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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

Mix Masters: NIST Scientists Image the Molecular Structure of Polymer Blends
Release Date: 11/27/2012

Using an enhanced form of "chemical microscopy" developed at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), researchers there have … 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

NIST Study Suggests Carbon Nanotubes May Protect DNA from Oxidation
Release Date: 11/14/2012

Researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have provided evidence in the laboratory that single-wall carbon … 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

Slip Sliding Our Way: At the Nanoscale, Graphite Can Turn Friction Upside Down
Release Date: 10/16/2012

If you ease up on a pencil, does it slide more easily? Sure. But maybe not if the tip is sharpened down to nanoscale dimensions. A team of … more

Researchers Determine Critical Factors for Improving Performance of a Solar Fuel Catalyst
Release Date: 10/03/2012

False-color scanning electron micrographs of cross-sectioned hematite films grown by sputter deposition and then annealed at two different … 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

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

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

Light Touch Keeps a Grip on Delicate Nanoparticles
Release Date: 05/02/2012

Using a refined technique for trapping and manipulating nanoparticles, researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) … more

NIST/UMass Study Finds Evidence Nanoparticles May Increase Plant DNA Damage
Release Date: 04/17/2012

Researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and the University of Massachusetts Amherst (UMass) have provided the … 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

Prototype NIST Device Measures Absolute Optical Power in Fiber at Nanowatt Levels
Release Date: 12/20/2011

Researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have demonstrated a prototype device capable of absolute measurements of … more

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