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Advanced Linear and Nonlinear Optical Properties of Materials
Last Updated Date: 08/06/2015

High-accuracy linear and nonlinear optical properties of materials used for leading-edge optical technologies are measured and characterized to … more

Agility Performance of Robotic Systems
Last Updated Date: 08/04/2015

The application of robotics in manufacturing assembly is hindered by their lack of agility, their large changeover times for new tasks and new … more

In Situ Characterization of Nanoscale Gas-Solid Interactions by TEM
Last Updated Date: 07/24/2015

Observing and measuring the dynamic changes that take place at the nanometer scale during the synthesis and operation of active nanostructures is … more

Nanoparticle Tracking for Fluidic Self Assembly (Archived)
Last Updated Date: 07/20/2015

One challenge of nanomanufacturing is to establish methods to assemble solution-based nanoparticles into organized structures with nanometer … more

Directed Self-Assembly of Block Copolymers (Archived)
Last Updated Date: 07/20/2015

One of the major obstacles to incorporating nanotechnology into everyday products is the difficulty of making nanoscale structures inexpensively … more

Manipulating the Position and Orientation of Nanoparticles using Feedback Control (Archived)
Last Updated Date: 07/20/2015

To advance the development of miniaturized systems, there is a need to place nanostructured materials in very precise locations. Only then can … more

Nanotribology for Nanomanufacturing (Archived)
Last Updated Date: 07/20/2015

Tribology is the science and technology of interacting surfaces in relative motion and includes studies of friction, adhesion, lubrication, and … more

Real-Time Tracking and Fluorescence Spectroscopy of Individual Nanoparticles (Archived)
Last Updated Date: 07/20/2015

The behavior and properties of macroscale objects are stable and predictable because they are the result of the average behavior of very large … more

Modeling and Simulation of Nanofabrication (Archived)
Last Updated Date: 07/15/2015

Most manufacturing has historically been based on top-down fabrication and assembly. With rapid advances in nanotechnology, there is increasing … more

U.S. Tag for ISO/TC 276: Biotechnology
Last Updated Date: 07/13/2015

The primary goal of the US Technical Advisory Group (US TAG) to International Organization for Standardization (ISO) Technical Committee (TC) 276 … more

Thin Film Electronics
Last Updated Date: 06/30/2015

The Thin Film Electronics Project develops rigorous measurements and methodology needed for continued U.S. leadership in manufacturing and … more

CMOS Device and Reliability
Last Updated Date: 06/12/2015

  The CMOS Device and Reliability Project aims to develop new metrology tools for characterizing high-performance complementary … more

Performance Assessment Framework for Robotic Systems
Last Updated Date: 06/01/2015

Most assembly tasks are not readily automatable today due to robots’ limited perception, mobility, and dexterity. 1,2 Furthermore, there are no … more

Robotic Systems Interoperability and Integration
Last Updated Date: 06/01/2015

The integration of robotic assembly systems within manufacturing facilities is impeded by the incompatibility between robots and the next … more

Performance of Collaborative Robot Systems
Last Updated Date: 06/01/2015

The widespread use of robots in flexible factory environments is limited by the robots’ inability to coordinate, communicate, and understand their … more

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