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Superconductor Electromechanics
Last Updated Date: 01/14/2015

The program measures the critical current of superconductor wires as a function of magnetic field, temperature, and mechanical strain, and … more

Ultra-dense Networks
Last Updated Date: 01/09/2015

Ultra-dense networks will arise not only from an expanded user base and shorter links, but also from an enriched topology, including … more

Fifth Generation Mobile Networks
Last Updated Date: 01/09/2015

The demand for the next generation of wireless networks has been spurred by smart phones and other data-intensive mobile devices. The popularity of … more

Millimeter-wave Communication Systems
Last Updated Date: 01/09/2015

Millimeter-wave communications systems are a natural fit for fifth generation mobile networks. Specifically, systems that combine mmWaves, massive … more

Massive Multi-user MIMO
Last Updated Date: 01/09/2015

Massive Multi-user Multiple-Input Multiple-Output (MU-MIMO) technology is expected to deliver Gbits/s data rates, even in existing cellular bands … more

Analytical Transmission Scanning Electron Microscopy
Last Updated Date: 01/02/2015

This project develops low-energy transmission electron diffraction, imaging, and spectroscopy in the scanning electron microscope, to enable … more

Electric Power Metrology and the Smart Grid
Last Updated Date: 12/09/2014

Our country's way of life depends on the electric power distribution system. Keeping the national electric grid in good working order -- and … more

Ultra-Wideband Location
Last Updated Date: 11/19/2014

This page provides a summary of the testing and evaluation conducted at NIST on Ultra-Wideband (UWB) location systems for first responders.

Measurements for Hydrogen Storage Materials
Last Updated Date: 10/14/2014

The goal of this project is to develop the metrology necessary for rapid, high-throughput measurement of the hydrogen content of novel materials … more

Boulder MicroFabrication Facility
Last Updated Date: 10/08/2014

The Boulder MicroFabrication Facility (BMF) is an 18,000 square feet class 100 clean room located in the new Precision Measurement Laboratory. The … 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

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

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