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Opportunity at National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)

Temperature Measurement and Applications

Location

Physical Measurement Laboratory, Sensor Science Division

RO# Location
50.68.51.B7543 Gaithersburg, MD

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

Advisers

Name E-mail Phone
Hanssen, Leonard M. hanssen@nist.gov 301.975.2344
Meyer, Christopher W. cmeyer@nist.gov 301.975.4825
Moldover, M. R. michael.moldover@nist.gov 301.975.2459
Tew, Weston Leo wtew@nist.gov 301.975.4811

Description

Research opportunities are available in various areas of contact and noncontact temperature measurement and applications from temperatures below 1 K to beyond 3000 K. Areas of interest include (1) the assessment and improvement of the accuracy of the International Temperature Scale of 1990 (ITS-90); (2) development of new fixed-point temperature standards based on metal eutectics; (3) direct realization of thermodynamic temperature; (4) determination of the Boltzmann constant using infrared radiometry, Johnson noise thermometry, dielectric thermometry, and acoustic thermometry with uncertainties comparable to or better than current methods; (5) development of new contact and noncontact temperature standards and dissemination approaches with uncertainties lower than current uncertainties; and (6) advancement of applications of contact and noncontact temperature measurement and standards in areas such as environmental monitoring, process measurement and control, and manufacturing.

 

Keywords:
Temperature standards; Contact thermometry; Acoustic thermometry; Radiation thermometry; Noise thermometry; Boltzmann constant; Dielectric thermometry; Thermodynamic temperature;

Eligibility

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