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Spatially-resolved Elemental Analysis


Material Measurement Laboratory, Materials Measurement Science Division

RO# Location
50.64.31.C0051 Gaithersburg, MD

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Name E-mail Phone
Newbury, Dale E. 301.975.3921


We develop measurement techniques for quantitative spatially-resolved elemental analysis based upon a variety of techniques, including electron and photon excitation with energy dispersive X-ray spectrometry (EDS). One instrument of particular interest is the "Micro X-ray Fluorescence Analyzer (µ-XRF)" which uses an excitation beam of characteristic and continuum X-rays with EDS X-ray detection. Software development will be an important part of this effort, building upon the platform "DTSA-II" Platform (developed by Nicholas Ritchie) for electron excitation (available free at; search "DTSA-II").


Analytical chemistry; Elemental analysis; Materials characterization; Microanalysis; Quantitative analysis; X-ray fluorescence analysis;


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


Base Stipend Travel Allotment Supplementation
$72,750.00 $3,000.00
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