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Plastics, carbon nanotubes, high-strength alloys, artificial bone and joint replacements are just some of the emerging materials for which the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) develops testbeds, defines benchmarks, and develops formability measurements and models...

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Advanced Materials Metrology

In this project we measure the fundamental electrical properties of materials from bulk to nanoscale from 1 MHz to 0.3 THz. Understanding the … more

Quantifying the environmental contributions to mass change

Since the inception of the SI system of units, physical mass artifacts have been transferred and exchanged in order to disseminate the kilogram. … more

Novel materials for enhancing spin information

Most computing technology relies on the presence or absence of charge to represent binary information during computation. Limitations in reducing … more

Optical Characterization of Advanced Thin Films

A wide range of technologies are impacted by the performance of thin (<100 nm) layers of advanced materials. This is particularly true in the … more

Enriching Silicon-28 to >99.9999% for Quantum Information

Within the field of quantum computing research, silicon wafers have been identified as a natural substrate on which to form qubits using gate … more

Ceramic Phase Equilibrium Data

Advanced ceramics and inorganic materials are critically enabling elements in devices and systems across many technology sectors, such as … more


 The NCNR backscattering spectrometer is one of the highest intensity instruments of its kind. It enables very high energy resolution studies of … more

Scanning Auger Microprobe

A JEOL model 7830F field emission source, scanning Auger microscope. more

Electron holography

An electron hologram is a fringe modulated image containing the amplitude and phase information of an electron transparent object. The HolograFREE … more

RMCProfile Utility Programs

NOTICE: Some anti-virus programs have incorrectly reported that downloadable software previously available from this Web page contains malware. … more

GPPois: Gaussian Processes for Poisson-noised data

 gppois is a Bayesian tool for learning about a smooth function based on noisy measurements of its values. Users train a model of the true … more

OOF: Finite Element Analysis of Microstructures

The OOF software provides a finite-element modeling capability to users in the field of materials science. It encapsulates advanced numerical … more

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