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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

DFT repositories and informatics
Last Updated Date: 07/18/2013

Reproducibility and reuse play fundamental roles in the development of science. With the growth of computational power and tools, simulated … more

Materials Codes and Standards for Hydrogen Distribution
Last Updated Date: 07/08/2013

The goal of this project is to enable the development of a scientific and technical infrastructure for the safe and efficient use of hydrogen as a … more

Nanoplasmonics and Three-Dimensional Plasmonic Metamaterials
Last Updated Date: 06/28/2013

Metamaterials are tailor-made photonic composites--combinations of materials designed to achieve optical properties not seen in nature. The … more

Theory of Spin Transfer Torque
Last Updated Date: 06/28/2013

The working of countless electronic devices involves electric and magnetic effects interacting within nanostructured materials. In the phenomenon … more

Nanomagnet Dynamics
Last Updated Date: 05/10/2013

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

Measuring Topological Insulator Surface State Properties
Last Updated Date: 04/26/2013

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

Magnetic Nanostructures for Post-Complimentary Metal-Oxide Semiconductor (CMOS) Electronics
Last Updated Date: 04/10/2013

Just as integrated electronic circuits continue to pack on more and ever tinier components, so magnetic technologies for data storage and other … more

Theory of Transport in Graphene
Last Updated Date: 03/21/2013

Graphene, a single layer of carbon atoms, is one of the most likely materials to produce the next breakthrough in the electronics industry.  Ideal … more

Nanocalorimetry Measurements
Last Updated Date: 03/15/2013

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

AFM-Based Nanomechanics
Last Updated Date: 01/31/2013

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

Thin Film and Interconnect Reliability
Last Updated Date: 01/04/2013

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

Thermodynamic & Kinetic Data for Sustainable Energy
Last Updated Date: 10/05/2012

Industry needs thermodynamic and kinetic data for the development of new materials for sustainable energy applications; expanded and new databases … more

Magnetic Imaging
Last Updated Date: 10/02/2012

Our goal is to develop a real-time magnetic domain imaging system and apply it to technologically important systems, including data-storage and … more

Metrics for Reactive Wetting in Complex Systems
Last Updated Date: 10/02/2012

For processes involving wetting between two materials, classically defined metrics such as surface or interface energy and contact angle are only … more

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