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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

Fatigue in Silicon
Last Updated Date: 10/02/2012

Our objective is to evaluate mechanisms of fatigue in bulk silicon, a material that has been traditionally considered to be immune to degradation … more

Chemical/Biochemical Microsensor Science
Last Updated Date: 10/02/2012

The Process Sensing Group at NIST is investigating a range of fundamental and technological issues related to next-generation chemical and … more

Continuing Support for Cement Manufacturing
Last Updated Date: 10/02/2012

Cement manufacturers and their customers rely on the NIST Portland cement SRMs for laboratory qualification under ASTM International C 114-07 … more

Next-Generation Metrology for Drug Delivery Systems
Last Updated Date: 10/02/2012

A critical metrology issue for pharmaceutical industries is the application of analytical techniques to the characterization of drug delivery … more

Materials Science
Last Updated Date: 10/02/2012

Key metrologies/systems: In situ spectroscopic ellipsometry, linear and non-linear spectroscopies/Polymeric thiophene-based semiconductors for … more

Evaluation of the Extent of Electron Scattering in a Low Vacuum Scanning Electron Microscope
Last Updated Date: 10/02/2012

Low vacuum scanning electron microscopes utilize gas molecules in the specimen chamber to neutralize the specimen charging from the impinging … more

Coupling Nanowire Chemisresistors with MEMS Microhotplate Gas Sensing Platforms
Last Updated Date: 10/02/2012

Recent advances in nanotechnology have yielded materials and structures that offer great potential for improving the sensitivity, selectivity, … more

Analysis of Copper Incorporation Into Zinc Oxide Nanowires
Last Updated Date: 10/02/2012

ZnO nanowires (NWs) are grown on bulk copper by chemical vapor deposition. Photoluminescence (PL) microscopy revealed band gap emission at 380 nm … more

Analysis of 3D Elemental Mapping Artifacts in Biological Specimens using Monte Carlo Simulation
Last Updated Date: 10/02/2012

We performed Monte Carlo simulation to demonstrate the feasibility of using the focused ion beam based X-ray microanalysis technique (FIB-EDS) for … more

3D Elemental Mapping of Cells using Electron and Ion Beams
Last Updated Date: 10/02/2012

Although it is the most commonly used technique for the chemical analysis of cells, mass spectrometry of cell lysate can only provide bulk … more

Magnetic Imaging
Last Updated Date: 10/02/2012

Our goal is to develop a real-time magnetic domain imaging system and apply it to technologically important systems, including data-storage and … more

Metrics for Reactive Wetting in Complex Systems
Last Updated Date: 10/02/2012

For processes involving wetting between two materials, classically defined metrics such as surface or interface energy and contact angle are only … more

Lead-Free Surface Finishes for Electronic Components: Tin Whisker Growth
Last Updated Date: 10/02/2012

This project will provide data and materials measurements necessary to improve the reliability of solder interconnects degraded by the switch to … more

Bioimaging
Last Updated Date: 10/02/2012

Our goal is to develop methods and materials for imaging-based characterization of molecular signatures that occur during cellular proliferation, … more

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