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Nanotube Quality Control
Last Updated Date: 01/28/2015

Our goal is to develop new methods to rapidly screen bulk carbon nanotubes for chemical purity and homogeneity. The different synthesis routes … more

AFM-Based Nanomechanics
Last Updated Date: 01/28/2015

Local mechanical-property information is essential to evaluate emerging micro- and nanoscale materials, which many manufacturers would like to … more

Charpy Verification Program
Last Updated Date: 01/28/2015

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

Thin Film and Interconnect Reliability
Last Updated Date: 01/28/2015

This project, now concluded, developed methods to evaluate the reliability of thin films and interconnects in their as-manufactured states. Such … more

Broadband Coherent anti-Stokes Raman Spectroscopy of Thin Films
Last Updated Date: 01/23/2015

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

Materials Science
Last Updated Date: 01/23/2015

Key metrologies/systems: In situ spectroscopic ellipsometry, linear and non-linear spectroscopies/Polymeric thiophene-based semiconductors for … more

Optical Characterization of Advanced Thin Films
Last Updated Date: 01/22/2015

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

Synchrotron Beamline Operations
Last Updated Date: 01/22/2015

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

Nanoparticle Measurements and Standards for Biomedical Applications and Health
Last Updated Date: 01/22/2015

Our goal is to develop certified reference materials, standard test methods, measurements, and critical data for the physicochemical … more

Fatigue in Silicon
Last Updated Date: 01/22/2015

Our objective is to evaluate mechanisms of fatigue in bulk silicon, a material that has been traditionally considered to be immune to degradation … more

Ceramic Phase Equilibrium Data
Last Updated Date: 01/22/2015

Advanced ceramics and inorganic materials are critically enabling elements in devices and systems across many technology sectors, such as … more

Nanocalorimetry Measurements
Last Updated Date: 01/22/2015

To develop nanocalorimetry as a method for measuring heats of reaction of nanoscale samples with nanojoule sensitivity in order to detect … more

Synchrotron X-ray Measurements
Last Updated Date: 01/22/2015

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

Crystallographic Databases
Last Updated Date: 01/22/2015

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

Measurement and Prediction of Local Structure
Last Updated Date: 01/22/2015

Our goal is to provide analytical tools that allow measurement and prediction of local structure to enable the development of ceramic materials … more

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