NIST is working to build the materials innovation infrastructure in support of the Administration's Materials Genome Initiative.
On July 15, 2013, NIST held a webinar about the Center of Excellence Program, that included its connection to the MGI. A copy of the slides can be viewed here and an archived version of the webinar is available online here. If you have further questions, contact Jason Averill.
Typical BCARS composite image of a polyethylene blend taken at NIST showing circular polarization response.
Scanning tunneling microscope image shows ultrathin film layer of platinum deposited on gold.
The Problem: Finding a New Material is Complex, Expensive and Time-Consuming
Today, the discovery and optimization of new materials for innovative products is a time-consuming and laborious process, as much a craft practiced by skilled artisans as a science. Expensive trial-and-error-based experimentation is a highly inefficient way to screen potential candidates for a desired new application. Read more...
Dr. James A. Warren
Technical Program Director for Materials Genomics
Material Measurement Laboratory
National Institute of Standards and Technology