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Nanocalorimetry Measurements
Last Updated Date: 12/01/2014

To develop nanocalorimetry as a method for measuring heats of reaction of nanoscale samples with nanojoule sensitivity in order to detect … 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

AFM-Based Nanomechanics
Last Updated Date: 12/01/2014

Local mechanical-property information is essential to evaluate emerging micro- and nanoscale materials, which many manufacturers would like to … more

Microsystems for Harsh Environment Testing
Last Updated Date: 12/01/2014

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

Tracking Nanoparticles as Optical Indicators of Device Dynamics
Last Updated Date: 10/21/2014

Nanofabricated and microfabricated devices, ranging from nanomotors propelled by ultrasound to microelectromechanical systems (MEMS), can move in … more

Measuring Topological Insulator Surface State Properties
Last Updated Date: 10/03/2014

The transmission of information in today’s electronics requires the movement of electrical charge, which expends energy and generates heat, … more

Nanomagnet Dynamics
Last Updated Date: 10/03/2014

We develop techniques for measuring magnetization dynamics in magnetic nanostructures with a particular emphasis on the emerging needs of future … more

Lead-Free Solder
Last Updated Date: 09/23/2014

Solder and solderability are increasingly tenuous links in microelectronics assembly as a consequence of ever shrinking chip and package … more

Analytical Transmission Scanning Electron Microscopy
Last Updated Date: 09/02/2014

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

Materials Informatics
Last Updated Date: 06/15/2014

 The Materials Genome Initiative will create a new era of materials innovation that will serve as a foundation for strengthening domestic … more

Mechanical Performance - Extreme Conditions
Last Updated Date: 04/17/2014

This project provides property data, metrology, and standard test methods for materials systems under extreme conditions for areas critical to US … more

Magnetic Nanostructures for post-CMOS Electronics
Last Updated Date: 04/17/2014

Our goal is to address the metrology of magnetic effects at the nanoscale level. Nanomagnet arrays form the basis for major data storage … more

Magnetic Nanoparticle Metrology
Last Updated Date: 04/17/2014

We are developing best practice metrology for characterization of magnetic nanoparticle systems (e.g. blocking temperature, anisotropy, property … more

Microscopy Methods
Last Updated Date: 04/17/2014

This project is developing means of quantitatively measuring chemical distributions in three dimensions at the nanometer scale in materials with … more

Physical Infrastructure: Connections
Last Updated Date: 04/17/2014

Using a complementary approach of experimental measurements and detailed finite element analysis, we will develop more realistic yet … more

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