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Now You See It: Electromagnetically Induced Transparency in a Silicon Nitride Optomechanical Crystal
Release Date: 04/09/2014

Researchers from the  NIST Center for Nanoscale Science and Technology (CNST) have observed electromagnetically induced transparency at room … more

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

A Frequency Conversion Interface to the Telecommunications Band Using Nanophotonics
Release Date: 12/17/2013

As shown in the schematic, in frequency downconversion, an input signal at 980 nm is frequency shifted to the 1550 nm wavelength band through the … more

Steve Blankenship Wins AVS George T. Hanyo Award for Outstanding Performance in Technical Support of Research
Release Date: 12/16/2013

Steve Blankenship holds the Hanyo award certificate at the 2013 AVS International Symposium and Exhibition. Left to right: John Russell, Jr. … more

Characterizing Solar Cells with Nanoscale Precision Using a Low-Energy Electron Beam
Release Date: 12/04/2013

Electron beam induced current (red) superimposed on a scanning electron micrograph (gray). Bright contrast in the vicinity of grain boundaries more

CNST Releases the Fall 2013 Edition of The CNST News
Release Date: 11/14/2013

The NIST Center for Nanoscale Science and Technology (CNST) is pleased to announce the release of the Fall 2013 edition of The CNST News . This … 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

New Temporal Filtering Technique Improves Solid-State Single Photon Sources
Release Date: 05/08/2013

Schematic showing a single photon source (SPS) that is created from a quantum dot (QD) by optically pumping it with a periodically pulsed laser.  … more

Nanowire Position and Orientation Precisely Controlled Using Fluid Flow
Release Date: 04/11/2013

Video showing a 10 µm × 1 µm fluorescently labeled rod being controlled using a combination of electric fields and fluid flow to travel along the … more

Calculating Quantum Vacuum Forces in Nanostructures
Release Date: 02/07/2013

One of the surprising predictions of quantum mechanics is that uncharged conductors can attract each other over small distances, even in empty … more

NIST's 'Nanotubes on a Chip' May Simplify Optical Power Measurements
Release Date: 01/24/2013

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has demonstrated a novel chip-scale instrument made of carbon nanotubes that may … 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

Photons Emitted by Quantum Dots Can be Made Indistinguishable Through Quantum Frequency Conversion
Release Date: 12/19/2012

The quantum frequency conversion system uses two pump lasers whose frequency difference is matched to the difference between the two input photon … more

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