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RAP opportunity at Naval Research Laboratory     NRL

Chemical Reactions at Surfaces


Naval Research Laboratory, DC, Chemistry

opportunity location
64.15.15.B3984 Washington, DC 203755321


name email phone
Bradford B. Pate 202-767-2674


The objective of this research is to elucidate the structure, dynamics, and chemistry of molecules interacting with organic, metal, semiconductor, and insulator surfaces for a variety of device applications. Emphasis is placed on determining reaction kinetics and identifying reaction mechanisms and intermediates. Specific interests include growth of organic/polymeric thin films and structures for optical and microelectronics applications, heterogeneous catalysis, or chemical modification/functionalization of surfaces. Facilities include several ultrahigh vacuum systems equipped for infrared reflection-absorption spectroscopy, temperature programmed desorption, low-energy electron diffraction, x-ray photoelectron spectroscopy, and Auger electron spectroscopy. Sample load-lock transfer mechanisms, gas handling, and substrate temperature control are included.


key words
Chemical reactions; Microelectronics; Organic films; Surface chemistry;


Citizenship:  Open to U.S. citizens and permanent residents
Level:  Open to Postdoctoral applicants


Base Stipend Travel Allotment Supplementation
$94,199.00 $3,000.00
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