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Computing with Single Atoms
Release Date: 11/26/2014

Left: Large atomic terraces. Right: Atomic resolution patterning by scanning tunneling microscope . As features on silicon microchips continue to … more

Researchers from U.S. and Korea Collaborate on Graphene Research
Release Date: 11/07/2013

Thermopower image of epitaxial graphene. The three distinct indexed regions correspond to (l) monolayer graphene, (ll) bilayer graphene, and (lll) … more

Key Property of Graphene Sustained Over Wide Ranges of Density and Energy
Release Date: 11/14/2012

A collaboration led by researchers from the NIST Center for Nanoscale Science and Technology   has shown for the first time that charge carriers in … 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

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

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

NIST Contributes to Discovery of Novel Quantum Spin-Liquid
Release Date: 05/07/2012

Gaithersburg, Md.—An international team of researchers including scientists from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has … more

Fabrication Method Can Affect the Use of Block Copolymer Thin Films
Release Date: 05/02/2012

A new study by a team including scientists from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) indicates that thin polymer films can … more

NIST Measurements May Help Optimize Organic Solar Cells
Release Date: 03/06/2012

Organic solar cells may be a step closer to market because of measurements taken at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and … 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

Atoms Dressed with Light Show New Interactions, Could Reveal Way to Observe Enigmatic Particle
Release Date: 12/08/2011

Physicists at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have found a way to manipulate atoms’ internal states with lasers that … more

NIST Measures Key Property of Potential 'Spintronic' Material
Release Date: 10/19/2011

An advanced material that could help bring about next-generation "spintronic" computers has revealed one of its fundamental secrets to a team of … more

Iron ‘Veins’ Are Secret of Promising New Hydrogen Storage Material
Release Date: 08/30/2011

With a nod to biology, scientists at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have a new approach to the problem of safely … more

NIST 'Nanowire' Measurements Could Improve Computer Memory
Release Date: 05/18/2011

In this schematic image (top) and transmission electron micrograph, a silicon nanowire is shown surrounded by a stack of thin layers of material … more

Understanding How Glasses 'Relax' Provides Some Relief for Manufacturers
Release Date: 04/26/2011

Researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and Wesleyan University have used computer simulations to gain basic … more

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