Opportunity at National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)
NIST Center for Neutron Research
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|Julie A. Borchers
|Joseph A. Dura
|Brian J Kirby
|Charles F. Majkrzak
|Sushil K. Satija
We use neutron reflectometry to study a variety of fundamental physical and chemical phenomena at solid-solid, liquid-liquid, solid-liquid, and solid- or liquid-gas interfaces. By measuring the specular reflectivity as a function of glancing angle, we can determine both chemical and magnetic density profiles normal to the surface. We can also measure nonspecular scattering, from which we can derive in-plane information. Systems of interest include polymer films, magnetic thin films and multilayered structures (using polarized beams), superconducting films (magnetic penetration depth measurements), lipid bilayers, Langmuir-Blodgett films, metal hydride films, and electrochemical surfaces (in situ studies in active cells).
Interfaces; Reflectance; Thin films;
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