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Nanoplasmonics and Three-Dimensional Plasmonic Metamaterials
Last Updated Date: 07/20/2015

Metamaterials are tailor-made photonic composites--combinations of materials designed to achieve optical properties not seen in nature. The … more

DNA Origami for Precise Manufacturing of Nanoscale Structures
Last Updated Date: 07/20/2015

Over the past decade nanoscale science has produced varied and fascinating nanostructures with an extraordinary range of interesting and useful … more

Control of Magnetic Nanoparticles for Nanoscale Manipulation of Fluids and Materials (Archived)
Last Updated Date: 07/20/2015

Scientists and engineers currently have a growing library of synthetic microscale and nanoscale swimmers which affect the hydrodynamics of their … more

Fabrication and Metrology of Novel Magnetic Tunnel Junctions in the Ultra-thin Barrier Limit
Last Updated Date: 07/07/2015

Magnetic tunnel junctions, nanostructured by highly charged ions, are being probed and characterized to establish the foundation for novel … more

Thin Film Electronics
Last Updated Date: 06/30/2015

The Thin Film Electronics Project develops rigorous measurements and methodology needed for continued U.S. leadership in manufacturing and … more

Light-matter Interactions in Semiconductor Nanostructures
Last Updated Date: 06/03/2015

The quantum optics of light interacting with semiconductor-based nanostructures is being studied to extend concepts of entanglement and coherence … more

Quantum Conductance
Last Updated Date: 05/28/2015

Graphene, discovered in 2004, has truly extraordinary electronic properties that enable new approaches in many areas where conventional materials … more

Fundamental Chemical Metrology
Last Updated Date: 05/18/2015

The Chemical Sciences Division serves as the Nation’s reference laboratory for chemical compositional measurements and standards to enhance U.S. … more

Determinations of Boron Deposit Quality by Neutron Depth Profiling
Last Updated Date: 03/18/2015

Straw detectors are a new concept in position-sensitive neutron detectors recently developed by Proportion Technology Inc. The detectors are … more

A New SRM for Better Beryllium Safety
Last Updated Date: 03/18/2015

Beryllium exposure poses a significant health risk, and a new SRM has been developed to enhance beryllium safety in the workplace. SRM 1877 … more

Regenerative Medicine
Last Updated Date: 03/17/2015

Our goal is to develop advanced measurement tools and standards for measuring scaffold properties and their impact on biological response.  

Nanomagnetic Imaging
Last Updated Date: 02/25/2015

The microscopic arrangement of the magnetic structure within a thin metal film plays a fundamental role in many technological applications ranging … more

Theory of Spin Transfer Torque
Last Updated Date: 02/23/2015

The working of countless electronic devices involves electric and magnetic effects interacting within nanostructured materials. In the phenomenon … more

Nanomagnet Dynamics
Last Updated Date: 02/18/2015

We develop methods and facilities for measuring magnetization dynamics in magnetic nanostructures with a particular emphasis on the emerging needs … more

Validation of Density Functional Theory for Materials
Last Updated Date: 02/03/2015

Density functional theory (DFT) is the workhorse of modern quantum mechanics calculations of molecular and periodic structures. Countless studies … more

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