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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

Analytical Transmission Scanning Electron Microscopy
Last Updated Date: 11/12/2013

This project develops low-energy transmission electron diffraction, imaging, and spectroscopy in the scanning electron microscope, to enable … 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

Lead-Free Solder
Last Updated Date: 08/16/2013

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

Complete Automation and Distribution of Parallel Simulation Tasks
Last Updated Date: 07/18/2013

As part of NIST's response to the Materials Genome Initiative (MGI), this project addresses the need for automation for the assembly and … more

DFT repositories and informatics
Last Updated Date: 07/18/2013

Reproducibility and reuse play fundamental roles in the development of science. With the growth of computational power and tools, simulated … more

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