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The Perfect Nanocube: Precise Control of Size, Shape, and Composition
Release Date: 08/31/2010

With growing interest in using nanoparticles for everything from antibacterial socks to medical imaging to electronic devices, the need to … more

Nano 'Pin Art': NIST Arrays Are Step Toward Mass Production of Nanowires
Release Date: 07/21/2010

Researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have cultivated many thousands of nanocrystals in what looks like a … more

Some Like It Hot: How to Heat a 'Nano Bathtub' the JILA Way
Release Date: 07/21/2010

Researchers at JILA have demonstrated the use of infrared laser light to quickly and precisely heat the water in "nano bathtubs"—tiny sample … more

NIST Nanoscale Dimensioning Technique Wins R&D 100 Award
Release Date: 07/21/2010

A radical, new method developed at NIST that transforms the humble, ubiquitous and inexpensive optical microscope into a powerful … more

NIST Team Advances in Translating Language of Nanopores
Release Date: 06/23/2010

National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) scientists have moved a step closer to developing the means for a rapid diagnostic blood … more

Depth Charge: Using Atomic Force Microscopy to Study Subsurface Structures
Release Date: 06/23/2010

Over the past couple of decades, atomic force microscopy (AFM) has emerged as a powerful tool for imaging surfaces at astonishing … more

'Instant Acid' Method Offers New Insight into Nanoparticle Dispersal in the Environment and the Body
Release Date: 06/09/2010

Using a chemical trick that allows them to change the acidity of a solution almost instantly, a team at the National Institute of Standards and … more

Walls Falling Faster for Solid-State Memory
Release Date: 06/09/2010

After running a series of complex computer simulations, researchers have found that flaws in the structure of magnetic nanoscale wires play an … more

NIST Scientists Gain New 'Core' Understanding of Nanoparticles
Release Date: 05/25/2010

While attempting to solve one mystery about iron oxide-based nanoparticles, a research team working at the National Institute of Standards and … more

Seeing Moiré in Graphene
Release Date: 04/27/2010

Researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and the Georgia Institute of Technology have demonstrated* that atomic … more

New Study Helps Explain the Surprising Behavior of Tiny 'Artificial Muscles'
Release Date: 04/27/2010

Using neutron beams and atomic-force microscopes, a team of university researchers working with the National Institute of Standards and Technology … more

NIST Scientists Address ‘Wrinkles’ in Transparent Film Development
Release Date: 03/30/2010

A closer look at a promising nanotube coating that might one day improve solar cells has turned up a few unexpected wrinkles, according to new … more

NIST Researchers Holding Steady in an Atomic-Scale Tug-of-War
Release Date: 03/30/2010

How hard do you have to pull on a single atom of--let's say--gold to detach it from the end of a chain of like atoms?* It's a measure of the … more

NIST Scientists Quantify Nanoparticle-Protein Interactions
Release Date: 01/12/2010

A research team at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has quantified the interaction of gold nanoparticles with important … more

Combining Nanotubes and Antibodies for Breast Cancer ‘Search and Destroy’ Missions
Release Date: 12/01/2009

Single-walled nanotubes--cylinders of carbon about a nanometer in diameter--have been highly touted for potential applications such as ultrastrong … more

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