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RAP opportunity at Naval Research Laboratory     NRL

Chemical Vapor Sensor development


Naval Research Laboratory, DC, Electronics Science & Technology Division

opportunity location
64.15.25.B2841 Washington, DC 203755321


name email phone
F. Keith Perkins 202.767.3971


Chemical vapor sensors respond to changes in ambient vapor composition with changes in conductivity. Ideally, this change is a simple function of the concentration change and rapidly tracks those changes. More importantly, the sensor is at least somewhat selective, not only responding differently to different compounds but also rejecting benign interferents while responding strongly to compounds of interest (TICs/TIMs/CWAs). Characterization of the sensor response to a wide range of challenges is needed to develop better performing sensors. An understanding of adsorption models and the electronic structure of low dimensional materials (e.g., graphene, MoS2, CNT) and molecules will be helpful for this.


key words
Semiconductor surfaces; Surface chemistry; Nanophase materials; Sensors;


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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