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Dynamics of Molecules in Porous Materials


NIST Center for Neutron Research

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50.61.01.B1995 Gaithersburg, MD

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Hui Wu 301-975-2387


We use inelastic and quasi-elastic scattering techniques to study the dynamics of molecules in porous materials in order to elucidate the interactions between the guest molecule and the host material. We are particularly interested in the dynamics of water in Portland cement; the dynamics of various molecules in zeolites, mesoporous materials, and related materials; the dynamics of molecules in controlled pore glasses; and the dynamics of intercalated molecular species in layered materials such as graphite and clays. The dynamical properties are correlated with important mechanical, structural, thermodynamic, and/or chemical properties. The results of these studies are typically compared to model calculations.


Cement and concrete; Glasses; Inelastic scattering; Intermolecular interactions; Neutron scattering; Porosity; Zeolites;


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


Base Stipend Travel Allotment Supplementation
$74,950.00 $3,000.00
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