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Fluid Suspensions & Emulsions
Last Updated Date: 02/06/2015

We are trying to help take colloidal rheology understanding beyond uniformly charged spheres to particles with more complex interactions, through … more

Broadband Coherent anti-Stokes Raman Spectroscopy of Thin Films
Last Updated Date: 01/23/2015

Coherent anti-Stokes Raman Scattering (CARS) is a high sensitivity alternative to conventional Raman spectroscopy. Ultrafast lasers are used to … more

Optical Characterization of Advanced Thin Films
Last Updated Date: 01/22/2015

A wide range of technologies are impacted by the performance of thin (<100 nm) layers of advanced materials. This is particularly true in the … more

Chemical Metrology for Polymers Manufacturing
Last Updated Date: 01/20/2015

Chemical metrology for polymers manufacturing is a new area of endeavor for the Chemical Sciences Division. At the outset, efforts have involved … more

Broadband CARS Microscopy
Last Updated Date: 01/14/2015

The traditional chemical labeling used in optical microscopy can alter cells and materials, thus impeding determination of their true structure, … more

Dental Materials Project
Last Updated Date: 01/14/2015

Our goal is to enable the development and manufacturing of biomaterials for oral health moving forward in 21st century by providing critical … more

Personal Body Armor
Last Updated Date: 12/05/2014

Our goal is to prevent the catastrophic failure of ballistic body armor by developing measurements and predictive models to test and determine the … more

Dimensional Metrology for Nanofabrication
Last Updated Date: 10/03/2014

Our goal is to develop measurements that quantify the shape, size, orientation, and fidelity of nanoscale patterns as a platform to quantitatively … 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

Renewable Polymers
Last Updated Date: 09/05/2014

Economic growth, such as that experienced in developed countries over the last century, cannot continue into the next century nor spread to less … more

Micro-rheometry
Last Updated Date: 09/04/2014

Our goal is to develop and promote the adoption of small-volume rheological methods for complex fluids including bio-fluids, suspensions and … more

3D Tissue Scaffolds
Last Updated Date: 05/15/2014

Our goal is to develop advanced measurement tools and standards for measuring scaffold properties and their impact on biological response.  

Membranes for Clean Water
Last Updated Date: 04/18/2014

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