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Nanotube Quality Control
Last Updated Date: 11/13/2012

Our goal is to develop new methods to rapidly screen bulk carbon nanotubes for chemical purity and homogeneity. The different synthesis routes … more

Optical scattering from surfaces
Last Updated Date: 10/25/2012

We study how material properties, surface topography, and contaminants affect the distribution of light scattered from surfaces. Our aim is to … more

Optical grating scatterometry
Last Updated Date: 10/25/2012

This program aims to develop standards, methods, and modeling for assessing the periodic structures using optical reflectance and transmittance … more

NIST SRM for Reproducible Analyses of Single-Walled Carbon Nanotubes
Last Updated Date: 10/16/2012

Carbon nanotubes (CNTs) are one of the first major nanoscale manufactured products to enter the market. Therefore, reliable and reproducible … more

Control of Magnetic Nanoparticles for Nanoscale Manipulation of Fluids and Materials
Last Updated Date: 10/12/2012

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

Diffraction Metrology and Standards
Last Updated Date: 10/09/2012

Our objective is the development of Standard Reference Materials (SRMs) and quantitative, reproducible, and accurate measurement methods for … more

Thin Film X-Ray Reflectometry
Last Updated Date: 10/09/2012

Our goal is to develop Standard Reference Materials (SRMs) and quantitative, reproducible X-ray reflectometry (XRR) data analysis methods to … more

Measurement and Prediction of Local Structure
Last Updated Date: 10/04/2012

Our goal is to provide analytical tools that allow measurement and prediction of local structure to enable the development of ceramic materials … more

Chemical Characterization of Nanomaterial Formulations for Cancer Treatment in Support of the NCI Nanotechnology Characterization Laboratory
Last Updated Date: 10/02/2012

New generations of nanoparticles are being developed to provide early-stage detection and treatment of cancer. Much of the evaluative work on … more

New Gold Nanoparticle RMs Support Nanotechnology Research
Last Updated Date: 10/02/2012

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

Integrating Nanochannels with Microchannels
Last Updated Date: 10/02/2012

Controlling the location and orientation of nanobuilding blocks in assemblies of nanodevices is a challenging task in “bottom-up” chemical … more

Chemical/Biochemical Microsensor Science
Last Updated Date: 10/02/2012

The Process Sensing Group at NIST is investigating a range of fundamental and technological issues related to next-generation chemical and … more

Environmental Leaching of Nanoparticles from Consumer Products
Last Updated Date: 10/02/2012

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

Assessing the Internal Structure and Composition of Climatically-Relevant Atmospheric Particles
Last Updated Date: 10/02/2012

Atmospheric particles with long atmospheric lifetimes affect Earth's radiative balance. These particles typically consist of multiple chemical … more

Superresolving Optical Microscopy
Last Updated Date: 10/02/2012

Light microscopy is a widely used analytical tool because it provides non-destructive, real-time, three-dimensional imaging with chemical and … more

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