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DNA Origami for Precise Manufacturing of Nanoscale Structures
Last Updated Date: 06/28/2013

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

Advanced Materials Characterization
Last Updated Date: 11/16/2012

The Chemical Sciences Division supports the characterization of new, diverse, and technological critical materials. The constant evolution of … more

Fusion Wall Development Research by Neutron Depth Profiling
Last Updated Date: 11/16/2012

In an inertial fusion energy (IFE) reactor, the plasma-facing surface of the chamber, the first wall, is subjected to high doses of light ions and … more

Nanotube Quality Control
Last Updated Date: 11/13/2012

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

Fundamental Chemical Metrology
Last Updated Date: 10/22/2012

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

Chemical/Biochemical Microsensor Science
Last Updated Date: 10/02/2012

The Process Sensing Group at NIST is investigating a range of fundamental and technological issues related to next-generation chemical and … more

Coupling Nanowire Chemisresistors with MEMS Microhotplate Gas Sensing Platforms
Last Updated Date: 10/02/2012

Recent advances in nanotechnology have yielded materials and structures that offer great potential for improving the sensitivity, selectivity, … more

Determinations of Boron Deposit Quality by Neutron Depth Profiling
Last Updated Date: 10/01/2012

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

Theory and Modeling of Materials for Renewable Energy
Last Updated Date: 07/12/2012

Renewable energy sources such as solar energy are attractive alternatives to fossil fuels because of their abundant supply and pollution-free power … more

Infrared Imaging Beyond the Diffraction Limit
Last Updated Date: 07/09/2012

There are a variety of tools for characterizing nanoscale morphology and structure, such as scanning probe, scanning electron, and transmission … more

Quantum Conductance Project/Graphene-Based Quantum Metrology
Last Updated Date: 10/03/2011

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

Fabrication and Metrology of Novel Magnetic Tunnel Junctions in the Ultra-thin Barrier Limit
Last Updated Date: 10/20/2010

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

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