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Theoretical Materials Chemistry


Naval Research Laboratory, DC, Chemistry

opportunity location
64.15.15.B5077 Washington, DC 203755321


name email phone
Daniel Gunlycke 202.767.6346


Theoretical methods are developed and used to study and predict the electronic, structural, magnetic, and dynamic properties of a variety of solid-state and large molecular systems, particularly low-dimensional systems such as polymers, surfaces, clusters, and interfaces. Areas of current emphasis include (1) electronic, structural, and transport properties of nanowires including graphene nanoribbons and carbon nanotubes; (2) scattering and magnetic properties of extended defects in graphene; (3) semiconducting polymers; and (4) high-pressure phases of solids.

As an example of such research, work in this project led to the original prediction that if single-wall carbon nanotubes could be made, then they would exhibit remarkable conducting properties. Ongoing and planned efforts include research on the electronic, structural, magnetic, and transport properties of a variety of carbon-based nanostructures.



Gunlycke D, White CT: Nano Letters 10: 3638, 2010


key words
Carbon nanotubes; Chain polymers; Condensed phases; Graphene; Graphene nanoribbons; Many-body effects; Materials chemistry; Materials physics; Nanostructures; Nanowires; Transport;


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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