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Defect in Graphene May Present Bouquet of Possibilities
Release Date: 05/24/2011

Flower-like defects in graphene can occur during the fabrication process. The NIST team captured images of one of the defects (figures a and c) … more

Two Graphene Layers May Be Better Than One
Release Date: 04/26/2011

Researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have shown that the electronic properties of two layers of graphene vary … more

Getting the Point: Real-Time Monitoring of Atomic-Microscope Probes Adjusts for Wear
Release Date: 03/30/2011

Scientists at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have developed a way to measure the wear and degradation of the … more

NIST to Cosponsor Conference in France on Nanoelectronics Metrology
Release Date: 03/15/2011

Registration is now open for the eighth international Frontiers of Characterization and Metrology for Nanoelectronics conference, cosponsored by … more

Real-World Graphene Devices May Have a Bumpy Ride
Release Date: 01/19/2011

Electronics researchers love graphene. A two-dimensional sheet of carbon one atom thick, graphene is like a superhighway for electrons, which … more

NIST Puts a New Twist on the Electron Beam
Release Date: 01/13/2011

'Electron Vortices' Have the Potential to Increase Conventional Microscopes' Capabilities Electron microscopes are among the most widely used … more

NIST’s New Scanning Probe Microscope is Supercool
Release Date: 12/08/2010

The discoveries of superconductivity, the quantum Hall effect and the fractional quantum Hall effect were all the result of measurements made at … more

The Perfect Nanocube: Precise Control of Size, Shape, and Composition
Release Date: 08/31/2010

With growing interest in using nanoparticles for everything from antibacterial socks to medical imaging to electronic devices, the need to … more

NIST Nanoscale Dimensioning Technique Wins R&D 100 Award
Release Date: 07/21/2010

A radical, new method developed at NIST that transforms the humble, ubiquitous and inexpensive optical microscope into a powerful … more

NIST Team Advances in Translating Language of Nanopores
Release Date: 06/23/2010

National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) scientists have moved a step closer to developing the means for a rapid diagnostic blood … more

Walls Falling Faster for Solid-State Memory
Release Date: 06/09/2010

After running a series of complex computer simulations, researchers have found that flaws in the structure of magnetic nanoscale wires play an … more

NIST Scientists Gain New 'Core' Understanding of Nanoparticles
Release Date: 05/25/2010

While attempting to solve one mystery about iron oxide-based nanoparticles, a research team working at the National Institute of Standards and … more

Seeing Moiré in Graphene
Release Date: 04/27/2010

Researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and the Georgia Institute of Technology have demonstrated* that atomic … more

NIST Researchers Holding Steady in an Atomic-Scale Tug-of-War
Release Date: 03/30/2010

How hard do you have to pull on a single atom of--let's say--gold to detach it from the end of a chain of like atoms?* It's a measure of the … more

NIST Researchers Put a New Spin on Atomic Musical Chairs
Release Date: 12/01/2009

Researchers from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and the Naval Research Laboratory have developed a new way to introduce … more

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