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Fluctuations and Nanoscale Control Software
Last Updated Date: 04/14/2013

MATLAB Software [1-2] developed and referenced within Fluctuations and Nanoscale Control projects are available for download from this page. If you … more

Metrology for Advanced Bioelectronics
Last Updated Date: 04/11/2013

We are developing electronic chip-based technology for DNA and protein analysis for industry. This research will help revolutionize health care, … more

CMOS Device and Reliability
Last Updated Date: 04/11/2013

The CMOS Device and Reliability Project will develop advanced metrology tools to enable high performance CMOS (Complementary Metal Oxide … more

Measuring Light-Matter Interactions in Chip-Based Optical Cavities
Last Updated Date: 04/11/2013

Measuring interactions between light and matter has both fundamental and practical importance. For example, lasers have had a profound influence … 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

Structure, Defects, and Scattering in Graphene
Last Updated Date: 04/10/2013

Since its discovery, graphene, a single atomic sheet of carbon atoms, has become a leading contender to be a key building-block material for … more

Nanoelectronic Device Metrology
Last Updated Date: 04/09/2013

The Nanoelectronic Device Metrology (NEDM) project is developing the measurement science infrastructure that will enable emerging “Beyond-CMOS” … 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

Nanotribology for Nanomanufacturing
Last Updated Date: 03/20/2013

Tribology is the science and technology of interacting surfaces in relative motion and includes studies of friction, adhesion, lubrication, and … more

Nanoparticle Measurements and Standards for Biomedical Applications and Health
Last Updated Date: 03/15/2013

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

Scanning Probe Microscopy Measurements and Standards
Last Updated Date: 03/15/2013

Our goal is to develop standard reference materials and quantitative, reproducible, measurement methods and protocols for scanning probe … more

Nanoscale Stress Measurements and Standards
Last Updated Date: 03/15/2013

Our objective is to develop accurate measurement methods for the nanoscale stress distributions and surface defects that control device … more

Nanoscale Strength Measurements and Standards
Last Updated Date: 03/15/2013

To develop new mechanical test structures and methodologies based on microelectromechanical and nanoelectromechanical systems (MEMS and NEMS) … more

Connecting Thermodynamic and Dynamic Properties of Bulk and Confined Fluids
Last Updated Date: 02/13/2013

It is well known that the physical properties of a fluid can change profoundly, and often non-trivially, when placed in a confined environment. … more

Nanotechnology for Sustainable Water and Energy
Last Updated Date: 02/06/2013

Objective We synthesize and characterize catalytic nanoparticles and nanoparticle-enhanced membranes for more efficient water treatment and … more

nanotubes
Scanning electron microscope image of typical titania nanotubes for a photocatalytic cell to produce hydrogen gas from water.
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