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NIST-led Research Group Creates First Whispering Gallery for Graphene Electrons
Release Date: 05/08/2015

GAITHERSBURG, MD--An international research group led by scientists at the U.S. Commerce Department’s National Institute of Standards and … more

Seeing 3D Shapes with SEM
Release Date: 04/27/2015

A three-dimensional reconstruction of chip features from measurements using the NIST model-library method. As microchip feature dimensions … more

Nanoelectronics Conference Focuses on Future of Semiconductor Manufacturing
Release Date: 04/22/2015

The characterization technology needed for nanoelectronic materials and device research, development, and manufacturing was discussed by experts … more

It's a Trap! But That's Okay for Novel Light-Detecting Material
Release Date: 04/17/2015

Traps. Whether you’re squaring off against the Empire or trying to wring electricity out of sunlight, they’re almost never a good thing. But … more

Mind the Gap: Nanoscale Speed Bump Could Regulate Plasmons for High-Speed Data Flow
Release Date: 04/01/2015

The name sounds like something Marvin the Martian might have built, but the “nanomechanical plasmonic phase modulator” is not a doomsday device. … more

NIST Gets New Angle on X-Ray Measurements
Release Date: 03/09/2015

Criminal justice, cosmology and computer manufacturing may not look to have much in common, but these and many other disparate fields all depend … more

New Imaging Technique Finds Formation of Aluminum Alloys to Blame for Next-Gen Battery Failures
Release Date: 03/03/2015

Researchers working at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), the University of Maryland, and Sandia National Laboratories, … more

Double Vision: New NIST Technique Can See Nanoscale 'Tree' and Microscale 'Forest' Simultaneously
Release Date: 03/03/2015

A close-up view of an individual tree won’t tell you much about what’s going on in the forest, or even what’s going on in the tree’s upper … more

New NIST Reference Material Provides a Silver Lining for NanoEHS Research
Release Date: 03/03/2015

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has issued a new silver nanoparticle reference material to support researchers studying … more

CNST Releases the Winter 2015 Edition of the CNST News
Release Date: 02/18/2015

The NIST Center for Nanoscale Science and Technology (CNST) is pleased to announce the release of the Winter 2015 edition of The CNST News . This … more

Autonomous Atom Assembly of Nanostructures using a Scanning Tunneling Microscope
Release Date: 02/13/2015

Automated assembly of individual cobalt atoms on an atomically flat copper surface into simple geometric shapes, a square, a triangle, and a … more

Flip Out! Noncommittal Material Could Make For Hypersensitive Magnetic Direction Detector
Release Date: 02/03/2015

While the mysterious, unseen forces magnets project are now (mostly) well-understood, they can still occasionally surprise us. For instance, thin … more

PML scientists discover a better metal contact that improves two-dimensional transistor performance
Release Date: 01/16/2015

Two-dimensional (2D) materials* such as molybdenum-disulfide (MoS 2 ) are attracting much attention for future electronic and photonic … more

Graphene Offers X-Ray Photoelectron Spectroscopy a Window of Opportunity
Release Date: 12/22/2014

X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS) is one of the most sensitive and informative surface analysis techniques available. However, XPS requires a … more

CNST Releases the Fall 2014 Edition of the CNST News
Release Date: 12/18/2014

The NIST Center for Nanoscale Science and Technology (CNST) is pleased to announce the release of the Fall 2014 edition of The CNST News . This … more

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