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Broadband CARS Microscopy
Last Updated Date: 01/14/2015

The traditional chemical labeling used in optical microscopy can alter cells and materials, thus impeding determination of their true structure, … more

Dental Materials Project
Last Updated Date: 01/14/2015

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

Quantum Conductance Project/Graphene-Based Quantum Metrology
Last Updated Date: 01/14/2015

The goal of the Quantum Conductance Project is to develop graphene metrology for intrinsic electrical standards, specifically … more

Superconductor Electromechanics
Last Updated Date: 01/14/2015

The program measures the critical current of superconductor wires as a function of magnetic field, temperature, and mechanical strain, and … more

Nanoscale Mechanics by Contact Resonance Atomic Force Microscopy
Last Updated Date: 01/05/2015

Atomic force microscopy (AFM) provides unique accessibility at the nanoscale. Capabilities in terms of nanoscale mechanical property measurements … more

Strain Mapping and Simulation
Last Updated Date: 01/05/2015

We employ combined measurement and modeling to enhance understanding and capability of nanoscale strain-mapping via super-resolution confocal … more

Strain fields and phase distribution maps of indented Si
Last Updated Date: 01/05/2015

In Raman-spectroscopy enhanced IIT, an indentation device that is coupled with a Raman microscope to conduct in situ spectroscopic and optical … more

Analytical Transmission Scanning Electron Microscopy
Last Updated Date: 01/02/2015

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

Charpy Verification Program
Last Updated Date: 12/18/2014

The objective of the impact verification program is to evaluate the performance of impact test machines used worldwide to qualify structural … more

Resonating Platforms for Nanomaterial Analysis
Last Updated Date: 12/16/2014

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

Advanced Materials Metrology
Last Updated Date: 12/12/2014

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

Quantum Materials and Devices
Last Updated Date: 12/11/2014

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

Personal Body Armor
Last Updated Date: 12/05/2014

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

Bioimaging
Last Updated Date: 12/01/2014

Our goal is to develop methods and materials for imaging-based characterization of molecular signatures that occur during cellular proliferation, … more

Thin Film and Interconnect Reliability
Last Updated Date: 12/01/2014

This project, now concluded, developed methods to evaluate the reliability of thin films and interconnects in their as-manufactured states. Such … more

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