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NIST Puts a New Twist on the Electron Beam
Release Date: 01/13/2011

'Electron Vortices' Have the Potential to Increase Conventional Microscopes' Capabilities Electron microscopes are among the most widely used … more

NIST Announces $22 Million in Funding for Advanced Manufacturing Research in Electronics, Biotechnology and Nanotechnology
Release Date: 12/15/2010

The U.S. Commerce Department's National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) today announced a total of more than $22 million in funding … more

NIST’s New Scanning Probe Microscope is Supercool
Release Date: 12/08/2010

The discoveries of superconductivity, the quantum Hall effect and the fractional quantum Hall effect were all the result of measurements made at … more

Quartz Crystal Microbalances Enable New Microscale Analytic Technique
Release Date: 11/24/2010

A new chemical analysis technique developed by a research group at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) uses the shifting … more

NIST, Harvard Researchers Share 2010 Julius Springer Prize for Applied Physics
Release Date: 10/26/2010

NIST physical scientist Henri Lezec (above), along with Federico Capasso of Harvard, won the 2010 Julius Springer Prize for Applied Physics. Henri … more

This Little Light of Mine: Changing the Color of Single Photons Emitted by Quantum Dots
Release Date: 10/13/2010

Researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have demonstrated* for the first time the conversion of near-infrared … more

Growing Nanowires Horizontally Yields New Benefit: 'Nano-LEDs'
Release Date: 09/28/2010

While refining their novel method for making nanoscale wires, chemists at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) discovered an … more

Micro Rheometer is Latest Lab On a Chip Device
Release Date: 08/31/2010

Researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have demonstrated a microminiaturized device that can make complex … more

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

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