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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

NIST Finds That Ethanol-Loving Bacteria Accelerate Cracking of Pipeline Steels
Release Date: 08/02/2011

U.S. production of ethanol for fuel has been rising quickly, topping 13 billion gallons in 2010. With the usual rail, truck and barge transport … more

Armchair Science: DNA Strands That Select Nanotubes Are First Step to a Practical ‘Quantum Wire’
Release Date: 08/02/2011

DNA, a molecule famous for storing the genetic blueprints for all living things, can do other things as well. In a new paper,* researchers at the … more

Nanomechanics: New Test Measures Key Properties of Polymer Thin Films and Membranes
Release Date: 07/19/2011

Researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have demonstrated* a measurement technique that reliably determines three … more

Graphene: What Can Go Wrong? New Studies Point to Wrinkles, Process Contaminants
Release Date: 07/06/2011

Using a combination of sophisticated computer modeling and advanced materials analysis techniques at synchrotron laboratories, a research team led … more

John Cahn to Receive 2011 Kyoto Prize for Fundamental Contributions to Materials Science
Release Date: 07/06/2011

John Cahn, an emeritus senior fellow and materials scientist at the U.S. Commerce Department’s National Institute of Standards and Technology … more

John Cahn to Receive 2011 Kyoto Prize For Fundamental Contributions to Materials Science
Release Date: 06/24/2011

John Cahn, an emeritus senior fellow and materials scientist at the U.S. Commerce Department’s National Institute of Standards and Technology … more

Nanowire-based Sensors Offer Improved Detection of Volatile Organic Compounds
Release Date: 06/21/2011

A team of researchers from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), George Mason University and the University of Maryland has … more

Branch Offices: New Family of Gold-Based Nanoparticles Could Serve as Biomedical 'Testbed'
Release Date: 06/21/2011

Gold nanoparticles are becoming the … well … gold standard for medical-use nanoparticles. A new paper* by researchers from the National Institute … more

NIST 'Catch and Release' Program Could Improve Nanoparticle Safety Assessment
Release Date: 06/07/2011

Depending on whom you ask, nanoparticles are, potentially, either one of the most promising or the most perilous creations of science. These tiny … 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 '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

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

Silver Cycle: New Evidence for Natural Synthesis of Silver Nanoparticles
Release Date: 05/10/2011

Nanoparticles of silver are being found increasingly in the environment—and in environmental science laboratories. Because they have a variety of … more

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