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Metals

News and Updates

Coining Less Expensive Currency

Nickels are ubiquitous in American life, tumbling around in pockets, rolling under car seats, and emerging from the back

True as Steel

NIST helps to ensure the quality of steel, one of the most widely traded commodities on the planet. The Material

Projects and Programs

Nanomagnet Dynamics

We develop methods and facilities for measuring magnetization dynamics in magnetic nanostructures with a particular emphasis on the emerging needs of future

Charpy Machine Verification Program

The objective of the NIST Charpy Machine Verification Program is to evaluate the performance of impact test machines used worldwide to qualify structural steels

Publications

Transgranular Cracking in a Liquid Zn Embrittled High Strength Steel

Author(s)
Diptak Bhattacharya, Lawrence Cho, Ellen Van der Aa, Hassan Ghassemi-Armaki, Andreas Pichler, Kip O. Findley, John G. Speer
Intergranular Zn-assisted liquid metal embrittlement (LME) cracks have been frequently reported in steels, involving austenite grain boundary penetration of

Software

HolograFREE

An electron hologram is a fringe modulated image containing the amplitude and phase information of an electron transparent object. The HolograFREE routines

Tools and Instruments

X-ray Absorption Fine Structure (XAFS)

The XAFS station uses a tunable, monochromatic, and moderately high energy X-ray beam (4.5 keV to 23.5 keV) for X-ray absorption spectroscopy measurements. The

Nanocalorimeter Measurement System

This Nanocalorimeter Measurement System is used for nanocalorimetry measurements at fast heating rates (100 °C/s to 100,000 °C/s) and measurements of samples

Synchrotron X-ray Diffraction (XRD)

The X-ray diffraction (XRD) end station measures constructive interference of the x-ray wave with repeating atomic and interfacial structure in materials. At

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