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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

NIST Releases First Certified Reference Material for Single-Wall Carbon Nanotubes
Release Date: 12/20/2011

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has issued the world’s first reference material for single-wall carbon nanotube soot. … 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

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

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

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

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

Test line 5 on 3/17/2013 10:54 PM by yyao. Nanoparticles of silver are being found increasingly in the environment—and in environmental science … more

Getting the Point: Real-Time Monitoring of Atomic-Microscope Probes Adjusts for Wear
Release Date: 03/30/2011

Scientists at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have developed a way to measure the wear and degradation of the … more

Using Artificial, Cell-Like ‘Honey Pots’ To Entrap Deadly Viruses
Release Date: 03/01/2011

Researchers from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and the Weill Cornell Medical College have designed artificial … more

NIST Technique Controls Sizes of Nanoparticle Clusters for EHS Studies
Release Date: 02/02/2011

The same properties that make engineered nanoparticles attractive for numerous applications—small as a virus, biologically and environmentally … more

Quartz Crystal Microbalances Enable New Microscale Analytic Technique
Release Date: 11/24/2010

A new chemical analysis technique developed by a research group at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) uses the shifting … more

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