Opportunity at Naval Research Laboratory (NRL)
Theoretical Materials Chemistry
Naval Research Laboratory, DC, Chemistry
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Theoretical methods are developed and used to study and predict the electronic, structural, magnetic, and dynamic properties of a variety of solid-state and large molecular systems, particularly low-dimensional systems such as polymers, surfaces, clusters, and interfaces. Areas of current emphasis include (1) electronic, structural, and transport properties of nanowires including graphene nanoribbons and carbon nanotubes; (2) scattering and magnetic properties of extended defects in graphene; (3) semiconducting polymers; and (4) high-pressure phases of solids.
As an example of such research, work in this project led to the original prediction that if single-wall carbon nanotubes could be made, then they would exhibit remarkable conducting properties. Ongoing and planned efforts include research on the electronic, structural, magnetic, and transport properties of a variety of carbon-based nanostructures.
Gunlycke D, White CT: Nano Letters 10: 3638, 2010
Carbon nanotubes; Chain polymers; Condensed phases; Graphene; Graphene nanoribbons; Many-body effects; Materials chemistry; Materials physics; Nanostructures; Nanowires; Transport;
Open to U.S. citizens and permanent residents
Open to Postdoctoral applicants