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Opportunity at National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)

Research in Advanced Concepts for Gamma-Ray Spectrometry

Location

Material Measurement Laboratory, Chemical Sciences Division

RO# Location
50.64.61.B8450 Gaithersburg, MD

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

Advisers

Name E-mail Phone
Chen-Mayer, Huaiyu Heather chen-mayer@nist.gov 301.975.5595
Chu, Pamela M. pamela.chu@nist.gov 301.975.2988

Description

Gamma-ray spectrometry is a key component in diverse fields such as nuclear analytical methods, nuclear physics, nuclear forensics, environmental radioactivity, nuclear medicine, etc. Research opportunities are available to increase sensitivity, specificity, and accuracy of spectrometric systems with multi-detector instruments, time-characterized spectrometry, coincidence and anti-coincidence spectrometry, and newly developed detector types. Targeted applications may be considered for conventional neutron activation analysis, prompt gamma activation analysis, tomography, not commonly assayed nuclides, decommissioning of nuclear reactor and medical facilities, homeland security, environmental health, and other areas with emerging requirements.

 

Keywords:
Coincidence/anti-coincidence spectrometry; Neutron activation analysis; Prompt gamma activation analysis; Radioactivity; Rare radionuclides;

Eligibility

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