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Modeling and Simulation of Nanofabrication (Archived)
Last Updated Date: 07/15/2015

Most manufacturing has historically been based on top-down fabrication and assembly. With rapid advances in nanotechnology, there is increasing … more

Fabrication and Metrology of Novel Magnetic Tunnel Junctions in the Ultra-thin Barrier Limit
Last Updated Date: 07/07/2015

Magnetic tunnel junctions, nanostructured by highly charged ions, are being probed and characterized to establish the foundation for novel … more

CMOS Device and Reliability
Last Updated Date: 06/12/2015

  The CMOS Device and Reliability Project aims to develop new metrology tools for characterizing high-performance complementary … more

Light-matter Interactions in Semiconductor Nanostructures
Last Updated Date: 06/03/2015

The quantum optics of light interacting with semiconductor-based nanostructures is being studied to extend concepts of entanglement and coherence … more

Quantum Conductance
Last Updated Date: 05/28/2015

Graphene, discovered in 2004, has truly extraordinary electronic properties that enable new approaches in many areas where conventional materials … 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

Environmental Leaching of Nanoparticles from Consumer Products
Last Updated Date: 03/19/2015

Nanoparticle-based consumer products are becoming available in the market at an increasing rate, but the safety of nanoparticles and the … more

New Gold Nanoparticle RMs Support Nanotechnology Research
Last Updated Date: 03/19/2015

Three new reference materials (RMs) have been developed through a multi-division effort at NIST, led by the MML Ceramics Division . RMs 8011, 8012, … more

Chemical Characterization of Nanoparticles
Last Updated Date: 03/18/2015

The Chemical Sciences Division is helping to support nanotechnology research being conducted throughout NIST by developing and applying methods for … more

Regenerative Medicine
Last Updated Date: 03/17/2015

Our goal is to develop advanced measurement tools and standards for measuring scaffold properties and their impact on biological response.  

Connecting Thermodynamic and Dynamic Properties of Bulk and Confined Fluids
Last Updated Date: 03/16/2015

It is well known that the physical properties of a fluid can change profoundly, and often non-trivially, when placed in a confined environment. … more

Whole Cell Tomography
Last Updated Date: 03/03/2015

Our goal is to develop novel correlative microscopy approaches for locating and characterizing engineered metal nanoparticles within complex … 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

Novel Sources for Focused-ion Beams
Last Updated Date: 02/23/2015

Focused beams of ions have a wide range of uses, from nanoscale imaging to the fabrication of nanomaterials. In the CNST, researchers are … 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

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