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Dynamics and Structure of Molecules and Solids

Location

NIST Center for Neutron Research

RO# Location
50.61.01.B1988 Gaithersburg, MD

Please note: This Agency only participates in the February and August reviews.

Advisers

Name E-mail Phone
Gehring, Peter M. peter.gehring@nist.gov 301 975-3946
Udovic, Terrence John terrence.udovic@nist.gov 301.975.6241
Yildirim, Taner taner@nist.gov 301.975.6228

Description

Neutron-inelastic and quasi-elastic scattering and diffraction techniques are used to study the vibrations, reorientations, and structure of molecular and complex ionic crystals, including fullerenes and compounds based on fullerenes. In addition, the diffusion of atomic and molecular species is studied in materials such as protonic and ionic conductors. The complementary techniques of infrared and Raman spectroscopy are used in some cases. Results are often compared with predictions of first-principles calculations. Information is obtained on interatomic and intermolecular forces; crystal structure and dynamics are correlated with thermodynamic properties, phase transitions, and chemical behavior.

 

Keywords:
Inelastic scattering; Molecular crystals; Neutron diffraction; Neutron scattering;

Eligibility

Citizenship:  Open to U.S. citizens
Level:  Open to Postdoctoral applicants
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