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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

Validation of Density Functional Theory for Materials
Last Updated Date: 07/18/2013

Density functional theory (DFT) is the workhorse of modern quantum mechanics calculations of molecular and periodic structures. Countless studies … more

Concurrent Experiments and Simulations of Zinc Oxide Nanowires
Last Updated Date: 07/18/2013

As part of NIST's response to the Materials Genome Initiative (MGI), this project seeks to unite contact-resonance atomic force microscopy and … more

Investigating the Diameter-Dependence of Elastic Moduli of Zinc Oxide Nanowires using Molecular Dynamics Simulations
Last Updated Date: 07/18/2013

As part of NIST's response to the Materials Genome Initiative (MGI), this project addresses conflicting reports of the diameter-dependence of … more

Strain fields and phase distribution maps of indented Si
Last Updated Date: 07/16/2013

In Raman-spectroscopy enhanced IIT, an indentation device that is coupled with a Raman microscope to conduct in situ spectroscopic and optical … more

Nanoscale Mechanics by Contact Resonance Atomic Force Microscopy
Last Updated Date: 07/08/2013

Atomic force microscopy (AFM) provides unique accessibility at the nanoscale. Capabilities in terms of nanoscale mechanical property measurements … more

Materials Codes and Standards for Hydrogen Distribution
Last Updated Date: 07/08/2013

The goal of this project is to enable the development of a scientific and technical infrastructure for the safe and efficient use of hydrogen as a … more

High Rate Tensile Testing
Last Updated Date: 07/02/2013

High rate tensile testing summary pending

Advanced Integrated Data Management for Materials Discovery
Last Updated Date: 07/01/2013

New materials are essential for future energy independence, environmental sustainability, and next-generation manufacturing. The Materials Genome … more

In Situ Characterization of Nanoscale Gas-Solid Interactions by TEM
Last Updated Date: 06/28/2013

Observing and measuring the dynamic changes that take place at the nanometer scale during the synthesis and operation of active nanostructures is … more

Nanoplasmonics and Three-Dimensional Plasmonic Metamaterials
Last Updated Date: 06/28/2013

Metamaterials are tailor-made photonic composites--combinations of materials designed to achieve optical properties not seen in nature. The … more

Theory of Spin Transfer Torque
Last Updated Date: 06/28/2013

The working of countless electronic devices involves electric and magnetic effects interacting within nanostructured materials. In the phenomenon … more

Single Molecule Fluorescence Measurements of Nanoscale Proton Distributions in Photoresist
Last Updated Date: 06/28/2013

The semiconductor industry’s remarkable progress in making integrated circuits smaller, faster and cheaper relies on continual improvements in … more

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