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Thin Film and Nanostructure Processing Group


The Thin Film and Nanostructure Processing Group is one of seven groups that comprise the Material Measurement Laboratory’s Materials Science and Engineering Division. The Group studies the processing and characterization of materials at dimensions where internal and external interfaces substantially impact their properties, with the intent of advancing measurement science, standards, and technology needed by U.S. industry.

Group Competence

Deposition of thin films
Electrodeposition of metals and alloys
Evaporation of thin films and alloys
Growth of nanowires and creation of devices
• Gallium-nitride and wide bandgap nanowires
• Silicon and germanium nanowires
Measurements for evaluation of hydrogen in materials
Development of microscopy methods
Measurements of stress in thin films
Standard Reference Materials