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RAP opportunity at Naval Research Laboratory     NRL

Optical Spectroscopy in Condensed Matter and Materials Science


Naval Research Laboratory, DC, Materials Science & Technology

opportunity location
64.15.85.B4322 Washington, DC 203755321


name email phone
Chris Kendziora 202.767.2414


Optical spectroscopy is a very powerful, noninvasive tool with application to research throughout the fields of condensed matter and materials science. Raman and infrared (IR) spectroscopies-as well as photoluminescence (PL) and its variations-will be used to study the properties of materials of interest. Recently, these materials have included high-temperature superconductors, CMR manganates, photo-magnets, semiconductors, and thermoelectrics. Our Raman and PL facilities include single, double, and triple grating spectrometers equipped with liquid nitrogen cooled charge coupled device multichannel detectors suitable throughout the visible spectrum. Our IR facility is based on a Fourier-transform system capable of 0.003cm-1 resolution and a variety of detectors to cover the entire IR spectrum. Peripheral facilities include a high field optical magnet, a diamond anvil cell for high-pressure studies, and furnaces for sample growth and annealing.


key words
High pressure; Infrared spectroscopy; Magnetism; Optical properties; Raman scattering; Superconductivity;


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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