Opportunity at National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)
Nanoscale Mechanical Properties of Polymers and Composites
Material Measurement Laboratory, Applied Chemicals and Materials Division
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|DelRio, Frank William
In this work, we seek to understand the mechanical properties of polymers and polymer-based composites at micro- and nanometer length scales. Research involves new techniques based on atomic force microscopy (AFM). Other tools such as instrumented (nano-) indentation, SEM, and conventional AFM are used to obtain complementary information. Potential project areas include AFM methods to measure viscoelastic properties; techniques to determine the glass transition temperature in ultrathin films; evaluating the role of the interphase in polymer-based nanocomposites; and understanding the effect of nanoscale mechanical properties on device reliability.
AFM; Composites; Mechanical properties; Nanoindentation; Nanotechnology; Polymers;
Open to U.S. citizens
Open to Postdoctoral applicants