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NIST Announces New Center for Materials Research to Advance Manufacturing and Innovation
Release Date: 12/03/2013

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) announced today that it has selected a consortium led by Northwestern University to … more

New NIST Nanoscale Indenter Takes Novel Approach to Measuring Surface Properties
Release Date: 07/23/2013

Researchers from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and the University of North Carolina have demonstrated a new design for … more

NIST Hydrogen Fuel Materials Test Facility Starts Delivering Data
Release Date: 05/15/2012

Researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have published their first archival paper based on data from the … 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

NIST Reveals Switching Mechanism in Promising Computer Memory Device
Release Date: 02/21/2012

Sometimes knowing that a new technology works is not enough. You also must know why it works to get marketplace acceptance. New information from … more

NIST Provides Octagonal Window of Opportunity for Carbon Capture
Release Date: 02/07/2012

Filtering carbon dioxide, a greenhouse gas, from factory smokestacks is a necessary, but expensive part of many manufacturing processes. However, … more

Slippery When Stacked: NIST Theorists Quantify the Friction of Graphene
Release Date: 01/10/2012

Similar to the way pavement, softened by a hot sun, will slow down a car, graphene—a one-atom-thick sheet of carbon with wondrous properties—slows … 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

Double Jeopardy: Building Codes May Underestimate Risks Due to Multiple Hazards
Release Date: 09/13/2011

As large parts of the nation recover from nature's one-two punch—an earthquake followed by Hurricane Irene—building researchers from the National … 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 Uncovers Reliability Issues for Carbon Nanotubes in Future Electronics
Release Date: 08/16/2011

Carbon nanotubes offer big promise in a small package. For instance, these tiny cylinders of carbon molecules theoretically can carry 1,000 times … 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

NIST Workshop Highlights Planned Consortium for Soft Material Manufacturing Research
Release Date: 05/18/2011

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) is holding a special industry workshop on June 2 and 3, 2011, at the NIST laboratories … more

Micro Rheometer is Latest Lab On a Chip Device
Release Date: 08/31/2010

Researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have demonstrated a microminiaturized device that can make complex … 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

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