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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 Linear and Nonlinear Optical Properties of Materials

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

Designing the Nanoworld: Nanostructures, Nanodevices, and Nanooptics

Nano and atomic scale theory of the electronic, optical and mechanical properties of ultrasmall structures, such as semiconductor quantum dots and … more

Quantum Processing

Quantum coherent materials have become important in magnetic sensors as well as information processing technology. For magnetic sensors, … more

Tracking Nanoparticles as Optical Indicators of Device Dynamics

Nanofabricated and microfabricated devices, ranging from nanomotors propelled by ultrasound to microelectromechanical systems (MEMS), can move in … more

In Situ Characterization of Nanoscale Gas-Solid Interactions by TEM

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

Fluid Suspensions & Emulsions

We are trying to help take colloidal rheology understanding beyond uniformly charged spheres to particles with more complex interactions, through … 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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