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Combinatorial Research of Functional Materials

Location

Material Measurement Laboratory, Materials Science and Engineering Division

RO# Location
50.64.21.B4819 Gaithersburg, MD

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Advisers

Name E-mail Phone
Bendersky, Leonid A. leonid.bendersky@nist.gov 301.975.6167

Description

Combinatorial research methods hold the promise of rapid identification of new materials with improved properties. The approach requires (1) fabrication of composition gradients or distinct cells in an array (combinatorial library), (2) library measurements with a small probe for important properties, and (3) library analysis for composition-processing-properties correlation. The objective of this project is to develop synthesis of combinatorial thin films, methods to measure properties of interest, and analyze composition-processing-properties correlations. We work with a variety of technologically important materials, including materials for hydrogen storage, for magnetic data storage, magnetostrictive alloys, and oxide multiferroics. Our recent emphasis is on studying combinatorial thin films for hydrogen storage, and developing high-throughput measurement tools for determining in-situ hydrogen absorption and desorption characteristics in such films.

 

Keywords:
Combinatorial thin films; Functional oxides; High-throughput measurements of hydrogenation; Hydrogen storage materials;

Eligibility

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