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RAP opportunity at Naval Research Laboratory     NRL

Development of Novel Synthesis Methods and Formulations for Metal Nanoparticles and Nanopowders


Naval Research Laboratory, DC, Chemistry

opportunity location
64.15.15.B7717 Washington, DC 203755321


name email phone
Albert Epshteyn 202.767.3130


We are investigating synthetic methods to produce reactive metal nanopowders (RMNPs) with varying composition and properties. We have produced RMNPs in multi-gram quantities using sonochemically mediated routes. Some of the uniquely interesting properties of these materials include air stability and high combustion energy content. We are exploring the optimization of existing synthetic methods and the development of new approaches to making RMNPs as well as the chemistry involved with processing, derivitizing, and adding these powders to various useful formulations. We are also interested in developing new RMNPs for various applications, such as battery media, hydrogen storage materials, and others.



Purdy AP, et al: Journal of Nanoparticle Research 13: 5435, 2011

Epshteyn A, et al: Chemistry of Materials 21(15): 3469, 2009


key words
Nanoparticle; Nanocomposite; Nanopowder; Synthesis; Energy; Combustion; Fuel; Inorganic; Energetic;


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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