Job ID 2335Date posted 09/18/2020
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A two year term is available for a post-doctoral research associate who will be part of a team using synchrotron x-ray methods to study the local structure within molten salts (MS), MS-induced corrosion, and MS structure at interfaces. The postdoc will also participate in electron microscopy studies of MS-induced corrosion. The postdoc will participate in the design of equipment for in situ experiments using x-rays on MS systems, data collection, data analysis and interpretation. This position is part of the Molten Salts in Extreme Environments Energy Frontier Research Center (MSEE EFRC), a collaboration of three National Laboratories and three universities led by BNL. Our scientific mission is to provide fundamental, atomic-level understanding of bulk and interfacial molten salts, and the effects of molten salt exposure on metallic interfaces. MSEE measures and aims to predict the local and intermediate-range interactions and the structure and dynamics of molten salts in the bulk and at interfaces, including the speciation of metal ion solutes. We develop in-situ synchrotron, electrochemical and electron microscopy techniques to understand interfacial and corrosion processes in molten salt systems. X-ray measurements will be integrated with modeling approaches: i) to provide fundamental new information on surface ordering of MS; and ii) to understand and predict non-equilibrium, metastable states formed during the reactions at interfaces. This position has a high level of interaction with multi-disciplinary team and multicultural scientific community.
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