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Guidelines for Enhancing Solar Cells Using Surface Plasmon Polaritons
Release Date: 08/15/2014

Researchers from the NIST Center for Nanoscale Science and Technology (CNST) have established guidelines for using surface plasmon polaritons … more

New NIST Metamaterial Gives Light a One-Way Ticket
Release Date: 07/01/2014

The light-warping structures known as metamaterials have a new trick in their ever-expanding repertoire. Researchers at the National Institute of … more

CNST Releases the Winter/Spring 2014 Edition of The CNST News
Release Date: 05/28/2014

The NIST Center for Nanoscale Science and Technology (CNST) is pleased to announce the release of the Winter/Spring 2014 edition of The CNST News. … 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

NIST Microanalysis Technique Makes the Most of Small Nanoparticle Samples
Release Date: 02/24/2014

Researchers from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) have demonstrated that they … 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

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

Perfect Faults: A Self-Correcting Crystal May Unleash the Next Generation of Advanced Communications
Release Date: 11/05/2013

Researchers from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have joined with an international team to engineer and measure a … more

The Reins of Casimir: Engineered Nanostructures Could Offer Way to Control Quantum Effect ... Once a Mystery Is Solved
Release Date: 10/22/2013

You might think that a pair of parallel plates hanging motionless in a vacuum just a fraction of a micrometer away from each other would be like … more

New Nanoscale Imaging Method Finds Application in Plasmonics
Release Date: 07/16/2013

Researchers from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and the University of Maryland have shown how to make nanoscale … more

CNST Hosts Workshop on In Situ Measurements using Transmission Electron Microscopy
Release Date: 06/06/2013

Three aspects of in situ transmission electron microscopy (TEM). On April 11 and 12, 2013, the NIST Center for Nanoscale Science and Technology … 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

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