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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

Nanotube Metrology
Last Updated Date: 09/29/2014

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

Nanoparticle Measurements and Standards for Biomedical Applications and Health
Last Updated Date: 09/22/2014

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

Dental Materials Project
Last Updated Date: 09/11/2014

Our goal is to enable the development and manufacturing of biomaterials for oral health moving forward in 21st century by providing critical … more

Personal Body Armor
Last Updated Date: 09/10/2014

Our goal is to prevent the catastrophic failure of ballistic body armor by developing measurements and predictive models to test and determine the … more

COMPLETED: Nanoscale Thermal Properties Project
Last Updated Date: 09/05/2014

Our goal is to develop measurement techniques to characterize the changes in thermal transport and thermal transition temperatures in polymeric … more

Renewable Polymers
Last Updated Date: 09/05/2014

Economic growth, such as that experienced in developed countries over the last century, cannot continue into the next century nor spread to less … more

Micro-rheometry
Last Updated Date: 09/04/2014

Our goal is to develop and promote the adoption of small-volume rheological methods for complex fluids including bio-fluids, suspensions and … more

Analytical Transmission Scanning Electron Microscopy
Last Updated Date: 09/02/2014

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

Marciniak Multiaxial Testing
Last Updated Date: 08/26/2014

A novel method for measuring multiaxial stress-strain curves in sheet metal has been designed based on a modified Marciniak punch stretching … 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

High-throughput (Combinatorial) "Foundry" for Inorganic Materials: "Data on Demand"
Last Updated Date: 05/21/2014

We develop combinatorial measurement methods and metrologies for the rapid generation of comprehensive and consistent datasets. Manufacturers of … more

Defect Structures and Electronic Properties of Graphene
Last Updated Date: 05/21/2014

Graphene and related materials have remarkable physical properties, such as high carrier mobilities. These properties provide many opportunities … more

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