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Pressure and Vacuum Measurement and Applications


Physical Measurement Laboratory, Sensor Science Division

RO# Location
50.68.51.C0034 Gaithersburg, MD

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


Name E-mail Phone
Berg, Robert Frank 301.975.2466
Hendricks, Jay Howard 301.975.4836


Research opportunities are available to develop new primary standards for pressure, vacuum, and small gas flow and new approaches to disseminate measurements traceable to these standards to US industry. We are also interested in methods to advance the measurement of pressure, vacuum, and small gas flow in important industrial applications. Areas of particular interest include advanced vacuum sensors based on a carbon nanotube field emitter; the accurate determination of the outgassing rates of water vapor and other molecules from various types of surfaces found in ultrahigh vacuum systems and space hardware; the quantitative measurement of particle pressures in vacuum systems; and the measurement of pressure, vacuum, or small gas flow, and the investigation of outgassing from 3-D printed structures.


Primary standards; Gas flow; Vapor pressure; Sensors; Vacuum measurement; Outgassing; Pressure measurement; Ultrahigh vacuum;


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