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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

Taking the Stress Out of Magnetic Field Detection
Release Date: 01/27/2009

Transmission electron microscope (TEM) images show sections of a continuous 400-nanometer-thick magnetic film of a nickle-iron-copper-molybdenum … more

Metal Detectives: New Book Details Titanic Investigation
Release Date: 04/15/2008

In February 1998, Timothy Foecke, a metallurgist at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), published a rather low-key … 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

Boettinger Elected to Engineering Academy
Release Date: 02/16/2006

National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) metallurgist William J. Boettinger has been elected to the National Academy of Engineering … more

NIST Testing Method Quickly Tells Whether Thin Films Are Strong Enough for the Job
Release Date: 07/12/2004

The challenge of determining whether thin films—some no thicker than a single molecule—are strong enough for a growing number of important … more

Failure of Tiny Rivets May Have Sunk 'Unsinkable' Liner
Release Date: 02/17/1998

When the remains of the RMS Titanic were discovered more than two miles beneath the surface of the North Atlantic in 1985, the story of the great … more

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