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Material/Particle/Droplet Characterization Using Lasers


Material Measurement Laboratory, Chemical Sciences Division

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50.64.61.B8350 Gaithersburg, MD

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


Name E-mail Phone
Presser, Cary 301.975.2612


A rapid laser-heating technique is used to investigate pyrolytic, oxidative, and heat transfer processes associated with determining optical, physical, thermal, and chemical properties of materials. Applications include characterization of atmospheric particles/liquid droplets/ice formation processes for climate change (optical properties), air quality, forensics (trace materials, drugs, explosives), biofuel, and biomass (algae) energy research. Other available techniques include phase Doppler interferometry and particle-imaging techniques. 


Aerosols; Combustion; Decomposition; Droplets; Heat transfer; Laser diagnostics; Materials; Particles; Reactions; Thermochemistry; Thermophysical properties;


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