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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 Sensor Improvement Brings Analysis Method into Mainstream
Release Date: 12/20/2011

An advance in sensor design* by researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and the University of Waterloo's … 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

Tags? We're It. NIST Opens New 'Biolabeling' Research Facility
Release Date: 11/22/2011

With the recent opening of its new Biomolecular Labeling Laboratory, the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has become one of a … more

Researchers Expand Capabilities of Miniature Analyzer for Complex Samples
Release Date: 08/30/2011

It’s not often that someone can claim that going from a positive to a negative is a step forward, but that’s the case for a team of scientists … more

Nanowire-based Sensors Offer Improved Detection of Volatile Organic Compounds
Release Date: 06/21/2011

A team of researchers from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), George Mason University and the University of Maryland has … more

Care for a Spot of (Green) Tea? New NIST Reference Materials for Popular Diet Supplement
Release Date: 05/24/2011

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has released a suite of green tea reference materials to help manufacturers evaluate the … more

Quartz Crystal Microbalances Enable New Microscale Analytic Technique
Release Date: 11/24/2010

A new chemical analysis technique developed by a research group at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) uses the shifting … more

JILA Unveils Improved 'Molecular Fingerprinting' for Trace Gas Detection
Release Date: 10/13/2010

Scientists at JILA and collaborators have demonstrated an improved laser-based "molecular fingerprinting" technique that picks out traces of key … more

Research Shows Radiometric Dating Still Reliable (Again)
Release Date: 09/14/2010

Recent puzzling observations of tiny variations in nuclear decay rates have led some to question the science of using decay rates to determine the … more

Body of Evidence: New Fast, Reliable Method to Detect Gravesoil
Release Date: 07/21/2010

Nothing against bloodhounds, but finding bodies buried by someone who wanted them to stay undiscovered can be difficult. However a new technique … 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

NDE Methods for Evaluating Ancient Coins Could be Worth Their Weight in Gold
Release Date: 05/25/2010

Demonstrating that chemistry sometimes can inform history, researchers from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), Colorado … more

NIST Scientists Address ‘Wrinkles’ in Transparent Film Development
Release Date: 03/30/2010

A closer look at a promising nanotube coating that might one day improve solar cells has turned up a few unexpected wrinkles, according to new … more

‘No Muss, No Fuss’ Miniaturized Analysis for Complex Samples Developed
Release Date: 11/17/2009

The goal of an integrated, miniaturized laboratory analysis system, also known as a "lab-on-a-chip," is simple: sample in, answer out. However, … more

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