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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

New Platform Developed to Measure and Exploit Optomechanical Interactions
Release Date: 12/12/2012

A pair of nanobeams is held side-by-side and separated by a nanoscale gap, with one beam supporting a mechanical mode, and the other supporting a … more

Key Property of Graphene Sustained Over Wide Ranges of Density and Energy
Release Date: 11/14/2012

A collaboration led by researchers from the NIST Center for Nanoscale Science and Technology   has shown for the first time that charge carriers in … more

Researchers Develop Versatile Optomechanical Sensors for Atomic Force Microscopy
Release Date: 10/24/2012

Top: Scanning electron micrograph of the chip-based optomechanical sensor. Bottom: Schematic of the disk-cantilever sensor geometry. Researchers … 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

Researchers Determine the Optimum Path for Tracking Fluorescent Nanoparticles Using a Laser
Release Date: 08/29/2012

NIST Center for Nanoscale Science and Technology   researchers Gregg Gallatin and Andrew Berglund (now at Quantifind in Palo Alto, CA) have … more

CNST Releases the Summer 2012 Edition of The CNST News
Release Date: 08/08/2012

The NIST Center for Nanoscale Science and Technology (CNST) is pleased to announce the release of the summer 2012 edition of The CNST News. This … more

Researchers Demonstrate and Explain Surface Conduction in a Topological Insulator
Release Date: 07/11/2012

Researchers at the University of Maryland and the NIST Center for Nanoscale Science and Technology have for the first time experimentally … more

'Tuning' Graphene Drums Might Turn Conductors to Semiconductors
Release Date: 06/27/2012

Tightening or relaxing the tension on a drumhead will change the way the drum sounds. The same goes for drumheads made from graphene, only instead … more

Shaffique Adam Receives Singapore National Research Foundation Fellowship
Release Date: 06/27/2012

In July, Shaffique Adam will join the inaugural faculty of Yale-NUS College as an Assistant Professor of Science, with a joint appointment in the … more

Graphene Drumheads Tuned to Make Quantum Dots
Release Date: 06/21/2012

NIST researchers showed that straining graphene membrane creates pseudomagnetic fields that confines the graphene's electrons and creates … more

CNST Releases the Spring 2012 Edition of The CNST News
Release Date: 05/25/2012

The NIST Center for Nanoscale Science and Technology (CNST) is pleased to announce the release of the spring 2012 edition of The CNST News. This … more

Researchers Validate Simplified Lateral Force Calibration Technique for Atomic Force Microscopy
Release Date: 03/28/2012

In the diamagnetic lateral force calibration method, an AFM cantilever (shown here is a NIST HammerHead cantilever) presses against the surface of … more

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