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Broadband Coherent anti-Stokes Raman Spectroscopy of Thin Films
Last Updated Date: 01/23/2015

Coherent anti-Stokes Raman Scattering (CARS) is a high sensitivity alternative to conventional Raman spectroscopy. Ultrafast lasers are used to … more

Materials Science
Last Updated Date: 01/23/2015

Key metrologies/systems: In situ spectroscopic ellipsometry, linear and non-linear spectroscopies/Polymeric thiophene-based semiconductors for … more

Optical Characterization of Advanced Thin Films
Last Updated Date: 01/22/2015

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

Synchrotron Beamline Operations
Last Updated Date: 01/22/2015

Our objective is to ensure that the NIST beamlines U7A, X23A2, and X24A, located at the National Synchrotron Light Source (NSLS) at Brookhaven … more

Nanoparticle Measurements and Standards for Biomedical Applications and Health
Last Updated Date: 01/22/2015

Our goal is to develop certified reference materials, standard test methods, measurements, and critical data for the physicochemical … more

Fatigue in Silicon
Last Updated Date: 01/22/2015

Our objective is to evaluate mechanisms of fatigue in bulk silicon, a material that has been traditionally considered to be immune to degradation … more

Ceramic Phase Equilibrium Data
Last Updated Date: 01/22/2015

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

Nanocalorimetry Measurements
Last Updated Date: 01/22/2015

To develop nanocalorimetry as a method for measuring heats of reaction of nanoscale samples with nanojoule sensitivity in order to detect … more

Synchrotron X-ray Measurements
Last Updated Date: 01/22/2015

Our objective is to provide comprehensive descriptions of the structure of advanced materials and devices by performing synchrotron-based … more

Crystallographic Databases
Last Updated Date: 01/22/2015

Components and devices used in a broad spectrum of technology sectors such as health care, communications, energy and electronics are manufactured … more

Measurement and Prediction of Local Structure
Last Updated Date: 01/22/2015

Our goal is to provide analytical tools that allow measurement and prediction of local structure to enable the development of ceramic materials … more

Nanometer Scale Measurements of Crack Tips in Glass
Last Updated Date: 01/22/2015

Our objective is to develop atomic force microscopy-based methods to measure the structure of crack tips, the rates of crack growth, and the … more

Synchrotron X-ray Measurement Method Development
Last Updated Date: 01/22/2015

Our goal is to develop state of-the-art synchrotron X-ray measurement technology, including instrumentation, methods, and analytical tools, to … more

Carbon Mitigation
Last Updated Date: 01/22/2015

The goal of this project is to identify and develop standards and measurement methods currently needed by the energy industry to enable the … more

Carbon Mitigation Measurements
Last Updated Date: 01/22/2015

The global environmental problems caused by emission of CO 2 (global warming, rising sea levels and increased acidity of oceans) must be abated. … more

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