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Measuring Topological Insulator Surface State Properties
Last Updated Date: 04/26/2013

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

Optical Surface Metrology and Nano-Structured Optics
Last Updated Date: 04/19/2013

Aspheric surfaces are indispensable in high-performance optical systems. The ability to accurately manufacture these surfaces to the required … more

Atom-Based Dimensional Metrology
Last Updated Date: 04/19/2013

A primary goal of this project is to develop intrinsic calibration standards based on the crystalline lattice. The ultimate limit for nanoscale … more

Forensic Topography and Surface Metrology
Last Updated Date: 04/19/2013

Provide SI-traceable measurements and standards for ballistic and toolmark identification and surface texture and microform calibrations. Enable … more

Microfluidic Synthesis of Nanoparticles
Last Updated Date: 04/16/2013

Liposomes are nanometer-sized spherical vesicles made of phospholipids similar to those found in cell membranes of living organisms. Traditional … more

Fluctuations and Nanoscale Control Software
Last Updated Date: 04/14/2013

MATLAB Software [1-2] developed and referenced within Fluctuations and Nanoscale Control projects are available for download from this page. If you … more

Metrology for Advanced Bioelectronics
Last Updated Date: 04/11/2013

We are developing electronic chip-based technology for DNA and protein analysis for industry. This research will help revolutionize health care, … more

CMOS Device and Reliability
Last Updated Date: 04/11/2013

The CMOS Device and Reliability Project will develop advanced metrology tools to enable high performance CMOS (Complementary Metal Oxide … more

Measuring Light-Matter Interactions in Chip-Based Optical Cavities
Last Updated Date: 04/11/2013

Measuring interactions between light and matter has both fundamental and practical importance. For example, lasers have had a profound influence … more

Magnetic Nanostructures for Post-Complimentary Metal-Oxide Semiconductor (CMOS) Electronics
Last Updated Date: 04/10/2013

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

Structure, Defects, and Scattering in Graphene
Last Updated Date: 04/10/2013

Since its discovery, graphene, a single atomic sheet of carbon atoms, has become a leading contender to be a key building-block material for … 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

Nanotribology for Nanomanufacturing
Last Updated Date: 03/20/2013

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

Nanoparticle Measurements and Standards for Biomedical Applications and Health
Last Updated Date: 03/15/2013

Our goal is to develop certified reference materials, standard test methods, measurements, and critical data for the physicochemical … more

Scanning Probe Microscopy Measurements and Standards
Last Updated Date: 03/15/2013

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

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