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Fusion Wall Development Research by Neutron Depth Profiling
Last Updated Date: 11/16/2012

In an inertial fusion energy (IFE) reactor, the plasma-facing surface of the chamber, the first wall, is subjected to high doses of light ions and … more

A New SRM for Better Beryllium Safety
Last Updated Date: 11/15/2012

Beryllium exposure poses a significant health risk, and a new SRM has been developed to enhance beryllium safety in the workplace. SRM 1877 … more

Bridge Safety
Last Updated Date: 11/13/2012

Our goal is to guide improvement in construction codes for both rehabilitated and new structures. Destructive and nondestructive data will allow … more

Nanotube Quality Control
Last Updated Date: 11/13/2012

Our goal is to develop new methods to rapidly screen bulk carbon nanotubes for chemical purity and homogeneity. The different synthesis routes … more

Fundamental Chemical Metrology
Last Updated Date: 10/22/2012

The Chemical Sciences Division serves as the Nation’s reference laboratory for chemical compositional measurements and standards to enhance U.S. … more

Control of Magnetic Nanoparticles for Nanoscale Manipulation of Fluids and Materials
Last Updated Date: 10/12/2012

Scientists and engineers currently have a growing library of synthetic microscale and nanoscale swimmers which affect the hydrodynamics of their … more

Diffraction Metrology and Standards
Last Updated Date: 10/09/2012

Our objective is the development of Standard Reference Materials (SRMs) and quantitative, reproducible, and accurate measurement methods for … more

Thin Film X-Ray Reflectometry
Last Updated Date: 10/09/2012

Our goal is to develop Standard Reference Materials (SRMs) and quantitative, reproducible X-ray reflectometry (XRR) data analysis methods to … more

Thermodynamic & Kinetic Data for Sustainable Energy
Last Updated Date: 10/05/2012

Industry needs thermodynamic and kinetic data for the development of new materials for sustainable energy applications; expanded and new databases … more

Future Directions for Magnetic Sensors
Last Updated Date: 10/05/2012

Our goal is to develop the scientific understanding needed to allow modeling and simulation to become the driving force in improving magnetic … more

Magnetic Nanostructures for post-CMOS Electronics
Last Updated Date: 10/05/2012

Our goal is to address the metrology of magnetic effects at the nanoscale level. Nanomagnet arrays form the basis for major data storage … more

Broadband CARS Microscopy
Last Updated Date: 10/05/2012

The traditional chemical labeling used in optical microscopy can alter cells and materials, thus impeding determination of their true structure, … more

Carbon Mitigation Measurements
Last Updated Date: 10/04/2012

The global environmental problems caused by emission of CO 2 (global warming, rising sea levels and increased acidity of oceans) must be abated. … more

Measurement and Prediction of Local Structure
Last Updated Date: 10/04/2012

Our goal is to provide analytical tools that allow measurement and prediction of local structure to enable the development of ceramic materials … more

Synchrotron X-ray Measurements
Last Updated Date: 10/04/2012

Our objective is to provide comprehensive descriptions of the structure of advanced materials and devices by performing synchrotron-based … more

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