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Opportunity at National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)

Four-Dimensional (4D) Scanning Transmission Electron Microscopy

Location

Material Measurement Laboratory, Materials Measurement Science Division

RO# Location
50.64.31.B8459 Gaithersburg, MD

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

Advisers

Name E-mail Phone
Herzing, Andrew Anthony andrew.herzing@nist.gov 301.975.2860

Description

New developments in detector technology have made possible the acquisition of the full electron scattering distribution at each pixel in a scanning transmission electron microscope (STEM) image. This is a fundamental transformation from the existing image acquisition paradigm and could enable new types of nano- and atomic-scale metrology. The Material Measurement Laboratory has an active effort in the development of electron microscopy methods for high spatial resolution materials characterization and has recently upgraded its aberration-corrected STEM with a high-speed, pixelated detection system. Taking full advantage of this cutting edge technology will require the development of new methods for collecting, processing, and interpreting the large amounts of data we now have access to. Qualified candidates will have a background in electron microscopy or a relevant branch of computer science.

 

Keywords:
Scanning transmission electron microscopy; Nanocharacterization; Electron diffraction; Nanotechnology; Materials science;

Eligibility

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