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Fundamentals of Deformation
Last Updated Date: 04/16/2014

This project provides new measurement methods, property data and simulations for areas critical to US manufacturing, describing the mechanisms … more

Semiconductor Nanowire Metrology: Electronics, Photonics, and Sensors
Last Updated Date: 04/16/2014

In this project, we are developing metrology needed for the synthesis, processing, and characterization of semiconductor nanowire structures to … more

Nanostructure Fabrication Processes
Last Updated Date: 04/16/2014

In this project we are developing in situ measurements relevant to the electrochemical fabrication, processing, and application of nanostructured … more

Cruciform Multiaxial Mechanical Testing
Last Updated Date: 04/16/2014

The cruciform mechanical test is widely used to measure the multiaxial deformation behavior of materials. Standardization of this technique would … more

Crystal Plasticity Modeling
Last Updated Date: 04/16/2014

Crystal Plasticity Modeling calculates multiaxial mechanical constitutive behavior by treating the sample as an interacting aggregate of single … more

Protein Preservation
Last Updated Date: 04/16/2014

Our goal is to address critical measurement issues that exist regarding chemical and physical stability of biomacromolecules (proteins and DNA) in … more

Nanoparticle Assembly
Last Updated Date: 04/16/2014

Our goal is to develop a platform for in situ measurements of the directed assembly of complex solutions of nanoscale building blocks (NBB)s into … more

Hardness Standardization
Last Updated Date: 02/03/2014

Our objective is to standardize and improve hardness measurement both in the U.S. and internationally. NIST is the U.S. National Metrology … more

FiPy-CTCMS
Last Updated Date: 09/04/2013

FiPy is an open software framework, designed to facilitate sharing of simulation codes for microstructural evolution in support of the Materials … more

Gamma-Gamma Prime Cobalt Superalloys
Last Updated Date: 07/24/2013

The development of a materials innovation infrastructure (MII) that will enable rapid and significant reductions in the development time for new … more

µMAG: Micromagnetic Modeling Activity Group
Last Updated Date: 07/23/2013

Micromagnetics concerns the patterns of magnetization that arise in materials on the scale of nanometers.  Understanding these structures is key … more

Advanced Composites MGI Program
Last Updated Date: 07/18/2013

The development of new materials for diverse applications relating to the development of new energy sources, more efficient homes, autos, and … more

Validation: Coevolved Experimentation and Computation at the Nanoscale
Last Updated Date: 07/18/2013

The increased speed and increased size of datasets implemented in modern computational systems has enabled the size scale of models of materials … more

Atomistic Potentials and the Future of Nanomaterials Metrology
Last Updated Date: 07/18/2013

As part of NIST's response to the Materials Genome Initiative (MGI), this project provides resources to address some of the challenges to the … more

Concurrent Experiments and Simulations of Zinc Oxide Nanowires
Last Updated Date: 07/18/2013

As part of NIST's response to the Materials Genome Initiative (MGI), this project seeks to unite contact-resonance atomic force microscopy and … more

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