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Materials reliability Division FY 2004 Programs and Accomplishments



Alan F. Clark


The Materials Reliability Division mission is to develop and disseminate measurement methods and standards enhancing the quality and reliability of materials for industry. We have changed our portfolio of research projects slightly this past year, as we have found new, critical technology gaps that limit the reliable use of materials. Yet, we have maintained our competence in our core areas. Much of our research is concentrated in the NIST Strategic Focus Areas of Nanotechnology, Health Care, and Homeland Security. Our work spans a wide range of materials, and with a dimension span that extends from nanometer scale devices, carbon nanotubes, and single cells -to tall buildings, gas pipelines and bridges. For FYO4, we organized our research into the following focus areas: Materials for Micro- and Optoelectronics, Nanocharacterization, Biomaterials Metrology, and Infrastructure.
NIST Interagency/Internal Report (NISTIR) - 7125
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acoustics, biomaterials, combinatorial techniques, electromigration, electronic packaging, metals processing, metals processing, standard reference materials, thermal conductivity, tissue engineering, weld processing


Clark, A. (2004), Materials reliability Division FY 2004 Programs and Accomplishments, NIST Interagency/Internal Report (NISTIR), National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, MD, [online], (Accessed June 19, 2024)


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Created September 1, 2004, Updated January 27, 2020