above 1500 degrees Celsius. Corrosive gases. Supersonic
speeds. These are some of the harsh conditions that
advanced aerospace materials must survive. NIST conducts
studies ranging from the basic science of alloy solidification
to the development of durability tests for ceramic coatings
on jet turbine blades.
goal is to keep the field moving forward by developing
the measurement methods and processes needed to improve
the quality and performance of new aerospace products.