Dan A. Neumann


Dan Neumann is a physicist in the NIST Center for Neutron Research (NCNR) of the Materials Science and Engineering Laboratory at the National Institute of Standards and Technology in Gaithersburg, MD. He designed and is involved in the operation of a cold neutron backscattering spectrometer on NG2. He is also involved in the operation of the thermal neutron triple-axis/filter-analyzer spectromter at BT4. This instrument is in the process of being being replaced by the Filter Analyzer Neutron Spectrometer (FANS) which he also designed.

  • Education:
    BS in Physics, Arizona State University (1981).
    MS in Physics, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (1982).
    PhD in Physics, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (1987).
    PhD thesis adviser: Hartmut Zabel

  • Research Interests:
    The structure and dynamics of molecular materials, particularly fullerenes and cubane.
    The structure and dynamics of layered systems, including graphite compounds and silicates.
    Portland cement, particularly the dynamics of water.
    The diffusion of atoms and molecules in various guest-host systems.
    Instrumentation for inelastic and quasielastic neutron scattering.
    See a picture of Dan in the new backscattering spectrometer.

  • Recent Publications

  • Address :
    Dan A. Neumann
    NIST Center for Neutron Research
    National Institute of Standards and Technology
    100 Bureau Drive - Stop 8562
    Gaithersburg, MD 20899-8562

  • Phone : (301) 975-5252

  • FAX : (301) 921-9847

  • e-mail : dan@nist.gov