker AR, Woods SI: Advanced characterization of magnetization dynamics in iron oxide magnetic nanoparticle tracers, Applied Physics Letters 120: 012407, 2022.

Rahmer J, Halkola A, Gleich B, Schmale I, Borgert J: First experimental evidence of the feasibility of multi-color magnetic particle imaging. Physics in Medicine and Biology 60: 1775, 2015.

 Kucsko G, Maurer PC, Yao NY, Kubo M, Noh HJ, Lo PK, Park H, Lukin MD: Nanometre-scale thermometry in a living cell. Nature 500: 54, 2013.

key words
Scanning microscopy; Magnetic sensors; SQUID magnetometers; Scanning SQUID microscope; Thermal imaging; Magnetic particle imaging


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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