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Opportunity at National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)

Crystallographic investigation of novel materials using Neutron and X-ray diffraction and vibrational spectroscopy

Location

NIST Center for Neutron Research

RO# Location
50.61.01.C0017 Gaithersburg, MD

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

Advisers

Name E-mail Phone
Wu, Hui huiwu@nist.gov 301-975-2387

Description

Neutron and X-ray crystallography and spectroscopy are fundamental and imperative in the investigation and development of condensed matter sciences. We will widely use these methods to study the crystal structures of novel materials such as complex hydrides for hydrogen-storage and battery applications, intermetallic or oxides with interesting electronic or magnetic properties, and metal organic frameworks materials for gas sorption and separation applications. From the crystal structure study, we can understand the fundamental physics and chemistry of these materials, in order to improve their properties for desired applications.

 

References

He T, Pachfule P, Wu H, Xu Q, Chen P: "Hydrogen carriers". Nature Reviews Materials 1: 16059, 2016

Wu H*, Zhou X, Rodriguez EE, Zhou W, Udovic TJ, Yildirim T, Rush JJ: "A new family of metal borohydride guanidinate complexes: Synthesis, structures and hydrogen-storage properties". Journal of Solid State Chemistry 242: 186-192, 2016

Wu H*, Zhou W, Pinkerton FE, Udovic TJ, Yildirim T, Rush JJ: "Metal hydrazinoborane LiN2H3BH3 and LiN2H3BH3•2N2H3BH3: Crystal structures and high-extent dehydrogenation". Energy & Environmental Science 5: 7531, 2012

 

Keywords:
Neutron/X-ray diffraction; Neutron scattering; Crystallography; Complex hydrides; Porous materials; Gas storage; Solid state synthesis; Organic synthesis;

Eligibility

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