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Neutron Interferometry with Polarized Neutrons as an Additional Degree of Freedom
Last Updated Date: 07/15/2014

Our goal is to apply Quantum Information Processing techniques to improve neutron interferometry contrast by making our final measurement … more

In Situ Measurement Techniques
Last Updated Date: 07/01/2014

Synthetic cell membrane constructs allow the simplification and complete control of a more complicated cellular system, as well as the … more

Optical Medical Imaging
Last Updated Date: 07/01/2014

The Optical Medical Imaging program was established to advance the application of optical imaging in surgical, clinical, and medical practices. … more

Materials Informatics
Last Updated Date: 06/15/2014

 The Materials Genome Initiative will create a new era of materials innovation that will serve as a foundation for strengthening domestic … more

Virtual Cement and Concrete Testing Laboratory
Last Updated Date: 06/08/2014

The Virtual Cement and Concrete Testing Laboratory (VCCTL) project develops and integrates state-of-the-art computational materials science tools … more

High-throughput (Combinatorial) "Foundry" for Inorganic Materials: "Data on Demand"
Last Updated Date: 05/21/2014

We develop combinatorial measurement methods and metrologies for the rapid generation of comprehensive and consistent datasets. Manufacturers of … more

Metrics and Tools for Sustainable Building Project
Last Updated Date: 04/23/2014

Building stakeholders need practical metrics, tools, and data to support investment choices and policymaking related to sustainable building … more

Future Directions for Magnetic Sensors
Last Updated Date: 04/17/2014

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

Organic Electronics and Photovoltaics
Last Updated Date: 04/17/2014

Organic electronics and photovoltaic technology are reaching critical mass with the establishment of a U.S. consortium and the recent introduction … more

Energy Storage & Delivery
Last Updated Date: 04/17/2014

The goal of the project is to develop measurement methods to characterize the nanoscale structure and dynamics of polymer electrolyte membranes … more

Optical Characterization of Advanced Thin Films
Last Updated Date: 04/16/2014

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

Characterization of 3D Photovoltaics
Last Updated Date: 04/16/2014

Our goal is to provide industry with test structures and models of next-generation photovoltaics, with an initial focus on cadmium telluride … more

COMPLETED: Polymers for Next-Generation Lithography
Last Updated Date: 04/16/2014

Our goal is to develop measurement methods with sufficiently high spatial resolution to uncover the materials limitations in the resolution of … more

Computational Tool for Calculating Properties of Complex-Shaped Particles and Polymers
Last Updated Date: 04/16/2014

Many computational programs exist that are being used by industry for predicting properties of polymer composites, but their general predictive … more

Semiconductor Nanowire Metrology: Electronics, Photonics, and Sensors
Last Updated Date: 04/16/2014

In this project, we are developing metrology needed for the synthesis, processing, and characterization of semiconductor nanowire structures to … more

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