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Semiconductor Nanowire Metrology: Electronics, Photonics, and Sensors
Last Updated Date: 04/16/2014

In this project, we are developing metrology needed for the synthesis, processing, and characterization of semiconductor nanowire structures to … more

Nanostructure Fabrication Processes
Last Updated Date: 04/16/2014

In this project we are developing in situ measurements relevant to the electrochemical fabrication, processing, and application of nanostructured … more

Hydrogen Storage Optimization in Thin Film Combinatorial Alloys
Last Updated Date: 04/16/2014

Discovery of novel materials for hydrogen gas storage has prompted new avenues of research towards developing hydrogen as an alternative fuel. … more

Pipeline Safety
Last Updated Date: 04/16/2014

Our goal is to provide standard test methods and critical data to the pipeline industry to improve safety and reliability. Of particular interest … more

Cryogenic Technologies Project
Last Updated Date: 04/16/2014

The mission of the Cryogenic Technologies Project at NIST is to conduct research in cryogenics, working with industry and other government … more

Smart Grid Program
Last Updated Date: 04/10/2014

The objective of the Smart Grid Program is to develop and deploy advances in measurement science to enable integration of interoperable and secure … more

Prediction of Global Warming Potential
Last Updated Date: 04/04/2014

The global warming potential (GWP) of a number of compounds used by U.S. industry is not known or poorly known. Working with the EPA, a set of … more

Reactivity of Nanoparticle Catalysts
Last Updated Date: 04/04/2014

Transition metal nanoparticle catalysts show great promise as the key enabling breakthrough for the realization of efficient and economical fuel … more

Thermodynamics of ATP in Solution
Last Updated Date: 04/04/2014

Quantum chemical calculations have proven to be a reliable tool for the prediction of thermodynamics quantities, particularly for smaller organic … more

Transient Flow Facility
Last Updated Date: 04/04/2014

Today, demonstration vehicles are refueled with hydrogen from dispensers within 3 to 5 minutes using sequential gas releases from a bank of … more

Theoretical Mass Spectrometry
Last Updated Date: 04/01/2014

Mass spectrometry is an important technique in analytical chemistry, essential in areas including drug development, criminal and agricultural … more

Test and Evaluation Protocols for ANSI/IEEE N42 Standards
Last Updated Date: 03/25/2014

The purpose of these test and evaluation protocols is to provide additional information to the published ANSI/IEEE N42 series for homeland … more

Optoelectrical Characterization of Nanostructured Photovoltaic Materials and Devices
Last Updated Date: 03/24/2014

Photovoltaics technology is usually categorized into three generations: 1) devices based on polysilicon; 2) devices based on thin-film direct … more

Nanoscale Functional and Structural Characterization of Thin-Film Inorganic Solar Cells
Last Updated Date: 03/24/2014

Large-scale implementation of solar power generation requires photovoltaic (PV) devices with efficiency-to-cost ratios better than existing … more

Metrology and Synthesis of 3D Nanostructures
Last Updated Date: 03/20/2014

Nanostructures are a critical component of innovations in electronics, energy conservation, renewable energy, biomedical research, and health … more

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