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Theory of Transport in Graphene
Last Updated Date: 03/21/2013

Graphene, a single layer of carbon atoms, is one of the most likely materials to produce the next breakthrough in the electronics industry.  Ideal … more

Nanoparticle Measurements and Standards for Biomedical Applications and Health
Last Updated Date: 03/15/2013

Our goal is to develop certified reference materials, standard test methods, measurements, and critical data for the physicochemical … more

Nanoscale Stress Measurements and Standards
Last Updated Date: 03/15/2013

Our objective is to develop accurate measurement methods for the nanoscale stress distributions and surface defects that control device … more

Carbon Mitigation
Last Updated Date: 03/15/2013

The goal of this project is to identify and develop standards and measurement methods currently needed by the energy industry to enable the … more

Nanocalorimetry Measurements
Last Updated Date: 03/15/2013

To develop nanocalorimetry as a method for measuring heats of reaction of nanoscale samples with nanojoule sensitivity in order to detect … more

Nanometer Scale Measurements of Crack Tips in Glass
Last Updated Date: 03/13/2013

Our objective is to develop atomic force microscopy-based methods to measure the structure of crack tips, the rates of crack growth, and the … more

Crystallographic Databases
Last Updated Date: 03/13/2013

Components and devices used in a broad spectrum of technology sectors such as health care, communications, energy and electronics are manufactured … more

Marciniak Multiaxial Testing
Last Updated Date: 03/11/2013

A novel method for measuring multiaxial stress-strain curves in sheet metal has been designed based on a modified Marciniak punch stretching … more

Xray Stress Measurement
Last Updated Date: 03/07/2013

Using X-ray diffraction techniques one can measure the full stress tensor just inside the surface of a sheet metal specimen under applied load.  … more

Nanotechnology for Sustainable Water and Energy
Last Updated Date: 02/06/2013

Objective We synthesize and characterize catalytic nanoparticles and nanoparticle-enhanced membranes for more efficient water treatment and … more

AFM-Based Nanomechanics
Last Updated Date: 01/31/2013

Local mechanical-property information is essential to evaluate emerging micro- and nanoscale materials, which many manufacturers would like to … more

Legacy Project - Fate of Nanoparticles in Neural Environments
Last Updated Date: 01/29/2013

Our goal is to develop an advanced in vitro system for nano-neurotoxicology that employs neural progenitor cells and tissue-engineering hydrogels. … more

Thin Film and Interconnect Reliability
Last Updated Date: 01/04/2013

This project, now concluded, developed methods to evaluate the reliability of thin films and interconnects in their as-manufactured states. Such … more

Instrumented Bioreactors
Last Updated Date: 12/17/2012

Our goal is to develop novel bioreactors that combine mechanical stimulation with integrated sensing to enable real-time optimization of the … more

Measurements and Standards for Thermoelectric Materials
Last Updated Date: 12/12/2012

Our goal is to develop standard reference materials (SRMs), measurement methodologies, and comprehensive data sets (Seebeck coefficient, … more

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