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Combinatorial Methods at NIST



Alamgir Karim, Eric J. Amis


New, more complex materials are increasingly in demand for applications in biotechnology, microelectronics and nanotechnology. The use of combinatorial methods -- which comprise a special set of tools and techniques -- enables scientists to conduct many experiments on many materials at the same time. The National Institute of Standrds and Technology is using the this methodology to learn more about materials and their structure, properties and processing, data which can help manufacturers accelerate the development of new materials. This brochure is an overview of the combinatorial chemistry and materials science in the Measurements and Standards Laboratory at NIST.
NIST Interagency/Internal Report (NISTIR) - 6730
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combinatorial methods, high-throughput characterization, informatics, library preparation, materials characterization, polymer properties


Karim, A. and Amis, E. (2001), Combinatorial Methods at NIST, NIST Interagency/Internal Report (NISTIR), National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, MD, [online], (Accessed April 17, 2024)
Created January 1, 2001, Updated October 16, 2008