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Membranes for Clean Water
Last Updated Date: 04/16/2014

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COMPLETED: NIST Combinatorial Methods Center (NCMC)
Last Updated Date: 04/16/2014

Our goal is to enable industrial acquisition of combinatorial and high-throughput measurement approaches for polymeric materials research and … more

Optical Characterization of Advanced Thin Films
Last Updated Date: 04/16/2014

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

Broadband Coherent anti-Stokes Raman Spectroscopy of Thin Films
Last Updated Date: 04/16/2014

Coherent anti-Stokes Raman Scattering (CARS) is a high sensitivity alternative to conventional Raman spectroscopy. Ultrafast lasers are used to … more

Characterization of 3D Photovoltaics
Last Updated Date: 04/16/2014

Our goal is to provide industry with test structures and models of next-generation photovoltaics, with an initial focus on cadmium telluride … more

Dimensional Metrology for Nanofabrication
Last Updated Date: 04/16/2014

Our goal is to develop measurements that quantify the shape, size, orientation, and fidelity of nanoscale patterns as a platform to quantitatively … more

Metrology for Nanoimprint Lithography
Last Updated Date: 04/16/2014

Our goal is to develop, advance, and demonstrate measurements that facilitate Nanoimprint Lithography (NIL) as a viable technology for the … more

Energy Storage & Delivery
Last Updated Date: 04/16/2014

The goal of the project is to develop measurement methods to characterize the nanoscale structure and dynamics of polymer electrolyte membranes … more

COMPLETED: Polymers for Next-Generation Lithography
Last Updated Date: 04/16/2014

Our goal is to develop measurement methods with sufficiently high spatial resolution to uncover the materials limitations in the resolution of … more

COMPLETED: Templated Assembly of Block Copolymer Films
Last Updated Date: 04/16/2014

Our goal is to develop critical measurement solutions that enable nanomanufacturing with template guided block copolymer assembly for next … more

COMPLETED: Dimensional Metrology for Nanoscale Patterns
Last Updated Date: 04/16/2014

Our goal is to develop and demonstrate precise measurement methods that quantify the physical shape, critical dimensions (CD) and the structure of … more

Computational Tool for Calculating Properties of Complex-Shaped Particles and Polymers
Last Updated Date: 04/16/2014

Many computational programs exist that are being used by industry for predicting properties of polymer composites, but their general predictive … more

Web Force-Field (WebFF) - A Smart Force Field Repository for Soft Materials
Last Updated Date: 04/16/2014

As part of our mission to support the Materials Genome Initiative (MGI), we are developing data repositories and tools that support Integrated … more

Modeling Dispersion Rheology for Non-Spherical Particles
Last Updated Date: 04/16/2014

The flow of polymer composites via injection molding, spraying or spreading on surfaces is crucial to polymer composite manufacturing. For … more

Fluid Suspensions & Emulsions
Last Updated Date: 04/16/2014

Our primary interest is protein solution rheology and stability, involving bulk and interfacial properties and complemented by model solution … more

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