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RAP opportunity at Naval Research Laboratory     NRL

Advanced Characterization of 3D Material Microstructures


Naval Research Laboratory, DC, Materials Science & Technology

opportunity location
64.15.85.B7745 Washington, DC 203755321


name email phone
David Rowenhorst 202-767-2565


We at NRL are developing three-dimensional materials characterization and analysis techniques to explore fundamental material characteristics and structure-property relationships in Naval materials. Current efforts include 3D data collection using serial sectioning, dual-beam focused ion beam (FIB) analysis, electron backscatter diffraction (EBSD), and x-ray computed microtomography; image processing and data analysis; crystallographic analysis; and material response simulation using finite element modeling. We are particularly interested in the 3D structural characterization of both single and multicomponent systems, analysis of grain/interphase boundaries, and determination of their influence on observed materials properties. Materials of interest include structural and multifunctional metals and alloys, composites, ceramics, and porous materials.



Rowenhorst DJ, Lewis AC, Spanos G: Acta Materialia 58(16): 5511, 2010


key words
Microstructure; 3D analysis; Crystallography; 3D characterization; Metals and alloys; Structural materials; Metallurgy;


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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