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Joint Research: Probing the Mysteries of a Surprisingly Tough Hydrogel
Release Date: 03/18/2008

Some 46 million people suffer from arthritis in the United States alone. The worst cases require painful surgeries to drill holes in and reinforce … more

Shear Ingenuity: Tweaking the Conductivity of Nanotube Composites
Release Date: 02/05/2008

One of the immediate applications of carbon nanotubes (CNT) is as an additive to polymers to create electrically conducting plastics—a relatively … more

Videos Extract Mechanical Properties of Liquid-Gel Interfaces
Release Date: 01/23/2008

Blood coursing through vessels, lubricated cartilage sliding against joints, ink jets splashing on paper—living and nonliving things abound with … more

Rough Times: NIST's New Approach to Surface Profiling
Release Date: 01/08/2008

Researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have developed a novel technique for measuring the roughness of surfaces … more

NIST Imaging System Maps Nanomechanical Properties
Release Date: 12/12/2007

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has developed an imaging system that quickly maps the mechanical properties of … more

Job-Related Stress: NIST Demonstrates Fatigue Effects in Silicon
Release Date: 11/27/2007

Researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have demonstrated a mechanical fatigue process that eventually leads to … more

Showcase - Focus on Microfluidics
Release Date: 10/12/2007

A TECHNOLOGY TRANSFER AND FEDERAL MARKETPLACE EVENT NIST Presents Its Microfluidics Technologies For Commercial Adoption On Tuesday, October 9, … more

NIST Team Develops Novel Method for Nanostructured Polymer Thin Films
Release Date: 09/13/2007

All researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) wanted was a simple, quick method for making thin films of block … more

New Guide Available for Fractography of Ceramics and Glasses
Release Date: 09/13/2007

Optical profilometer image of the broken surface of a glass rod shows height of peaks (yellows and reds) and valleys (blues and purples) of the … more

Catching Waves: Measuring Self-Assembly in Action
Release Date: 06/21/2007

By making careful observations of the growth of a layer of molecules as they gradually cover the surface of a small silicon rectangle, researchers … more

New Measurement Guide Worth ‘Poring Over’
Release Date: 11/09/2006

In industries from textiles to automobiles and from pharmaceuticals to semiconductors, accurately measuring empty spaces—technically speaking, … more

New X-Ray Microbeam Answers 20-Year-Old Metals Question submicron xray beam
Release Date: 08/03/2006

Novel 3-D microbeam experiment enables direct proof of the Mughrabi model of metal stress. Submicron X-ray beam (broad arrow) penetrates a … more

Soft Materials Buckle Up for Measurement
Release Date: 06/22/2006

NIST researchers developed a new high-speed method for measuring the stiffness of soft-polymer materials like those used in contact lenses. The … more

Designer Gradients Speed Surface Science Experiments
Release Date: 06/08/2006

Researchers from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have demonstrated an elegantly simple technique for synthesizing a wide … more

Mass Spectrometry Methods Database Gets Major Update
Release Date: 05/25/2006

Researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) recently added 150 new methods—nicknamed "recipes"—to a database already … more

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