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Postdoctoral Fellow
Fluid Characterization Group

Project Description

Dr. Musial will study ion-pairing phenomena by use of dielectric spectroscopy and acoustic spectroscopy. Measurements of ion-pairing equilibria or ion complexation equilibria (in crown ethers or organometallic cages, for example) are of interest. A short-term goal of this project is to validate the performance of electric-acoustic spectroscopy, the new technique discussed above. Longer-term goals include the development of highly efficient separations and catalytic reactions. This is a collaborative project with an interdisciplinary team of experimentalists and theorists from multiple groups and laboratories at NIST. Extensive interaction between experimentalists and theorists is expected.