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Guidelines for Enhancing Solar Cells Using Surface Plasmon Polaritons
Release Date: 08/15/2014

Researchers from the NIST Center for Nanoscale Science and Technology (CNST) have established guidelines for using surface plasmon polaritons … more

Fill ‘er Up: NIST Develops Prototype Meter Test for Hydrogen Refueling Stations
Release Date: 07/21/2014

To support the fair sale of gaseous hydrogen as a vehicle fuel, researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have … more

NIST Test House Exceeds Goal; Ends Year with Energy to Spare
Release Date: 07/01/2014

The net-zero energy test house at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) in suburban Washington, D.C., not only … more

Accelerating Green Technology Transfer to Impact American Lives
Release Date: 06/17/2014

White House Office of Science and Technology Policy Blog Post by Colleen V. Chien, senior advisor to the Chief Technology Officer, Intellectual … more

Countdown to Net Zero: NIST Test House Pursues Energy Surplus in Final Month
Release Date: 06/02/2014

Heading into the final stretch of a year-long trial run, the experimental net-zero energy house at the National Institute of Standards and … more

Novel NIST Laser System Mimics Sunlight to Test Solar Cell Efficiency
Release Date: 05/28/2014

Researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have developed a laser-based instrument that generates artificial … more

MML Researcher R. Joseph Kline Receives Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers
Release Date: 01/15/2014

Material Measurement Laboratory researcher R. Joseph Kline was recently named among the 102 recipients of the Presidential Early Career Awards for … more

Characterizing Solar Cells with Nanoscale Precision Using a Low-Energy Electron Beam
Release Date: 12/04/2013

Electron beam induced current (red) superimposed on a scanning electron micrograph (gray). Bright contrast in the vicinity of grain boundaries more

NIST Demonstrates Significant Improvement in the Performance of Solar-Powered Hydrogen Generation
Release Date: 05/14/2013

Using a powerful combination of microanalytic techniques that simultaneously image photoelectric current and chemical reaction rates across a … more

Researchers Determine Critical Factors for Improving Performance of a Solar Fuel Catalyst
Release Date: 10/03/2012

False-color scanning electron micrographs of cross-sectioned hematite films grown by sputter deposition and then annealed at two different … more

NIST Measurement Advance Could Speed Innovation in Solar Devices
Release Date: 07/25/2012

A new versatile measurement system devised by researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) accurately and quickly … more

NIST Hydrogen Fuel Materials Test Facility Starts Delivering Data
Release Date: 05/15/2012

Researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have published their first archival paper based on data from the … more

NIST Measurements May Help Optimize Organic Solar Cells
Release Date: 03/06/2012

Organic solar cells may be a step closer to market because of measurements taken at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and … more

Iron ‘Veins’ Are Secret of Promising New Hydrogen Storage Material
Release Date: 08/30/2011

With a nod to biology, scientists at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have a new approach to the problem of safely … more

Solar Cell Technology Opportunities: Looking To a Bright, Sunny Future
Release Date: 04/26/2011

What are the major technology challenges to future growth in the solar-cell industry? Where are the big-bang-for-the-buck R&D investment … more

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