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Advanced Plasma Diagnostics


Naval Research Laboratory, DC, Plasma Physics

opportunity location
64.15.76.B5709 Washington, DC 203755321


name email phone
Scott G. Walton 202.767.7531


This research opportunity focuses on the determination of plasma characteristics in a material-processing environment. Our primary interest is investigating electron beam produced plasmas for materials processing applications and the subsequent nonequilibrium plasma process associated with these systems. Applications range from etching to deposition of hard materials to surface activation of organic substrates. Given this broad range of applications, investigations can include dc or rf discharges. This research encompasses gas-phase electron- molecule, electron-ion, ion-ion, and ion-molecule reactions, as well as relevant plasma-surface reactions (ion, electron, and neutral reactions). To this end, a well-equipped laboratory of temporally resolved, in situ diagnostics, including mass spectrometry, electrostatic probes, laser, and emission spectroscopy, is constantly being developed and upgraded to meet the needs of the research. The program is highly interdisciplinary, with strong experimental and theoretical collaborations.


key words
Nonequilibrium plasma; Plasma diagnostics; Process environment;


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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