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Xray Stress Measurement
Last Updated Date: 03/07/2013

Using X-ray diffraction techniques one can measure the full stress tensor just inside the surface of a sheet metal specimen under applied … more

Thin Film Electronics
Last Updated Date: 03/05/2013

The Thin Film Electronics Project enables the commercialization of emerging and future semiconductor electronic device technologies, such as … more

High Rate Tensile Testing
Last Updated Date: 02/24/2013

High rate tensile testing summary pending

Marciniak Multiaxial Testing
Last Updated Date: 02/24/2013

A novel method for measuring multiaxial stress-strain curves in sheet metal has been designed based on a modified Marciniak punch stretching … more

Crystal Plasticity Modeling
Last Updated Date: 02/24/2013

Crystal Plasticity Modeling calculates multiaxial mechanical constitutive behavior by treating the sample as an interacting aggregate of single … more

Cruciform Multiaxial Mechanical Testing
Last Updated Date: 02/24/2013

The cruciform mechanical test is widely used to measure the multiaxial deformation behavior of materials. Standardization of this technique would … more

Nanotechnology  for Sustainable Water and Energy
Last Updated Date: 02/06/2013

Objective We synthesize and characterize catalytic nanoparticles and nanoparticle-enhanced membranes for more efficient water treatment and … more

NIST Center for Automotive Lightweighting
Last Updated Date: 02/04/2013

Our objective is to develop the measurement methodology, standards and analysis necessary for the US auto industry and base metal suppliers to … more

Cryogenic Technologies Project
Last Updated Date: 02/04/2013

The mission of the Cryogenic Technologies Project at NIST is to conduct research in cryogenics, working with industry and other … more

Organic Electronics and Photovoltaics
Last Updated Date: 02/02/2013

Organic electronics and photovoltaic technology are reaching critical mass with the establishment of a U.S. consortium and the recent introduction … more

Membranes for Clean Water
Last Updated Date: 02/02/2013

This project provides measurement solutions that probe the surface and internal structure of polymer membranes used in water purification, and … more

AFM-Based Nanomechanics
Last Updated Date: 01/31/2013

Local mechanical-property information is essential to evaluate emerging micro- and nanoscale materials, which many manufacturers would like to … more

Charpy Verification Program
Last Updated Date: 01/31/2013

The objective of the impact verification program is to evaluate the performance of impact test machines used worldwide to qualify structural … more

Crystallographic Databases
Last Updated Date: 01/30/2013

Components and devices used in a broad spectrum of technology sectors such as health care, communications, energy and electronics are manufactured … more

Ceramic Phase Equilibrium Data
Last Updated Date: 01/30/2013

Advanced ceramics and inorganic materials are critically enabling elements in devices and systems across many technology sectors, such as … more

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