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Opportunity at Naval Research Laboratory (NRL)

Development of Novel Synthesis Methods and Formulations for Metal Nanoparticles and Nanopowders

Location

Naval Research Laboratory, DC, Chemistry

RO# Location
64.15.15.B7717 Washington, DC 203755321

Advisers

name email phone
Albert Epshteyn albert.epshteyn@nrl.navy.mil 202.767.3130

Description

We are investigating synthetic methods to produce reactive metal nanopowders (RMNPs) with varying composition and properties. We have produced RMNPs in multi-gram quantities using sonochemically mediated routes. Some of the uniquely interesting properties of these materials include air stability and high combustion energy content. We are exploring the optimization of existing synthetic methods and the development of new approaches to making RMNPs as well as the chemistry involved with processing, derivitizing, and adding these powders to various useful formulations. We are also interested in developing new RMNPs for various applications, such as battery media, hydrogen storage materials, and others.

 

References

Purdy AP, et al: Journal of Nanoparticle Research 13: 5435, 2011

Epshteyn A, et al: Chemistry of Materials 21(15): 3469, 2009

 

Keywords:
Nanoparticle; Nanocomposite; Nanopowder; Synthesis; Energy; Combustion; Fuel; Inorganic; Energetic;

Eligibility

Citizenship:  Open to U.S. citizens and permanent residents
Level:  Open to Postdoctoral applicants

Stipend

Base Stipend Travel Allotment Supplementation
$87,198.00 $3,000.00
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