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Pipeline Safety
Last Updated Date: 04/16/2014

Our goal is to provide standard test methods and critical data to the pipeline industry to improve safety and reliability. Of particular interest … more

Cryogenic Technologies Project
Last Updated Date: 04/16/2014

The mission of the Cryogenic Technologies Project at NIST is to conduct research in cryogenics, working with industry and other government … more

Cruciform Multiaxial Mechanical Testing
Last Updated Date: 04/16/2014

The cruciform mechanical test is widely used to measure the multiaxial deformation behavior of materials. Standardization of this technique would … more

Crystal Plasticity Modeling
Last Updated Date: 04/16/2014

Crystal Plasticity Modeling calculates multiaxial mechanical constitutive behavior by treating the sample as an interacting aggregate of single … more

Protein Preservation
Last Updated Date: 04/16/2014

Our goal is to address critical measurement issues that exist regarding chemical and physical stability of biomacromolecules (proteins and DNA) in … more

Nanoparticle Assembly
Last Updated Date: 04/16/2014

Our goal is to develop a platform for in situ measurements of the directed assembly of complex solutions of nanoscale building blocks (NBB)s into … 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

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

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