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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

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

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.  

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

Nanotechnology for Sustainable Water and Energy
Last Updated Date: 01/28/2015

Objective We synthesize and characterize catalytic nanoparticles and nanoparticle-enhanced membranes for more efficient water treatment and … more

Cryogenic Technologies Project
Last Updated Date: 01/28/2015

The mission of the Cryogenic Technologies Project at NIST is to conduct research in cryogenics, working with industry and other government … more

Bridge Safety
Last Updated Date: 01/28/2015

Our goal is to guide improvement in construction codes for both rehabilitated and new structures. Destructive and nondestructive data will allow … more

Resonating Platforms for Nanomaterial Analysis
Last Updated Date: 01/28/2015

Our goal is to develop quartz crystal microbalance (QCM) instrumentation and advanced oscillators with enhanced sensitivity to … more

Microsystems for Harsh Environment Testing
Last Updated Date: 01/28/2015

Our goal is to develop and demonstrate a MEMS-based methodology for evaluating time-dependent mechanical properties of materials that undergo … more

Pipeline Safety
Last Updated Date: 01/28/2015

Our goal is to provide standard test methods and critical data to the pipeline industry to improve safety and reliability. Of particular interest … more

Nanotube Quality Control
Last Updated Date: 01/28/2015

Our goal is to develop new methods to rapidly screen bulk carbon nanotubes for chemical purity and homogeneity. The different synthesis routes … more

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