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COMPLETED: Polymer Formulations
Last Updated Date: 04/16/2014

Our goal is to develop combinatorial and high-throughput measurement approaches for rapid characterization of the structure and phase behavior of … more

COMPLETED: Nanoscale Thermal Properties Project
Last Updated Date: 04/16/2014

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

Membranes for Clean Water
Last Updated Date: 04/16/2014

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COMPLETED: Combinatorial Approaches to Thin Film Nanomaterials
Last Updated Date: 04/16/2014

Our goal is to develop combinatorial library approaches for measuring and optimizing the effect of substrate chemical functionalization on the … more

Renewable Polymers
Last Updated Date: 04/16/2014

Economic growth, such as that experienced in developed countries over the last century, cannot continue into the next century nor spread to less … more

Protein Preservation
Last Updated Date: 04/16/2014

Our goal is to address critical measurement issues that exist regarding chemical and physical stability of biomacromolecules (proteins and DNA) in … more

Nanotube Metrology
Last Updated Date: 04/16/2014

The Nanotube Metrology project is dedicated to improving the measurement methods for, and fundamental understanding of, single-wall carbon … more

Fluorescence Microscope Benchmarking
Last Updated Date: 04/15/2014

We have made available a method to characterize a fluorescence microscope's performance by benchmarking the detection threshold, saturation and … more

NIST Standard Reference Simulation Website
Last Updated Date: 04/10/2014

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

Density Functional Tight Binding Methods
Last Updated Date: 04/04/2014

Density Functional Tight Binding (DFTB) methods have been shown to be capable of producing reliable molecular structures and energetics at a … more

Prediction of Global Warming Potential
Last Updated Date: 04/04/2014

The global warming potential (GWP) of a number of compounds used by U.S. industry is not known or poorly known. Working with the EPA, a set of … more

Reactivity of Nanoparticle Catalysts
Last Updated Date: 04/04/2014

Transition metal nanoparticle catalysts show great promise as the key enabling breakthrough for the realization of efficient and economical fuel … more

Thermodynamics of ATP in Solution
Last Updated Date: 04/04/2014

Quantum chemical calculations have proven to be a reliable tool for the prediction of thermodynamics quantities, particularly for smaller organic … more

Transient Flow Facility
Last Updated Date: 04/04/2014

Today, demonstration vehicles are refueled with hydrogen from dispensers within 3 to 5 minutes using sequential gas releases from a bank of … more

Far-infrared Spectroscopy of Biomolecules
Last Updated Date: 04/02/2014

Far-infrared (or terahertz/THz, ca. 25 to 300 micron wavelength) femtosecond pulsed laser and Fourier-transform infrared methods are employed to … more

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