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Composition & structure

News and Updates

NIST AI System Discovers New Material

When the words “artificial intelligence” (AI) come to mind, your first thoughts may be of super-smart computers, or robots that perform tasks without needing

Projects and Programs

NCNR DAC and CCUS efforts

Ongoing
Overview Capture of carbon dioxide from the air (direct air capture; DAC) combined with energy efficiency and carbon capture, utilization and storage (CCUS)

Microplastic and Nanoplastic Metrology

Ongoing
The mission of the Micro and Nanoplastic (MNP) Metrology Project is to assist regulators in assessing the human health and environmental risks associated with

Computational Tools for Materials Design

Ongoing
Computational materials design requires a variety of tools to model processing-structure-property relationships across a range of time and length scales. This

Publications

Software

NIST DTSA-II

NIST DTSA-II builds on the best available algorithms in the literature to simulate, quantify and plan energy dispersive x-ray analysis measurements.

RMCPROFILE

RMCProfile is a free software package (developed as a collaborative effort between scientists at several institutions including NIST), that can fit

Tools and Instruments

Focused Ion Beam (Helios 660)

The Helios 660 NanoLab(HNL660) is a Focused Ion Beam Scanning Electron Microscope equipped with spectroscopic detectors to allow elemental and phase

Focused Ion Beam

The Nova NanoLab 600 (NNL600) is a Focused Ion Beam Scanning Electron Microscope equipped with spectroscopic detectors to allow elemental and phase measurements

Analytical Electron Microscope

The Titan 80-300 is a transmission electron microscope (TEM) equipped with spectroscopic detectors to allow chemical, elemental, and other analytical

Awards

Vivek M. Prabhu Named APS Fellow

For fundamental insight into the chain conformation, structure, phase separation, and interfaces of polyelectrolytes enabled by light and

Mark Stoudt Named ASM Fellow

For outstanding contributions to the scientific understanding of the structure-property relationships of additively manufactured alloys and