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Nanoscale Edge Variations Observed with Record-breaking Resolution in Magnetic Nanodevices
Release Date: 03/27/2013

Ferromagnetic resonance force microscopy image of the precession of an edge mode in a 500 nm diameter permalloy disk.  The disk appears as a blue … more

NIST Captures Chemical Composition with Nanoscale Resolution
Release Date: 02/12/2013

Researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and the University of Maryland have demonstrated that a new spectroscopy … more

NIST Issues Call for Measurement Science and Engineering Research Grant Proposals
Release Date: 02/06/2013

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has issued a call for grant proposals for a broad range of potential research projects … more

DNA and Quantum Dots: All That Glitters is Not Gold
Release Date: 01/24/2013

A team of researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has shown that by bringing gold nanoparticles close to the dots … more

Controlling Particles for Directed Self-Assembly of Colloidal Crystals
Release Date: 01/17/2013

Optical micrographs showing the assembly of a 2D colloidal crystal composed of approximately 200 particles. Top:  The initial configuration is a … more

For Newly Discovered 'Quantum Spin Liquid', the Beauty Is in Its Simplicity
Release Date: 12/19/2012

A research team including scientists from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has confirmed long-standing suspicions among … more

Novel NIST Process Is a Low-Cost Route to Ultrathin Platinum Films
Release Date: 12/12/2012

A research group at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has developed a relatively simple, fast and effective method of … more

Mix Masters: NIST Scientists Image the Molecular Structure of Polymer Blends
Release Date: 11/27/2012

Using an enhanced form of "chemical microscopy" developed at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), researchers there have … 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

Cellular Landscaping: Predicting How, and How Fast, Cells Will Change
Release Date: 10/31/2012

A research team at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has developed a model* for making quantifiable predictions of how a … more

Researchers Observe, Control, and Optimize the Growth of Individual Carbon Nanotubes
Release Date: 10/31/2012

Bright field transmission electron micrograph showing carbon nanotubes grown from an array of equally-sized iron catalyst particles created by … more

Video of Measurement Science and Standards in Forensic Firearms Analysis Now Available
Release Date: 10/12/2012

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) in collaboration with The Association of Firearm and Tool Mark Examiners (AFTE) and the … more

Register For Forensics@NIST
Release Date: 09/19/2012

  Online registration is now open for Forensics@NIST 2012, a three-day symposium on cutting-edge forensic science research being performed at … more

Researchers Introduce New Method for Imaging Defects in Magnetic Nanodevices
Release Date: 09/12/2012

Top: Scanning electron micrograph of an array of magnetic nanodisks with a oval-shaped “defect” structure at center.  Middle: Ferromagnetic … more

New NIST Reference Material Could Aid Nanomaterial Toxicity Research
Release Date: 09/05/2012

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has issued a new nanoscale reference material for use in a wide range of environmental, … more

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