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NIST Combinatorial Methods Center, July 10, 2001: Meeting Proceedings



A Sehgal, Alamgir Karim, Eric J. Amis


The meeting showcased combinatorial research and methods development at NIST as applied to materials science problems. The Combinatorial Methodology is a set of tools and techniques the chemicals and materials science communities will use to accelerate the processes by which knowledge is discovered and products and processes are developed to meet the advanced materials needs of the 21st century. It uses a large number of carefully designed, multi-dimensional experiments that may be performed rapidly or in parallel, on a miniaturized scale with automated instrumentation. The effectiveness of the methodology having been demonstrated for the drug discovery and the genome sequencing programs, our goal is to extend the methodology to materials research in service to NIST programs, e.g. polymer, metal, and ceramic films and coatings, biomaterials, flame retardants, electronic and optical materials. With this objective the NIST Combinatorial Methods Center is conceived as a multidisciplinary and multilevel consortium to establish infrastructure focused on selected research topics involving industry, university, and national laboratories. We use NIST measurement and standards expertise to provide tools, validate methodology, assess uncertainties, provide standard reference materials and produce data libraries. This meeting evinced keen interest from industry and outlined the organizational structure from multiple levels of industrial participation in the Center. This compilation of the proceedings of the meeting defines the initial technical areas of research at NIST, and seeks to promote development and dissemination of combinatorial measurement methods for materials science.
NIST Interagency/Internal Report (NISTIR) - 6804
Report Number


combinatorial material science, high-throughput, industrial partnership, informatics, libraries, NIST Center


Sehgal, A. , Karim, A. and Amis, E. (2008), NIST Combinatorial Methods Center, July 10, 2001: Meeting Proceedings, NIST Interagency/Internal Report (NISTIR), National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, MD (Accessed May 20, 2024)


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