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MSEL 2003 Programs and Accomplishments: Materials Reliability



James A. St Pierre


The Materials Reliability Division mission is to develop and disseminate measurement methods and standards enhancing the quality and reliability of materials for industry. Our portfolio of research projects has changed again this past year, as we continue to discover and address critical technology gaps that limit the reliable use of materials. The ability to grow in new directions is a testament to our dedicated staff; demonstrating their willingness to take risks in exploring new areas. Currently, our work spans a wide range of materials, and with a dimension span that extends from the nano scale to tall buildings, gas pipelines and bridges. For FY03, we organized our research into the following focus areas: Materials for Micro- and Optoelectronics; Infrastructure and Nanocharacterization.
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acoustics, biomaterials, combinatorial techniques, electromigration, electronic packaging, metals processing, thermal conductivity, tissue engineering, weld processing


St Pierre, J. (2008), MSEL 2003 Programs and Accomplishments: Materials Reliability, NIST Interagency/Internal Report (NISTIR), National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, MD (Accessed April 17, 2024)
Created October 16, 2008