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Biomagnetic Imaging
Last Updated Date: 10/05/2015

The biomagnetic imaging program develops standards, measurement methods, and new magnetic imaging modalities for biomedical and environmental … more

Quantum Processing
Last Updated Date: 10/05/2015

Quantum coherent materials have become important in magnetic sensors as well as information processing technology. For magnetic sensors, … more

RF Nano-electronics
Last Updated Date: 10/05/2015

The RF Nanoelectronics Project focuses on research and development of quantitative high-frequency metrology of RF nanomaterial, nanoelectronic and … more

Forensic Topography and Surface Metrology
Last Updated Date: 09/08/2015

We seek to build the scientific infrastructure for objective forensic firearm and toolmark identification by developing rigorous procedures to … more

Nano-Structured Optics and Optical Surface Metrology
Last Updated Date: 09/08/2015

The project focuses on significant metrology challenges that impede the advancement of high-performance optical and photonic systems. We develop, … more

Traceable Scanning Probe Nano-Characterization
Last Updated Date: 09/08/2015

Research and development of rigorously SI traceable nano-characterization instrumentation, measurements, and procedures to enable a fundamental … more

Atom-Based Dimensional Metrology
Last Updated Date: 09/08/2015

To fabricate and measure solid state implementations of manufacturable atomically precise devices. Build the infrastructure to fabricate prototype … more

Nanoelectronic Device Metrology
Last Updated Date: 08/25/2015

The Nanoelectronic Device Metrology (NEDM) project is developing the measurement science infrastructure that will enable innovation and advanced … more

Advanced Linear and Nonlinear Optical Properties of Materials
Last Updated Date: 08/06/2015

High-accuracy linear and nonlinear optical properties of materials used for leading-edge optical technologies are measured and characterized to … more

Three-Dimensional Nanometer Metrology
Last Updated Date: 08/05/2015

 We develop best-in-the-world 3D nanometer-scale dimensional measurement methods, reference artifacts and measurement protocols. To improve the … more

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

Frequency Conversion Interfaces for Photonic Quantum Systems
Last Updated Date: 07/24/2015

Optical frequency conversion, in which the color of light is changed, is a process that has numerous applications in physics and technology. For … more

Electron Microscopy of Carbon Nanotube Composites
Last Updated Date: 07/24/2015

Carbon nanomaterials such as carbon nanotubes (CNTs) and graphene have an extraordinary combination of mechanical, electronic and thermal … more

Scanning electron microscope image of typical titania nanotubes for a photocatalytic cell to produce hydrogen gas from water.
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