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Looking Inside: Assessing the Chemical Composition of a Metal-Organic Framework with Nanoscale Resolution
Release Date: 03/11/2014

Mixed-linker metal–organic frameworks were characterized using photothermal induced resonance (PTIR), a novel technique that combines the lateral … more

Researchers Develop Framework for Understanding Current-Switched Magnetic Devices
Release Date: 02/05/2014

An international collaboration led by researchers from the NIST Center for Nanoscale Science and Technology (CNST) has made significant progress … more

Researchers from U.S. and Korea Collaborate on Graphene Research
Release Date: 11/07/2013

Thermopower image of epitaxial graphene. The three distinct indexed regions correspond to (l) monolayer graphene, (ll) bilayer graphene, and (lll) … more

The Better to See You With: Scientists Build Record-Setting Metamaterial Flat Lens
Release Date: 05/23/2013

For the first time, scientists working at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have demonstrated a new type of lens that … more

Shaking Things Up: NIST Researchers Propose New Old Way to Purify Carbon Nanotubes
Release Date: 04/30/2013

An old, somewhat passé, trick used to purify protein samples based on their affinity for water has found new fans at the National Institute of … more

Super-Nanotubes: 'Remarkable' Spray-on Coating Combines Carbon Nanotubes with Ceramic
Release Date: 04/17/2013

Researchers from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and Kansas State University have demonstrated a spray-on mixture of … more

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

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

'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

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

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

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

Two for One: Simultaneous Size and Electrochemical Measurement of Nanomaterials
Release Date: 03/06/2012

Researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have done a mash-up of two very different experimental techniques—neutron … more

CNST and Sandia Researchers Publish a Detailed Review of Electrical Contacts in One and Two Dimensional Nanomaterials
Release Date: 02/15/2012

Researchers from the NIST Center for Nanoscale Science and Technology and Sandia National Laboratories have published a detailed review of recent … more

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