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Gamma-Gamma Prime Cobalt Superalloys
Last Updated Date: 07/24/2013

The development of a materials innovation infrastructure (MII) that will enable rapid and significant reductions in the development time for new … more

Materials Informatics
Last Updated Date: 07/24/2013

 The Materials Genome Initiative will create a new era of materials innovation that will serve as a foundation for strengthening domestic … more

New Manganese Sulfate Bath
Last Updated Date: 07/23/2013

Description: Many neutron sources required by Homeland Security have a lower neutron emission rate than is appropriate for the NIST calibration … more

Characterization of Porous Transport Media for Hydrogen Fuel Cells
Last Updated Date: 07/23/2013

Efficiently managing water transport in proton exchange membrane fuel cells (PEMFCs) is critical to the performance, cost, and durability in order … more

Neutron Imaging of Lithium and Alkaline Batteries
Last Updated Date: 07/23/2013

A common topic in energy systems is the need for in situ measurement of the mass transport of light ion species such as hydrogen or lithium.   … more

Continuous Spin-Exchange Optical Pumping in High Flux Neutron Beams
Last Updated Date: 07/23/2013

We collaborated on tests at the Insitut Laue Langevin (ILL) to study the effects of high flux neutron beams on spin-exchange optical pumping … more

Neutron Interferometry with Polarized Neutrons as an Additional Degree of Freedom
Last Updated Date: 07/23/2013

Our goal is to apply Quantum Information Processing techniques to improve neutron interferometry contrast by making our final measurement … more

Wide-Angle Neutron Polarization Analysis
Last Updated Date: 07/23/2013

The capabilities of many neutron scattering instruments would be greatly enhanced by neutron polarization analyzers that can cover a wide angular … more

Precision Measurement of the Neutron-He3 Incoherent Scattering Length
Last Updated Date: 07/23/2013

The Neutron Interferometer and Optics Facility performed a precision measurement of the n- 3 He incoherent scattering length. Quantum … more

Neutron Tomography of Hydrogen Storage Bed
Last Updated Date: 07/23/2013

Future hydrogen fuel cell vehicles will require hydrogen storage vessels that efficiently store and quickly release the hydrogen fuel.   The … more

Californium Neutron Irradiation Facility
Last Updated Date: 07/23/2013

NIST provides an exposure facility for high neutron fluencies called the Californium Neutron irradiation Facility (CNIF). more

Measurement of the Parity Non-Conserving Neutron Spin Rotation (PNC) in Liquid Helium
Last Updated Date: 07/23/2013

We recently completed a successful run of an experiment to study the strong interaction using weak interaction properties of the neutron. The … more

X-ray Detection with Large Area Avalanche Photodiodes for the Neutron Radiative Decay Experiment
Last Updated Date: 07/23/2013

Operation of the second neutron radiative decay experiment has been completed.   In this experiment we observed the emission of photons that … more

Towards a Neutron Microscope
Last Updated Date: 07/23/2013

A novel neutron lens based on reflection has recently been developed that could greatly benefit neutron imaging and other neutron scattering … more

Pushing and Understanding the Limits of Spin-Exchange Optical Pumping of He-3
Last Updated Date: 07/23/2013

Neutron spin filters based on polarized 3He rely on the strong spin dependence of the absorption of neutrons by 3He gas.

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