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Advanced Materials Metrology
Last Updated Date: 02/04/2016

In this project we measure the fundamental electrical properties of materials from bulk to nanoscale from 1 MHz to 0.3 THz. Understanding the … more

Quantifying the environmental contributions to mass change
Last Updated Date: 01/04/2016

Since the inception of the SI system of units, physical mass artifacts have been transferred and exchanged in order to disseminate the kilogram. … more

Novel materials for enhancing spin information
Last Updated Date: 01/04/2016

Most computing technology relies on the presence or absence of charge to represent binary information during computation. Limitations in reducing … more

Magnetic Nanostructures for Post-Complimentary Metal-Oxide Semiconductor (CMOS) Electronics
Last Updated Date: 01/04/2016

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

OOF: Finite Element Analysis of Microstructures
Last Updated Date: 12/03/2015

The OOF project seeks to provide flexible software for finite-element modeling the behavior of real microstructures, with meshes derived from … more

Optical Characterization of Advanced Thin Films
Last Updated Date: 11/10/2015

A wide range of technologies are impacted by the performance of thin (<100 nm) layers of advanced materials. This is particularly true in the … more

Enriching Silicon-28 to >99.9999% for Quantum Information
Last Updated Date: 10/29/2015

Within the field of quantum computing research, silicon wafers have been identified as a natural substrate on which to form qubits using gate … more

Ceramic Phase Equilibrium Data
Last Updated Date: 10/14/2015

Advanced ceramics and inorganic materials are critically enabling elements in devices and systems across many technology sectors, such as … 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

NIST Standard Reference Simulation Website
Last Updated Date: 10/02/2015

The Standard Reference Simulation Website is an ongoing project whose aim is to provide well-documented simulation results for a variety of … more

Personal Body Armor
Last Updated Date: 09/23/2015

Our goal is to prevent the catastrophic failure of ballistic body armor by developing measurements and predictive models to test and determine the … more

Affect of Partial Charge Calculation Method on Adsorption Thermodynamics
Last Updated Date: 09/15/2015

In classical molecular simulations, electrostatic contributions to the potential energy are typically accounted for by assigning partial charges … more

Use of a laser-driven plasma source in ultraviolet-detector calibrations
Last Updated Date: 08/25/2015

The National Institute of Standards and Technology operates two spectral comparator facilities, both of which are used to provide detector … more

Quantum Dot coated CMOS CID arrays for the UV and VUV
Last Updated Date: 08/25/2015

A technique has been developed for coating commercial off the shelf (COTS) detector arrays with a thin, uniform layer of quantum dots. The quantum … 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

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