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Legacy Project - Fate of Nanoparticles in Neural Environments
Last Updated Date: 11/26/2014

Our goal is to develop an advanced in vitro system for nano-neurotoxicology that employs neural progenitor cells and tissue-engineering hydrogels. … more

Superconductor Electromechanics
Last Updated Date: 11/24/2014

The Magnetics Group's program in superconductor electromechanics has moved to the University of Colorado. Contact principal investigators … more

Nanoscale Stress Measurements and Standards
Last Updated Date: 11/21/2014

Our objective is to develop accurate measurement methods for the nanoscale stress distributions and surface defects that control device … more

Advanced Materials Metrology
Last Updated Date: 11/20/2014

In this project we measure the fundamental electrical properties of materials from bulk to nanoscale from 1 MHz to 0.3 THz. Understanding the … more

Genomics of Electronic Materials
Last Updated Date: 11/20/2014

Our goal is to develop the metrology to enable a materials genomic approach to the discovery and optimization of complex electronic and … more

Tracking Nanoparticles as Optical Indicators of Device Dynamics
Last Updated Date: 10/21/2014

Nanofabricated and microfabricated devices, ranging from nanomotors propelled by ultrasound to microelectromechanical systems (MEMS), can move in … more

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

Quantum Materials and Devices
Last Updated Date: 10/08/2014

Quantum coherent materials have become important in magnetic sensors as well as information processing technology. For magnetic sensors, … more

Measuring Topological Insulator Surface State Properties
Last Updated Date: 10/03/2014

The transmission of information in today’s electronics requires the movement of electrical charge, which expends energy and generates heat, … more

Nanomagnet Dynamics
Last Updated Date: 10/03/2014

We develop techniques for measuring magnetization dynamics in magnetic nanostructures with a particular emphasis on the emerging needs of future … more

Dimensional Metrology for Nanofabrication
Last Updated Date: 10/03/2014

Our goal is to develop measurements that quantify the shape, size, orientation, and fidelity of nanoscale patterns as a platform to quantitatively … more

Nanotube Metrology
Last Updated Date: 10/02/2014

Nanotube metrology improvement is a significant effort in the Particles, Tubes and Colloids project dedicated to improving the measurement methods … more

SWCNT Reference Materials
Last Updated Date: 09/29/2014

Single-wall carbon nanotubes are an important class of carbon nanomaterials with significant potential for commercial applications. The National … more

Thin Film Electronics
Last Updated Date: 09/23/2014

The Thin Film Electronics Project facilitates the commercialization of emerging and future semiconductor electronic device technologies by … more

Lead-Free Solder
Last Updated Date: 09/23/2014

Solder and solderability are increasingly tenuous links in microelectronics assembly as a consequence of ever shrinking chip and package … more

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