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Resonating Platforms for Nanomaterial Analysis
Last Updated Date: 01/28/2015

Our goal is to develop quartz crystal microbalance (QCM) instrumentation and advanced oscillators with enhanced sensitivity to … more

Nanotube Quality Control
Last Updated Date: 01/28/2015

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

AFM-Based Nanomechanics
Last Updated Date: 01/28/2015

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

Nanoparticle Measurements and Standards for Biomedical Applications and Health
Last Updated Date: 01/22/2015

Our goal is to develop certified reference materials, standard test methods, measurements, and critical data for the physicochemical … more

Fatigue in Silicon
Last Updated Date: 01/22/2015

Our objective is to evaluate mechanisms of fatigue in bulk silicon, a material that has been traditionally considered to be immune to degradation … more

Nanoscale Mechanics by Contact Resonance Atomic Force Microscopy
Last Updated Date: 01/05/2015

Atomic force microscopy (AFM) provides unique accessibility at the nanoscale. Capabilities in terms of nanoscale mechanical property measurements … more

Strain Mapping and Simulation
Last Updated Date: 01/05/2015

We employ combined measurement and modeling to enhance understanding and capability of nanoscale strain-mapping via super-resolution confocal … more

Strain fields and phase distribution maps of indented Si
Last Updated Date: 01/05/2015

In Raman-spectroscopy enhanced IIT, an indentation device that is coupled with a Raman microscope to conduct in situ spectroscopic and optical … more

Analytical Transmission Scanning Electron Microscopy
Last Updated Date: 01/02/2015

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

Measurements for Hydrogen Storage Materials
Last Updated Date: 10/14/2014

The goal of this project is to develop the metrology necessary for rapid, high-throughput measurement of the hydrogen content of novel materials … 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

Nanotube Metrology
Last Updated Date: 10/02/2014

Nanotube metrology improvement is a significant effort in the Particles, Tubes and Colloids project dedicated to improving the measurement methods … more

SWCNT Reference Materials
Last Updated Date: 09/29/2014

Single-wall carbon nanotubes are an important class of carbon nanomaterials with significant potential for commercial applications. The National … more

COMPLETED: Nanoscale Thermal Properties Project
Last Updated Date: 09/05/2014

Our goal is to develop measurement techniques to characterize the changes in thermal transport and thermal transition temperatures in polymeric … more

Defect Structures and Electronic Properties of Graphene
Last Updated Date: 05/21/2014

Graphene and related materials have remarkable physical properties, such as high carrier mobilities. These properties provide many opportunities … more

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