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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

CNST Releases the Winter 2012 Edition of The CNST News
Release Date: 02/08/2012

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

Hacking the SEM: Crystal Phase Detection for Nanoscale Samples
Release Date: 01/24/2012

Top: Transmission electron diffraction pattern from from a segment of an indium gallium nitride (InGaN) nanowire about 50 nanometers in diameter … more

NIST Releases First Certified Reference Material for Single-Wall Carbon Nanotubes
Release Date: 12/20/2011

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has issued the world’s first reference material for single-wall carbon nanotube soot. … more

Branch Offices: New Family of Gold-Based Nanoparticles Could Serve as Biomedical 'Testbed'
Release Date: 06/21/2011

Gold nanoparticles are becoming the … well … gold standard for medical-use nanoparticles. A new paper* by researchers from the National Institute … more

NIST 'Catch and Release' Program Could Improve Nanoparticle Safety Assessment
Release Date: 06/07/2011

Depending on whom you ask, nanoparticles are, potentially, either one of the most promising or the most perilous creations of science. These tiny … more

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

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