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Theory of Macromolecules and Other Soft Materials at Interfaces

Location

Material Measurement Laboratory, Materials Science and Engineering Division

RO# Location
50.64.21.B8146 Gaithersburg, MD

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

Advisers

Name E-mail Phone
Jones, Ronald L. ronald.jones@nist.gov 301.975.4624
Snyder, Chad R. chad.snyder@nist.gov 301.975.4526

Description

Theoretical activities focus on developing and advancing exact analytical and other computational methods focused on macromolecules and soft materials at interfaces. Current interests include (1) the nature of the crystal-amorphous interfacial region in traditional and semiconducting polymers, (2) directed self-assembly of block copolymers, (3) polymer crystallization, (4) confinement induced collapse transitions, (5) chromatographic response of complex copolymers, (6) transport behavior of complex nanoparticles, and (7) macromolecule-related problems in biological systems. Where appropriate, we will validate the theoretical results through experimental methods (particularly neutron based) concurrently being developed at NIST.

 

Keywords:
Chromatography; Crystallization; Directed self-assembly; Interfaces; Matrix transfer methods; Nanoparticles; Neutron scattering; Phase transitions; Polymers;

Eligibility

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