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Materials Measurement Science Division Groups

Materials for Energy and Sustainable Development Group

The Materials for Energy and Sustainable Development Group develops and disseminates measurement science, measurement standards, and measurement technology pertaining to the measurement of all functional properties of advanced materials and devices, including chemical, electrical, thermal, optical

Materials Structure and Data Group

The Materials Structure and Data Group develops and disseminates measurement science, standards, and technology for determination of the structure of advanced materials; determines, compiles, evaluates, and disseminates key data and computational tools needed to establish the relationships between

Microscopy and Microanalysis Research Group

The Group performs fundamental research and develops metrology towards the compositional and morphological characterization of materials from the mesoscale to the atomic scale using electron, ion, and photon interactions with matter; detailed measurements, comprehensive analysis and modeling, and

Nano Materials Research Group

The Nanomaterials Research Group develops innovative metrology to advance nanomaterial research and applications for the benefit of U.S. commerce. World-class measurement science is both developed and used to determine the physical and chemical properties of a wide variety of organic, inorganic

Nanomechanical Properties Group

The Nanomechanical Properties Group develops and provides mechanical measurement science, measurement standards, and measurement technology needed by U.S. industry to better apply materials and components in nanomechanical applications.

Security Technologies Group

The Security Technologies Group conducts research and develops and disseminates the measurement science to support the development of performance-based standards for and promote the advancement of the technologies used in trauma-mitigating materials and material systems, the sensing of concealed

Surface and Trace Chemical Analysis Group

The Surface and Trace Chemical Analysis Group develops, improves and standardizes analytical techniques used for the elemental, organic, isotopic, radiological, and morphological characterization of surfaces, thin films and particles. Develops novel methods of chemical analysis based on optical

Synchrotron Science Group

The Synchrotron Science Group advances X-ray measurements of materials through NIST developed and operated beamlines at the National Synchrotron Light Source II (NSLS II). Measurements are developed to support collaborative projects across NIST and the NSLS II user community. The group advances this