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RAP opportunity at Naval Research Laboratory     NRL

Nuclear Magnetic Resonance and Nuclear Quadrupole Resonance for Materials Evaluation


Naval Research Laboratory, DC, Chemistry

opportunity location
64.15.15.B5300 Washington, DC 203755321


name email phone
Christopher Aaron Klug 202.767.3239


There are two aspects to this project: (1) the nondestructive evaluation of the microstructures of polymeric and ceramic components and (2) the detection of impurities and other undesirable additives in objects ranging in size from small electronic components to large shipping containers. Nuclear magnetic resonance imaging has proven to be very successful in examining biological specimens. We are particularly interested in extending this technique to include nuclear quadrupole resonance (NQR) imaging and in applying imaging to novel systems. A custom system for planar imaging has been constructed. Commercial imaging accessories associated with an 11.7 T system and three NQR spectrometers are also available. In addition, research is in progress to develop new methods with improved sensitivity, which exploits the chemical selectivity of NQR in the detection of specific materials, such as explosives.


key words
Explosives; Nuclear magnetic resonance; Nuclear quadrupole resonance; Polymers; Spectroscopy;


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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