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Tracking Nanoparticles as Optical Indicators of Device Dynamics
Last Updated Date: 07/24/2015

Nanofabricated and microfabricated devices, ranging from nanomotors propelled by ultrasound to microelectromechanical systems (MEMS), can move in … more

Nanoplasmonics and Three-Dimensional Plasmonic Metamaterials
Last Updated Date: 07/20/2015

Metamaterials are tailor-made photonic composites--combinations of materials designed to achieve optical properties not seen in nature. The … more

Nanomagnetic Imaging
Last Updated Date: 02/25/2015

The microscopic arrangement of the magnetic structure within a thin metal film plays a fundamental role in many technological applications ranging … more

Theory of Spin Transfer Torque
Last Updated Date: 02/23/2015

The working of countless electronic devices involves electric and magnetic effects interacting within nanostructured materials. In the phenomenon … more

Nanomagnet Dynamics
Last Updated Date: 02/18/2015

We develop methods and facilities for measuring magnetization dynamics in magnetic nanostructures with a particular emphasis on the emerging needs … more

Magnetic Nanostructures for Post-Complimentary Metal-Oxide Semiconductor (CMOS) Electronics
Last Updated Date: 01/30/2015

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

Microsystems for Harsh Environment Testing
Last Updated Date: 01/28/2015

Our goal is to develop and demonstrate a MEMS-based methodology for evaluating time-dependent mechanical properties of materials that undergo … more

AFM-Based Nanomechanics
Last Updated Date: 01/28/2015

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

Charpy Verification Program
Last Updated Date: 01/28/2015

The objective of the impact verification program is to evaluate the performance of impact test machines used worldwide to qualify structural … more

Thin Film and Interconnect Reliability
Last Updated Date: 01/28/2015

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

Nanocalorimetry Measurements
Last Updated Date: 01/22/2015

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

DFT repositories and informatics
Last Updated Date: 01/20/2015

Reproducibility and reuse play fundamental roles in the development of science. With the growth of computational power and tools, simulated … more

Chemical Metrology for Metals, Ores, and Related Materials
Last Updated Date: 01/20/2015

A wide range of industrial sectors and their customers and suppliers are involved directly with NIST in the prioritization and development of … more

Analytical Transmission Scanning Electron Microscopy
Last Updated Date: 01/02/2015

This project develops low-energy transmission electron diffraction, imaging, and spectroscopy in the scanning electron microscope, to enable … more

Measuring Topological Insulator Surface State Properties
Last Updated Date: 10/03/2014

The transmission of information in today’s electronics requires the movement of electrical charge, which expends energy and generates heat, … more

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