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Structure and Dynamics of Energy Storage Materials

Location

NIST Center for Neutron Research

RO# Location
50.61.01.B6867 Gaithersburg, MD

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

Advisers

Name E-mail Phone
Brown, Craig Martin craig.brown@nist.gov 301.975.5134

Description

Using neutron scattering techniques, we hope to understand the fundamental properties of adsorption, such as metal-organic frameworks and use this information to steer synthesis techniques to produce more promising storage materials. Hydrogen, CO2 and methane interactions with the host are probed using neutron diffraction and spectroscopic techniques. Detailed information on atom location, adsorption sites, local potentials, and nanoscale diffusion mechanisms are extracted. We expect to see a significant improvement in the understanding of underlying chemical and physical processes in these materials.

 

Keywords:
Adsorption; Computation chemistry; Diffusion; Hydrogen storage; Metal-organic frameworks; Neutron diffraction; Neutron scattering; Quasielastic scattering; Vibrational spectroscopy;

Eligibility

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