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CNST Releases the Summer 2012 Edition of The CNST News
Release Date: 08/08/2012

The NIST Center for Nanoscale Science and Technology (CNST) is pleased to announce the release of the summer 2012 edition of The CNST News. This … more

Researchers Track Nanoparticle Dynamics in Three Dimensions
Release Date: 08/01/2012

Researchers from the NIST Center for Nanoscale Science and Technology have used three-dimensional single-particle tracking to measure the dynamic … more

Researchers Demonstrate and Explain Surface Conduction in a Topological Insulator
Release Date: 07/11/2012

Researchers at the University of Maryland and the NIST Center for Nanoscale Science and Technology have for the first time experimentally … more

'Tuning' Graphene Drums Might Turn Conductors to Semiconductors
Release Date: 06/27/2012

Tightening or relaxing the tension on a drumhead will change the way the drum sounds. The same goes for drumheads made from graphene, only instead … more

Not-So-Precious: Stripping Gold From AFM Probes Allows Better Measurement of Picoscale Forces
Release Date: 06/27/2012

Gold is not necessarily precious—at least not as a coating on atomic force microscope (AFM) probes. Artist's conception of JILA's advance in … more

Shaffique Adam Receives Singapore National Research Foundation Fellowship
Release Date: 06/27/2012

In July, Shaffique Adam will join the inaugural faculty of Yale-NUS College as an Assistant Professor of Science, with a joint appointment in the … more

Graphene Drumheads Tuned to Make Quantum Dots
Release Date: 06/21/2012

NIST researchers showed that straining graphene membrane creates pseudomagnetic fields that confines the graphene's electrons and creates … more

CNST Releases the Spring 2012 Edition of The CNST News
Release Date: 05/25/2012

The NIST Center for Nanoscale Science and Technology (CNST) is pleased to announce the release of the spring 2012 edition of The CNST News. This … more

Spin Polarized Supercurrents Optimized with a Simple Flip
Release Date: 05/11/2012

Using SEMPA, the magnetic structures in the top and bottom layers of a cobalt-ruthenium-cobalt sandwich contained within a superconducting device … more

In-Situ Observations Reveal How Nanoparticle Catalysts Lower Operating Temperatures in Fuel Cells
Release Date: 04/10/2012

Researchers from the NIST Center for Nanoscale Science and Technology and Arizona State University have used environmental transmission electron … more

Nanoscale Magnetic Media Diagnostics by Rippling Spin Waves
Release Date: 04/03/2012

Memory devices based on magnetism are one of the core technologies of the computing industry, and engineers are working to develop new forms of … more

Researchers Validate Simplified Lateral Force Calibration Technique for Atomic Force Microscopy
Release Date: 03/28/2012

In the diamagnetic lateral force calibration method, an AFM cantilever (shown here is a NIST HammerHead cantilever) presses against the surface of … more

'Nanoslinky': A Novel Nanofluidic Technology for DNA Manipulation and Measurement
Release Date: 03/20/2012

Remember Slinky®, the coiled metal spring that “walks” down stairs with just a push, momentum and gravity? Researchers at the National Institute … more

Combining Centuries-Old Mathematical Theorems Provides an Efficient Approach for Characterizing the Shape of Nanoparticles
Release Date: 03/14/2012

Gregg Gallatin, a researcher at the NIST Center for Nanoscale Science and Technology , has shown that combining a nineteenth century flux theorem … more

The Shape of Things to Come: NIST Probes the Promise of Nanomanufacturing Using DNA Origami
Release Date: 03/06/2012

In recent years, scientists have begun to harness DNA’s powerful molecular machinery to build artificial structures at the nanoscale using the … more

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