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Plastics, carbon nanotubes, high-strength alloys, artificial bone and joint replacements are just some of the emerging materials for which the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) develops testbeds, defines benchmarks, and develops formability measurements and models...

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Programs and Projects
SWCNT Reference Materials

Single-wall carbon nanotubes are an important class of carbon nanomaterials with significant potential for commercial applications. The National … more

COMPLETED: Macromolecule and Nanoparticle Composition and Architecture

We develop quantitative methods for the analysis of macromolecules having complex architectures and nanoparticles having organic functionalities. … more

COMPLETED: NIST Combinatorial Methods Center (NCMC)

Our goal is to enable industrial acquisition of combinatorial and high-throughput measurement approaches for polymeric materials research and … more

Mechanical Performance - Extreme Conditions

This project provides property data, metrology, and standard test methods for materials systems under extreme conditions for areas critical to US … more

Magnetic Nanostructures for post-CMOS Electronics

Our goal is to address the metrology of magnetic effects at the nanoscale level. Nanomagnet arrays form the basis for major data storage … more

Future Directions for Magnetic Sensors

Our goal is to develop the scientific understanding needed to allow modeling and simulation to become the driving force in improving magnetic … more

Instruments
HFBS

 The NCNR backscattering spectrometer is one of the highest intensity instruments of its kind. It enables very high energy resolution studies of … more

Scanning Auger Microprobe

A JEOL model 7830F field emission source, scanning Auger microscope. more

Software
RMCProfile Utility Programs

NOTICE: Some anti-virus programs have incorrectly reported that downloadable software previously available from this Web page contains malware. … more

Electron holography

An electron hologram is a fringe modulated image containing the amplitude and phase information of an electron transparent object. The HolograFREE … more

GPPois: Gaussian Processes for Poisson-noised data

 gppois is a Bayesian tool for learning about a smooth function based on noisy measurements of its values. Users train a model of the true … more

OOF: Finite Element Analysis of Microstructures

The OOF software provides a finite-element modeling capability to users in the field of materials science. It encapsulates advanced numerical … more

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