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Personal Body Armor
Last Updated Date: 09/10/2014

Our goal is to prevent the catastrophic failure of ballistic body armor by developing measurements and predictive models to test and determine the … more

COMPLETED: Nanoscale Thermal Properties Project
Last Updated Date: 09/05/2014

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

Renewable Polymers
Last Updated Date: 09/05/2014

Economic growth, such as that experienced in developed countries over the last century, cannot continue into the next century nor spread to less … more

Micro-rheometry
Last Updated Date: 09/04/2014

Our goal is to develop and promote the adoption of small-volume rheological methods for complex fluids including bio-fluids, suspensions and … more

Analytical Transmission Scanning Electron Microscopy
Last Updated Date: 09/02/2014

This project develops low-energy transmission electron diffraction, imaging, and spectroscopy in the scanning electron microscope, to enable … more

Marciniak Multiaxial Testing
Last Updated Date: 08/26/2014

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

Materials Informatics
Last Updated Date: 06/15/2014

 The Materials Genome Initiative will create a new era of materials innovation that will serve as a foundation for strengthening domestic … more

High-throughput (Combinatorial) "Foundry" for Inorganic Materials: "Data on Demand"
Last Updated Date: 05/21/2014

We develop combinatorial measurement methods and metrologies for the rapid generation of comprehensive and consistent datasets. Manufacturers of … more

Defect Structures and Electronic Properties of Graphene
Last Updated Date: 05/21/2014

Graphene and related materials have remarkable physical properties, such as high carrier mobilities. These properties provide many opportunities … more

Machine Learning for High Throughput Materials Discovery and Optimization Applications
Last Updated Date: 05/21/2014

We are developing machine learning algorithms to accelerate the discovery and optimization of advanced materials. These new algorithms form part … more

Synchrotron X-ray Measurements
Last Updated Date: 05/21/2014

Our objective is to provide comprehensive descriptions of the structure of advanced materials and devices by performing synchrotron-based … more

Synchrotron X-ray Measurement Method Development
Last Updated Date: 05/21/2014

Our goal is to develop state of-the-art synchrotron X-ray measurement technology, including instrumentation, methods, and analytical tools, to … more

Synchrotron Beamline Operations
Last Updated Date: 05/21/2014

Our objective is to ensure that the NIST beamlines U7A, X23A2, and X24A, located at the National Synchrotron Light Source (NSLS) at Brookhaven … more

Carbon Mitigation Measurements
Last Updated Date: 05/21/2014

The global environmental problems caused by emission of CO 2 (global warming, rising sea levels and increased acidity of oceans) must be abated. … more

Crystallographic Databases
Last Updated Date: 05/21/2014

Components and devices used in a broad spectrum of technology sectors such as health care, communications, energy and electronics are manufactured … more

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