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Review of the Bureau of Reclamation's Corrosion Prevention Standards for Ductile Iron Pipe

Ductile iron pipe (DIP) was introduced about 50 years ago as a more economical and better-performing product for water transmission and distribution. As with iron or steel pipes, DIP is subject to corrosion, the rate of which depends on the ...

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Frontiers in Crystalline Matter:From Discovery to Technology

For much of the past 60 years, the U.S. research community dominated the discovery of new crystalline materials and the growth of large single crystals, placing the country at the forefront of fundamental advances in condensed-matter sciences and fueling the ...

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Assessment of Corrosion Education

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Integrated Computational Materials Engineering: A Transformational Discipline for Improved Competitiveness and National Security

Integrated computational materials engineering (ICME) is an emerging discipline that can accelerate materials development and unify design and manufacturing. Developing ICME is a grand challenge that could provide significant economic benefit. To help develop a strategy for development of this ...

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Proceedings of a Workshop on Materials State Awareness

In order to ensure effective military operations and continued warfighter safety, the functionality and integrity of the equipment used must also be ensured. For the past several years, the Nondestructive Evaluation Branch at the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) has ...

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Managing Materials for a Twenty-first Century Military

Since 1939, the U.S. government, using the National Defense Stockpile (NDS), has been stockpiling critical strategic materials for national defense. The economic and national security environments, however, have changed significantly from the time the NDS was created. Current threats are ...

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The National Science Foundation's Materials Research Science and Engineering Centers Program: Looking Back, Moving Forward

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A Path to the Next Generation of U.S. Banknotes: Keeping Them Real

The rapid pace at which digital printing is advancing is posing a very serious challenge to the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Bureau of Printing (BEP). The BEP needs to stay ahead of the evolving counterfeiting threats to U.S. currency. ...

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Proceedings of the Materials Forum 2007: Corrosion Education for the 21st Century

The U.S. industrial complex and its associated infrastructure are essential to the nation's quality of life, its industrial productivity, international competitiveness, and security. Each component of the infrastructure—such as highways, airports, water supply, waste treatment, energy supply, and power generation—represents ...

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Advanced Research Instrumentation and Facilities

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