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Materials

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Plastics, carbon nanotubes, high-strength alloys, artificial bone and joint replacements are just some of the emerging materials for which NIST develops testbeds, defines benchmarks, and develops formability measurements and models.

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JARVIS-ML is a repository of machine learning (ML) model parameters, descriptors, and ML related input and target data. JARVIS-ML is a part of the NIST-JARVIS

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How the JFK Assassination Bullets Were Digitally Preserved at NIST

They were long, round-nosed rifle bullets. Their copper metal jackets had the dull color of a worn penny, giving testimony to their age. The gun-barrel rifling impressions on their sides were typical of a bullet fired from a military weapon: four grooves and the resulting ridges called lands — all these marks twisted toward the right by the barrel’s internal rifling. Alongside the bullets were
A schematic of a crystal shows electrons flowing diagonally across it and affecting a line of neodymium atoms.

Scientists Discover Crystal Exhibiting Exotic Spiral Magnetism

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Neutrons Help Measure Cell Membrane Viscosity — and Reveal Its Basis

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Spotlight: The Behavior of Polymers in Our Recycled Plastics

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