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Neutron Reflectometry


NIST Center for Neutron Research

RO# Location
50.61.01.B1994 Gaithersburg, MD

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


Name E-mail Phone
Borchers, Julie A. 301.975.6597
Dura, Joseph A. 301.975.6251
Grutter, Alexander 301-975-4198
Kirby, Brian J 301.975.8395
Majkrzak, Charles F. 301.975.5251
Satija, Sushil K. 301.975.5250


We use neutron reflectometry to study a variety of fundamental physical and chemical phenomena at solid-solid, liquid-liquid, solid-liquid, and solid- or liquid-gas interfaces. By measuring the specular reflectivity as a function of glancing angle, we can determine both chemical and magnetic density profiles normal to the surface. We can also measure nonspecular scattering, from which we can derive in-plane information. Systems of interest include polymer films, magnetic thin films and multilayered structures (using polarized beams), superconducting films (magnetic penetration depth measurements), lipid bilayers, Langmuir-Blodgett films, metal hydride films, and electrochemical surfaces (in situ studies in active cells).


Interfaces; Reflectance; Thin films;


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


Base Stipend Travel Allotment Supplementation
$72,750.00 $3,000.00
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