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Regenerative Medicine
Last Updated Date: 05/23/2016

Our goal is to develop advanced measurement tools and standards for measuring scaffold properties and their impact on biological response.  

Measuring Topological Insulator Surface State Properties
Last Updated Date: 04/27/2016

The transmission of information in today’s electronics requires the movement of electrical charge, which expends energy and generates heat, … more

Fundamental Chemical Metrology
Last Updated Date: 04/26/2016

The Chemical Sciences Division serves as the Nation’s reference laboratory for chemical compositional measurements and standards to enhance U.S. … more

Thin Film Electronics
Last Updated Date: 04/25/2016

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

Affect of Partial Charge Calculation Method on Adsorption Thermodynamics
Last Updated Date: 04/14/2016

In classical molecular simulations, electrostatic contributions to the potential energy are typically accounted for by assigning partial charges … more

Nanomagnetic Imaging
Last Updated Date: 04/06/2016

The microscopic arrangement of the magnetic structure within a thin metal film plays a fundamental role in many technological applications ranging … more

Tracking Nanoparticles as Optical Indicators of Device Dynamics
Last Updated Date: 04/01/2016

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

NIST Standard Reference Simulation Website
Last Updated Date: 03/31/2016

The Standard Reference Simulation Website is an ongoing project whose aim is to provide well-documented simulation results for a variety of … more

COMPLETED: Nanoscale Thermal Properties Project
Last Updated Date: 03/31/2016

Our goal is to develop measurement techniques to characterize the changes in thermal transport and thermal transition temperatures in polymeric … more

Dimensional Metrology for Nanofabrication
Last Updated Date: 03/29/2016

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

Charpy Verification Program
Last Updated Date: 03/29/2016

The objective of the impact verification program is to evaluate the performance of impact test machines used worldwide to qualify structural … more

Quantifying the environmental contributions to mass change
Last Updated Date: 03/11/2016

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

Determinations of Boron Deposit Quality by Neutron Depth Profiling
Last Updated Date: 03/08/2016

Straw detectors are a new concept in position-sensitive neutron detectors recently developed by Proportion Technology Inc. The detectors are … more

Advanced Materials Metrology
Last Updated Date: 02/04/2016

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

Novel materials for enhancing spin information
Last Updated Date: 01/04/2016

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

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