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Plastics, carbon nanotubes, high-strength alloys, artificial bone and joint replacements are just some of the emerging materials for which the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) develops testbeds, defines benchmarks, and develops formability measurements and models...

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Optical Characterization of Advanced Thin Films

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

Enriching Silicon-28 to >99.9999% for Quantum Information

Within the field of quantum computing research, silicon wafers have been identified as a natural substrate on which to form qubits using gate … more

Ceramic Phase Equilibrium Data

Advanced ceramics and inorganic materials are critically enabling elements in devices and systems across many technology sectors, such as … more

NIST Standard Reference Simulation Website

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

Affect of Partial Charge Calculation Method on Adsorption Thermodynamics

In classical molecular simulations, electrostatic contributions to the potential energy are typically accounted for by assigning partial charges … more

Advanced Linear and Nonlinear Optical Properties of Materials

High-accuracy linear and nonlinear optical properties of materials used for leading-edge optical technologies are measured and characterized to … more


 The NCNR backscattering spectrometer is one of the highest intensity instruments of its kind. It enables very high energy resolution studies of … more

Scanning Auger Microprobe

A JEOL model 7830F field emission source, scanning Auger microscope. more

Electron holography

An electron hologram is a fringe modulated image containing the amplitude and phase information of an electron transparent object. The HolograFREE … more

RMCProfile Utility Programs

NOTICE: Some anti-virus programs have incorrectly reported that downloadable software previously available from this Web page contains malware. … more

GPPois: Gaussian Processes for Poisson-noised data

 gppois is a Bayesian tool for learning about a smooth function based on noisy measurements of its values. Users train a model of the true … more

OOF: Finite Element Analysis of Microstructures

The OOF software provides a finite-element modeling capability to users in the field of materials science. It encapsulates advanced numerical … more

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