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New Magnetic-Field-Sensitive Alloy Could Find Use in Novel Micromechanical Devices
Release Date: 11/22/2011

Led by a group at the University of Maryland (UMd), a multi-institution team of researchers has combined modern materials research and an age-old … more

Are Electron Tweezers Possible? Apparently So.
Release Date: 11/08/2011

Not to pick up electrons, but tweezers made of electrons. A recent paper* by researchers from the National Institute of Standards and Technology … 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 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

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 Pings Key Material in Sonar, Closes Gap on Structural Mystery
Release Date: 11/09/2010

Using a neutron beam as a probe, researchers working at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have begun to reveal the crystal … more

Growing Nanowires Horizontally Yields New Benefit: 'Nano-LEDs'
Release Date: 09/28/2010

While refining their novel method for making nanoscale wires, chemists at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) discovered an … more

The Perfect Nanocube: Precise Control of Size, Shape, and Composition
Release Date: 08/31/2010

With growing interest in using nanoparticles for everything from antibacterial socks to medical imaging to electronic devices, the need to … more

NIST Scientists Gain New 'Core' Understanding of Nanoparticles
Release Date: 05/25/2010

While attempting to solve one mystery about iron oxide-based nanoparticles, a research team working at the National Institute of Standards and … more

Unexpectedly Long-Range Effects in Advanced Magnetic Devices
Release Date: 06/30/2009

A tiny grid pattern has led materials scientists at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and the Institute of Solid State … more

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