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Advanced Materials Metrology
Last Updated Date: 02/07/2014

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

Hardness Standardization
Last Updated Date: 02/03/2014

Our objective is to standardize and improve hardness measurement both in the U.S. and internationally. NIST is the U.S. National Metrology … more

Charpy Verification Program
Last Updated Date: 01/21/2014

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

Microsystems for Harsh Environment Testing
Last Updated Date: 01/10/2014

Our goal is to develop and demonstrate a MEMS-based methodology for evaluating time-dependent mechanical properties of materials that undergo … more

Chemical Metrology for Polymers Manufacturing
Last Updated Date: 01/08/2014

Chemical metrology for polymers manufacturing is a new area of endeavor for the Chemical Sciences Division. At the outset, efforts have involved … more

Resonating Platforms for Nanomaterial Analysis
Last Updated Date: 12/19/2013

Our goal is to develop quartz crystal microbalance (QCM) instrumentation and advanced oscillators with enhanced sensitivity to … more

Ceramic Phase Equilibrium Data
Last Updated Date: 10/24/2013

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

FiPy-CTCMS
Last Updated Date: 09/04/2013

FiPy is an open software framework, designed to facilitate sharing of simulation codes for microstructural evolution in support of the Materials … more

Genomics of Electronic Materials
Last Updated Date: 08/08/2013

Our goal is to develop the metrology to enable a materials genomic approach to the discovery and optimization of complex electronic and … more

Gamma-Gamma Prime Cobalt Superalloys
Last Updated Date: 07/24/2013

The development of a materials innovation infrastructure (MII) that will enable rapid and significant reductions in the development time for new … more

µMAG: Micromagnetic Modeling Activity Group
Last Updated Date: 07/23/2013

Micromagnetics concerns the patterns of magnetization that arise in materials on the scale of nanometers.  Understanding these structures is key … more

Advanced Composites MGI Program
Last Updated Date: 07/18/2013

The development of new materials for diverse applications relating to the development of new energy sources, more efficient homes, autos, and … more

Validation: Coevolved Experimentation and Computation at the Nanoscale
Last Updated Date: 07/18/2013

The increased speed and increased size of datasets implemented in modern computational systems has enabled the size scale of models of materials … more

Atomistic Potentials and the Future of Nanomaterials Metrology
Last Updated Date: 07/18/2013

As part of NIST's response to the Materials Genome Initiative (MGI), this project provides resources to address some of the challenges to the … more

Strain Mapping and Simulation
Last Updated Date: 07/18/2013

We employ combined measurement and modeling to enhance understanding and capability of nanoscale strain-mapping via super-resolution confocal … more

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