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Regenerative Medicine
Last Updated Date: 05/24/2016

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

Probing Graphene Electronic Devices with Atomic Scale Measurements
Last Updated Date: 04/27/2016

The interest in using graphene as an electronic material arises in large part from the high speed with which electrons move through the material — … more

Measuring Topological Insulator Surface State Properties
Last Updated Date: 04/27/2016

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

Designing Advanced Scanning Probe Microscopy Instruments
Last Updated Date: 04/27/2016

A scanning probe microscope (SPM) in its simplest form uses a fine probe tip in proximity to a sample surface to measure a particular physical … more

Atom Manipulation with the Scanning Tunneling Microscope
Last Updated Date: 04/27/2016

At the heart of nanotechnology is the need to create nanostructures, which are material structures whose dimensions are in the nanometer scale. … more

Optical Methods for 3-D Nanostructure Metrology
Last Updated Date: 04/22/2016

We develop new approaches to optical microscopy and electromagnetic modeling to enable improved metrology of nanoscale structures with dimensions … more

Nanomagnetic Imaging
Last Updated Date: 04/06/2016

The microscopic arrangement of the magnetic structure within a thin metal film plays a fundamental role in many technological applications ranging … more

Tracking Nanoparticles as Optical Indicators of Device Dynamics
Last Updated Date: 04/01/2016

Nanofabricated and microfabricated devices, ranging from nanomotors propelled by ultrasound to microelectromechanical systems (MEMS), can move in … more

Connecting Thermodynamic and Dynamic Properties of Bulk and Confined Fluids
Last Updated Date: 03/31/2016

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

COMPLETED: Nanoscale Thermal Properties Project
Last Updated Date: 03/31/2016

Our goal is to develop measurement techniques to characterize the changes in thermal transport and thermal transition temperatures in polymeric … more

Dimensional Metrology for Nanofabrication
Last Updated Date: 03/29/2016

Our goal is to develop measurements that quantify the shape, size, orientation, and fidelity of nanoscale patterns as a platform to quantitatively … more

Advanced Microwave Photonics
Last Updated Date: 03/02/2016

Research on quantum information (QI) seeks to control and exploit exotic properties of quantum mechanics, and researchers are already generating … more

Forensic Topography and Surface Metrology
Last Updated Date: 02/17/2016

We seek to build the scientific infrastructure for objective forensic firearm and toolmark identification by developing rigorous procedures to … more

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

Advanced High Frequency Devices
Last Updated Date: 02/03/2016

The Advanced High Frequency Devices Program develops measurement methods to determine the characteristics of advanced electronics and devices at … more

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