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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

Are Electron Tweezers Possible? Apparently So.
Release Date: 11/08/2011

Not to pick up electrons, but tweezers made of electrons. A recent paper* by researchers from the National Institute of Standards and Technology … more

Shaping Up: Controlling a Stem Cell's Form Can Determine Its Fate
Release Date: 09/13/2011

"Form follows function!" was the credo of early 20th century architects making design choices based on the intended use of the structure. Cell … more

NIST Uncovers Reliability Issues for Carbon Nanotubes in Future Electronics
Release Date: 08/16/2011

Carbon nanotubes offer big promise in a small package. For instance, these tiny cylinders of carbon molecules theoretically can carry 1,000 times … more

Novel Coatings Show Great Promise as Flame Retardants in Polyurethane Foam
Release Date: 08/02/2011

Gram for gram, novel carbon nanofiber-filled coatings devised by researchers from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and … 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

Piece of Cake: Arrays of Long Nanotubes May Help Measure Terahertz Laser Power
Release Date: 07/19/2011

Terahertz radiation can penetrate numerous materials—plastic, clothing, paper and some biological tissues—making it an attractive candidate for … 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

Understanding How Glasses 'Relax' Provides Some Relief for Manufacturers
Release Date: 04/26/2011

Researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and Wesleyan University have used computer simulations to gain basic … more

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