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RAP opportunity at Naval Research Laboratory     NRL

Synthetic Control of High Energy Mixed Metal Nanopowders


Naval Research Laboratory, DC, Chemistry

opportunity location
64.15.15.C0840 Washington, DC 203755321


name email phone
Matthew Thomas Finn 202-404-5383


We are investigating the continued development of new synthetic methods to produce reactive metal nanopowders (RMNPs) with varying composition and properties. We are interested in exploring the optimization of existing synthetic methods and the development of new approaches to making reactive mixed-metal nanopowders, as well as the chemistry involved with processing, derivatizing, and adding these powders to various useful formulations. We are interested in developing these new materials for various applications, such as battery media, hydrogen storage materials, combustion synthesis, catalysis, and others. It is desirable that the candidate has experience air free synthetic techniques, as well as familiarity with chemical and materials characterization, including techniques such as FT-IR, NMR, PXRD, XPS, SEM/EDS, and thermal analysis (TGA/DSC, etc.).


Finn MT, et al: Energy Fuels 2020, 34, 9, 11373–11380

key words
solid fuels; combustion; inorganic chemistry; nanoparticle; metal powder; fuel; energy


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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