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Cool! Nanoparticle Research Points to Energy Savings
Release Date: 07/22/2008

Adding just the right dash of nanoparticles to standard mixes of lubricants and refrigerants could yield the equivalent of an energy-saving chill … more

Research Measures Movement of Nanomaterials in Simple Model Food Chain
Release Date: 06/10/2008

New research* shows that while engineered nanomaterials can be transferred up the lowest levels of the food chain from single-cell organisms to … more

Spin Control: New Technique Sorts Nanotubes by Length
Release Date: 05/13/2008

Researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have reported* a new technique to sort batches of carbon nanotubes by … more

Carbon Nanotube Measurements: Latest in NIST ‘How-To’ Series
Release Date: 04/15/2008

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), in collaboration with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), has … more

Showcase - NIST Presents Its Nano Technologies
Release Date: 04/10/2008

On Tuesday, April 8, 2008, NIST presented some of its novel technologies developed at the NIST Labs in the nanoelectronics, nanofabrication, and … more

Longer is Better for Nanotube Optical Properties
Release Date: 08/30/2007

If you want to exploit the ability of single-walled carbon nanotubes (SWCNTs) to absorb, fluoresce and scatter light, take the advice of a sandlot … more

Study: Cells Selectively Absorb Short Nanotubes
Release Date: 03/30/2007

DNA-wrapped single-walled carbon nanotubes (SWCNTs) shorter than about 200 nanometers readily enter into human lung cells and so may pose an … more

NIST Laser-Based Method Cleans Up Grubby Nanotubes
Release Date: 12/21/2006

Before and after electron microscope images of a pyroelectric detector coated with single-walled nanotubes (SWNTs) visually demonstrate the effect … more

Laser Applications Heat Up for Carbon Nanotubes
Release Date: 01/26/2005

Carbon nanotubes (left) are applied to a NIST-developed pyroelectric detector (right) that may improve thermal conductivity and resistance to … more

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