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NIST Focuses on Testing Standards to Support Lab on a Chip Commercialization
Release Date: 08/08/2012

Lab on a chip (LOC) devices—microchip-size systems that can prepare and analyze tiny fluid samples with volumes ranging from a few microliters … more

New NIST-led Consortium Aims to Improve Process for Making ‘Soft Materials’
Release Date: 07/11/2012

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) is launching a new consortium that will take the measure of a growing and increasingly … 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

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

Novel Clay-based Coating May Point the Way to New Generation of Green Flame Retardants
Release Date: 06/27/2012

In searching for better flame retardants for home furnishings—a large source of fuel in house fires—National Institute of Standards and Technology … 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

New Commitments Support Administration’s Materials Genome Initiative
Release Date: 05/14/2012

Today, at a White House event, leaders from industry, academia, national labs, and government announced more than a dozen new commitments to … 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

Ultrasound Idea: Prototype NIST/CU Bioreactor Evaluates Engineered Tissue While Creating It
Release Date: 05/02/2012

Researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have developed a prototype bioreactor—a device for culturing cells to … more

X-Ray Probe Finds New Organic Transistors Do Well in Hot Water
Release Date: 04/17/2012

Materials scientists from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), working with an international research team, have helped … more

May Workshop Examines Impact of Advanced Imaging Technology on Tissue Engineering Research
Release Date: 04/17/2012

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), in cooperation with the Multi-Agency Tissue Engineering Science (MATES) working group, … 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

NIST Announces $2.6 Million in Funding for Novel Semiconductor Research
Release Date: 03/20/2012

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) is soliciting proposals to support long-term research in next-generation semiconductor … 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

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