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Thin Film and Interconnect Reliability
Last Updated Date: 01/04/2013

This project, now concluded, developed methods to evaluate the reliability of thin films and interconnects in their as-manufactured states. Such … more

Infrared optical properties of materials and components
Last Updated Date: 11/15/2012

Accurate measurements of the optical properties of materials in the infrared spectral range play an increasingly important role in the aerospace … more

Thin Film X-Ray Reflectometry
Last Updated Date: 10/09/2012

Our goal is to develop Standard Reference Materials (SRMs) and quantitative, reproducible X-ray reflectometry (XRR) data analysis methods to … more

Fatigue in Silicon
Last Updated Date: 10/02/2012

Our objective is to evaluate mechanisms of fatigue in bulk silicon, a material that has been traditionally considered to be immune to degradation … more

Energy Determination of X-Ray Transition Energies Using the NIST TES Microcalorimeter Detector
Last Updated Date: 10/02/2012

Previous efforts to produce a comprehensive tabulation of atomic x-ray transition energies have been hampered by the fact that a) detectors having … more

Surface Potential Imaging of Solution Processable Acene-Based Thin Film Transistors
Last Updated Date: 10/02/2012

Scanning Kelvin probe microscopy (SKPM) of functioning solution processed thin film transistors is used to correlate film microstructure with … more

Physical Properties of Liquid Precursors
Last Updated Date: 10/02/2012

In striving to adhere to Moore's Law, the semiconductor industry is designing and using new metal-organic compounds. Precursor compounds deliver a … more

Magnetic Imaging
Last Updated Date: 10/02/2012

Our goal is to develop a real-time magnetic domain imaging system and apply it to technologically important systems, including data-storage and … more

Lead-Free Surface Finishes for Electronic Components: Tin Whisker Growth
Last Updated Date: 10/02/2012

This project will provide data and materials measurements necessary to improve the reliability of solder interconnects degraded by the switch to … more

Low Temperature Regenerator and Pulse Tube Losses
Last Updated Date: 10/01/2012

The Cryogenic Technologies Project has been funded by ONR since FY2005 to measure and model the losses in 4 K regenerators and pulse tubes. These … more

Plasma Process Metrology
Last Updated Date: 10/01/2012

Our multifaceted program provides numerous outputs to assist our customers. First, we develop and evaluate a variety of measurement techniques … more

Advanced IC Interconnects - Process Metrology and Models
Last Updated Date: 10/01/2012

The objective for Advanced IC Interconnects is to provide measurement standards and advanced measurement methods supporting metrology needs of the … more

Nanocalorimetry
Last Updated Date: 10/01/2012

Nanocalorimetry using micromachined devices has the capability to provide quantitative data to support the development of advanced metal silicide … more

Nanomagnetic Imaging
Last Updated Date: 08/20/2012

The microscopic arrangement of the magnetic structure within a thin metal film plays a fundamental role in many technological applications ranging … more

Novel Sources for Focused-ion Beams
Last Updated Date: 08/14/2012

Focused beams of ions have a wide range of uses, from nanoscale imaging to the fabrication of nanomaterials.  At the CNST, researchers are … more

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