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Opportunity at National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)

Optical Thermal / Thermodynamic Measurements.

Location

Material Measurement Laboratory, Materials Measurement Science Division

RO# Location
50.64.31.B7257 Gaithersburg, MD

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

Advisers

Name E-mail Phone
LaVan, David A. david.lavan@nist.gov 301.975.6121

Description

Develop novel optical method to reliably measure the thermodynamic properties of nanoscale samples at speeds orders of magnitude faster than currently possible.

Thermodynamic measurements made using an all-optical approach would be critical in evaluating trace quantities of highly purified nanomaterials, detecting high speed transitions and in developing the ability to quickly screen combinatorial material libraries based on quantitative thermodynamic properties.

 

Keywords:
Optics; Physics; Instrumentation; Materials science; MEMS; Nanocalorimetry; Optical techniques; SPM; Thermal properties; Thin film;

Eligibility

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