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Materials Reliability 1998 Programs and Accomplishments



H I. McHenry, Thomas A. Siewert


The Materials Reliability Division develops measurement technologies which enable the producers and users of materials to improve the quality and reliability of their products. Measurement technologies are developed for process control to improve the quality and consistency of materials, for nondestructive evaluation to assure quality of finished materials and products and for materials evaluation to assure reliable performance. Within these broad areas of measurement technology, the Division has focused its resources on three research themes.Intelligent Processing of Materials: To develop on-line sensors for measuring the materials characteristics and/or processing conditions needed for real time process control.Ultrasonic Characterization of Materials: To develop on-line ultrasonic measurements for characterizing internal geometry of materials, such as defects, microstructures and lattice distortions.Micrometer-Scale Measurements for Materials Evaluation: To develop measurement techniques for evaluating the mechanical, thermal and magnetic behavior of thin films and coatings at the appropriate size scale.
NIST Interagency/Internal Report (NISTIR) - 6248
Report Number


Intelligent Processing of Materials, micrometer-scale measurements, microstructures, ultrasonic characterization of materials


McHenry, H. and Siewert, T. (1999), Materials Reliability 1998 Programs and Accomplishments, NIST Interagency/Internal Report (NISTIR), National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, MD (Accessed June 17, 2024)


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Created January 1, 1999, Updated October 16, 2008