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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

Nanostructure Fabrication Processes
Last Updated Date: 04/16/2014

In this project we are developing in situ measurements relevant to the electrochemical fabrication, processing, and application of nanostructured … more

Hydrogen Storage Optimization in Thin Film Combinatorial Alloys
Last Updated Date: 04/16/2014

Discovery of novel materials for hydrogen gas storage has prompted new avenues of research towards developing hydrogen as an alternative fuel. … more

Smart Grid Program
Last Updated Date: 04/10/2014

The objective of the Smart Grid Program is to develop and deploy advances in measurement science to enable integration of interoperable and secure … 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

Test and Evaluation Protocols for ANSI/IEEE N42 Standards
Last Updated Date: 03/25/2014

The purpose of these test and evaluation protocols is to provide additional information to the published ANSI/IEEE N42 series for homeland … more

Optoelectrical Characterization of Nanostructured Photovoltaic Materials and Devices
Last Updated Date: 03/24/2014

Photovoltaics technology is usually categorized into three generations: 1) devices based on polysilicon; 2) devices based on thin-film direct … more

Nanoscale Functional and Structural Characterization of Thin-Film Inorganic Solar Cells
Last Updated Date: 03/24/2014

Large-scale implementation of solar power generation requires photovoltaic (PV) devices with efficiency-to-cost ratios better than existing … more

Smoke Stack Simulator
Last Updated Date: 03/11/2014

Today, inconsistencies between measured CO 2 emissions and emissions calculated from coal consumption are on the order of 10% to 20%. Either a … more

Air Speed Metrology
Last Updated Date: 03/10/2014

NIST’s versatile wind tunnel is used to calibrate customers’ air speed sensors and to conduct research on the design of novel anemometers, the … more

Embedded Intelligence in Buildings Program
Last Updated Date: 01/29/2014

The objective of the Embedded Intelligence in Buildings Program is to develop and deploy advances in measurement science that will improve building … more

Building Integration with Smart Grid
Last Updated Date: 01/24/2014

New measurement science and industry standards are needed to enable building systems and consumers to interact with a future “smart grid,” which … more

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