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Tracking Nanoparticles as Optical Indicators of Device Dynamics
Last Updated Date: 10/21/2014

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

Measurements for Hydrogen Storage Materials
Last Updated Date: 10/14/2014

The goal of this project is to develop the metrology necessary for rapid, high-throughput measurement of the hydrogen content of novel materials … more

Measuring Topological Insulator Surface State Properties
Last Updated Date: 10/03/2014

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

Nanomagnet Dynamics
Last Updated Date: 10/03/2014

We develop techniques for measuring magnetization dynamics in magnetic nanostructures with a particular emphasis on the emerging needs of future … more

Dimensional Metrology for Nanofabrication
Last Updated Date: 10/03/2014

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

Nanotube Metrology
Last Updated Date: 10/02/2014

Nanotube metrology improvement is a significant effort in the Particles, Tubes and Colloids project dedicated to improving the measurement methods … more

SWCNT Reference Materials
Last Updated Date: 09/29/2014

Single-wall carbon nanotubes are an important class of carbon nanomaterials with significant potential for commercial applications. The National … more

Thin Film Electronics
Last Updated Date: 09/23/2014

The Thin Film Electronics Project facilitates the commercialization of emerging and future semiconductor electronic device technologies by … more

Lead-Free Solder
Last Updated Date: 09/23/2014

Solder and solderability are increasingly tenuous links in microelectronics assembly as a consequence of ever shrinking chip and package … more

Dental Materials Project
Last Updated Date: 09/11/2014

Our goal is to enable the development and manufacturing of biomaterials for oral health moving forward in 21st century by providing critical … 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

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