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Nanoscale Stress Measurements and Standards
Last Updated Date: 03/15/2013

Our objective is to develop accurate measurement methods for the nanoscale stress distributions and surface defects that control device … more

Marciniak Multiaxial Testing
Last Updated Date: 03/11/2013

A novel method for measuring multiaxial stress-strain curves in sheet metal has been designed based on a modified Marciniak punch stretching … more

Xray Stress Measurement
Last Updated Date: 03/07/2013

Using X-ray diffraction techniques one can measure the full stress tensor just inside the surface of a sheet metal specimen under applied load.  … more

Micro- and Nano-Manipulation for Manufacturing Applications
Last Updated Date: 01/10/2013

Manipulation at the micro and nano levels requires different strategies than at the macro scale and also the development of related sensing and … more

Manipulating the Position and Orientation of Nanoparticles using Feedback Control
Last Updated Date: 12/26/2012

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

Directed Self-Assembly of Block Copolymers
Last Updated Date: 12/26/2012

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

Real-Time Tracking and Fluorescence Spectroscopy of Individual Nanoparticles
Last Updated Date: 12/26/2012

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

Nanoparticle Tracking for Fluidic Self Assembly
Last Updated Date: 11/20/2012

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

Diffraction Metrology and Standards
Last Updated Date: 10/09/2012

Our objective is the development of Standard Reference Materials (SRMs) and quantitative, reproducible, and accurate measurement methods for … 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

Polymer Microspheres By Annular Co-Flow Extrusion
Last Updated Date: 10/02/2012

Well characterized test materials are essential for validating the performance of trace explosive detection systems. Particle size, chemical … more

Federal Highway Administration Exploratory Advanced Research Program
Last Updated Date: 09/05/2012

Leverage NIST knowledge and capabilities in task analysis, perception, autonomous vehicle systems, and performance measurements to support an FWHA … more

Army Research Laboratory Perception/ Performance Evaluation Project
Last Updated Date: 09/05/2012

The detection, classification, and tracking of moving vehicles and people from an unmanned vehicle maneuvering at speeds of up to 80 kph remain a … more

RoboCrane
Last Updated Date: 08/30/2012

(Concluded) The RoboCrane design utilizes the basic idea of the Stewart Platform parallel link manipulator. The unique feature of the NIST … 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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