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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

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

Cruciform Multiaxial Mechanical Testing
Last Updated Date: 04/16/2014

The cruciform mechanical test is widely used to measure the multiaxial deformation behavior of materials. Standardization of this technique would … more

Crystal Plasticity Modeling
Last Updated Date: 04/16/2014

Crystal Plasticity Modeling calculates multiaxial mechanical constitutive behavior by treating the sample as an interacting aggregate of single … more

Super-resolution Optical Microscopy
Last Updated Date: 03/24/2014

As the electronics and data storage industries build devices on ever decreasing scales, they need advanced imaging techniques that allow them to … more

Long Term Performance of Concrete Project
Last Updated Date: 02/27/2014

Sustainable concrete construction design for durability requires performance-based metrics of expected durability and service life prediction. … more

Early-Age Performance of Concrete Project
Last Updated Date: 02/27/2014

Successfully delivering the desired early-age performance of concrete, upon which long-term prediction of sustainable performance depends, … 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

Industrial Ethernet Network Performance (IENetP)
Last Updated Date: 01/08/2014

Develop metrics, tests, and tools to determine and report the network performance of industrial Ethernet devices in a standardized way.

SCORE (System, Component and Operationally Relevant Evaluations)
Last Updated Date: 11/26/2013

SCORE (System, Component and Operationally Relevant Evaluations) is a unified set of criteria and software tools for defining a performance … more

High Rate Tensile Testing
Last Updated Date: 07/02/2013

High rate tensile testing summary pending

In Situ Characterization of Nanoscale Gas-Solid Interactions by TEM
Last Updated Date: 06/28/2013

Observing and measuring the dynamic changes that take place at the nanometer scale during the synthesis and operation of active nanostructures is … more

Nanotribology for Nanomanufacturing
Last Updated Date: 03/20/2013

Tribology is the science and technology of interacting surfaces in relative motion and includes studies of friction, adhesion, lubrication, and … more

Xray Stress Measurement
Last Updated Date: 03/07/2013

Using X-ray diffraction techniques one can measure the full stress tensor just inside the surface of a sheet metal specimen under applied load.  … more

Micro- and Nano-Manipulation for Manufacturing Applications
Last Updated Date: 01/10/2013

Manipulation at the micro and nano levels requires different strategies than at the macro scale and also the development of related sensing and … more

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