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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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