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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

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

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

DNA Origami for Precise Manufacturing of Nanoscale Structures
Last Updated Date: 06/28/2013

Over the past decade nanoscale science has produced varied and fascinating nanostructures with an extraordinary range of interesting and useful … more

Multiscale FEM-MD schema
Last Updated Date: 06/27/2013

MSED is developing methods to statically couple finite element modeling (FEM) to atomistic molecular dynamics (MD) 1 . Compared to non-hybrid … more

Collagen Films Protocol
Last Updated Date: 05/08/2013

Background: Collagen type 1 is the most prevalent extracellular protein in connective tissue, and is part of the family of collagens that are … more

Magnetic Nanostructures for Post-Complimentary Metal-Oxide Semiconductor (CMOS) Electronics
Last Updated Date: 04/10/2013

Just as integrated electronic circuits continue to pack on more and ever tinier components, so magnetic technologies for data storage and other … more

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