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Designing the Nanoworld: Nanostructures, Nanodevices, and Nanooptics
Last Updated Date: 08/04/2015

Nano and atomic scale theory of the electronic, optical and mechanical properties of ultrasmall structures, such as semiconductor quantum dots and … more

Micro- and nano-optomechanical systems
Last Updated Date: 07/27/2015

Light can interact with mechanical systems in interesting and useful ways, not only probing the mechanical motion with spectacular sensitivity, … more

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

Control of Magnetic Nanoparticles for Nanoscale Manipulation of Fluids and Materials (Archived)
Last Updated Date: 07/20/2015

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

Nanotribology for Nanomanufacturing (Archived)
Last Updated Date: 07/20/2015

Tribology is the science and technology of interacting surfaces in relative motion and includes studies of friction, adhesion, lubrication, and … more

Micro- and Nanoelectromechanical Systems
Last Updated Date: 05/26/2015

Microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) are integrated devices with critical applications in sensing, timing, signal processing, and biomedical … 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

Nanoscale Strength Measurements and Standards
Last Updated Date: 01/22/2015

To develop new mechanical test structures and methodologies based on microelectromechanical and nanoelectromechanical systems (MEMS and NEMS) … more

Nanoscale Stress Measurements and Standards
Last Updated Date: 01/22/2015

Our objective is to develop accurate measurement methods for the nanoscale stress distributions and surface defects that control device … more

Scanning Probe Microscopy Measurements and Standards
Last Updated Date: 01/22/2015

Our goal is to develop standard reference materials and quantitative, reproducible, measurement methods and protocols for scanning probe … more

Strain Mapping and Simulation
Last Updated Date: 01/05/2015

We employ combined measurement and modeling to enhance understanding and capability of nanoscale strain-mapping via super-resolution confocal … more

Strain fields and phase distribution maps of indented Si
Last Updated Date: 01/05/2015

In Raman-spectroscopy enhanced IIT, an indentation device that is coupled with a Raman microscope to conduct in situ spectroscopic and optical … more

Membranes for Clean Water
Last Updated Date: 04/18/2014


Fundamentals of Deformation
Last Updated Date: 04/16/2014

This project provides new measurement methods, property data and simulations for areas critical to US manufacturing, describing the mechanisms … more

Mechanical engineer Jon Pratt
Mechanical engineer Jon Pratt makes an adjustment to the prototype NIST Electrostatic Force Balance designed to measure nanoscale forces. Copyright Robert Rathe
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