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Future Directions for Magnetic Sensors
Last Updated Date: 04/17/2014

Our goal is to develop the scientific understanding needed to allow modeling and simulation to become the driving force in improving magnetic … more

Magnetic Nanoparticle Metrology
Last Updated Date: 04/17/2014

We are developing best practice metrology for characterization of magnetic nanoparticle systems (e.g. blocking temperature, anisotropy, property … more

Microscopy Methods
Last Updated Date: 04/17/2014

This project is developing means of quantitatively measuring chemical distributions in three dimensions at the nanometer scale in materials with … more

Physical Infrastructure: Connections
Last Updated Date: 04/17/2014

Using a complementary approach of experimental measurements and detailed finite element analysis, we will develop more realistic yet … more

COMPLETED: Dimensional Metrology for Nanoscale Patterns
Last Updated Date: 04/17/2014

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

Nanoparticle Assembly in Complex Fluids
Last Updated Date: 04/17/2014

Develop measurement methods that quantify the interdependent stability, transport, and redox properties of nanomaterials in … more

COMPLETED: Combinatorial Approaches to Thin Film Nanomaterials
Last Updated Date: 04/17/2014

Our goal is to develop combinatorial library approaches for measuring and optimizing the effect of substrate chemical functionalization on the … more

COMPLETED: Polymer Formulations
Last Updated Date: 04/17/2014

Our goal is to develop combinatorial and high-throughput measurement approaches for rapid characterization of the structure and phase behavior of … more

Web Force-Field (WebFF) - A Smart Force Field Repository for Soft Materials
Last Updated Date: 04/17/2014

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

Organic Electronics and Photovoltaics
Last Updated Date: 04/17/2014

Organic electronics and photovoltaic technology are reaching critical mass with the establishment of a U.S. consortium and the recent introduction … more

Energy Storage & Delivery
Last Updated Date: 04/17/2014

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

Metrology for Nanoimprint Lithography
Last Updated Date: 04/17/2014

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

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