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Strengthening Thin-Film Bonds with Ultrafast Data Collection
Release Date: 10/17/2014

When studying extremely fast reactions in ultrathin materials, two measurements are better than one. A new research tool invented by researchers … more

Looking Inside: Assessing the Chemical Composition of a Metal-Organic Framework with Nanoscale Resolution
Release Date: 03/11/2014

Mixed-linker metal–organic frameworks were characterized using photothermal induced resonance (PTIR), a novel technique that combines the lateral … more

Allan Harvey Elected ASME Fellow
Release Date: 10/22/2013

Allan Harvey, a chemical engineer in the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Material Measurement Laboratory, has been elected … more

Beyond Peer Review: NIST and Five Journals Find a Way to Manage Errors in Research Data
Release Date: 09/09/2013

Traditional peer review is not enough to ensure data quality amid the recent boom in scientific research findings, according to results of a … 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

In Natural Gas Pipelines, NIST Goes with the Flow
Release Date: 04/19/2013

Aaron Johnson checks an array designed to hold 21 CFVs. The array is inserted into the yellow 8-inch pipeline at left and used to calibrate larger … more

JILA Physicists Achieve Elusive 'Evaporative Cooling' of Molecules
Release Date: 12/19/2012

Achieving a goal considered nearly impossible, JILA physicists have chilled a gas of molecules to very low temperatures by adapting the familiar … more

'Cloning' Could Make Structurally Pure Nanotubes for Nanoelectronics
Release Date: 11/14/2012

Researchers from the University of Southern California (USC) and the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have demonstrated a … more

Mars Robot, Curiosity, Tethered to NIST Measurements
Release Date: 09/05/2012

Sometimes the chain of measurement traceability—the unbroken series of links between a calibrated instrument and the official standard maintained … more

Prices are Down, Value is Up: The Newly Expanded ACerS-NIST Database
Release Date: 07/11/2012

One of the most influential collections of materials data at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) is now not only bigger than … more

NIST Launches New Website to Educate Industry About Alternatives to Mercury Thermometers
Release Date: 06/12/2012

As part of a larger effort to reduce the amount of mercury, a potent neurotoxin, in the environment, the National Institute of Standards and … more

Novel Filter Material Could Cut Natural Gas Refining Costs
Release Date: 03/29/2012

Measurements taken by a team including National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) scientists show that a newly devised material has the … more

Two for One: Simultaneous Size and Electrochemical Measurement of Nanomaterials
Release Date: 03/06/2012

Researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have done a mash-up of two very different experimental techniques—neutron … more

Unusual 'Collapsing' Iron Superconductor Sets Record for Its Class
Release Date: 02/07/2012

A team from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and the University of Maryland has found an iron-based superconductor that … more

NIST Polishes Method for Creating Tiny Diamond Machines
Release Date: 09/27/2011

Diamonds may be best known as a symbol of long-lasting love. But semiconductor makers are also hoping they'll pan out as key components of … more

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