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Multi-Laboratory Study Sizes Up Nanoparticle Sizing
Release Date: 08/11/2009

As a result of a major inter-laboratory study, the standards body ASTM International has been able to update its guidelines for a commonly used … more

NIST Researchers 'All Aglow' Over New Test of Toxin Strength
Release Date: 06/16/2009

A new National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) assay using a "glow or no glow" technique may soon help the U.S. Department of … more

Graphene Yields Secrets to Its Extraordinary Properties
Release Date: 05/20/2009

Drawing represents a probe scanning and mapping the atomic contours of graphene, a single layer of carbon atoms arranged in a honeycomb-like … more

Discovery of an Unexpected Boost for Solar Water-Splitting Cells
Release Date: 04/21/2009

Scanning electron microscope image of typical titania nanotubes for a photocatalytic cell to produce hydrogen gas from water. Nanotubes average … more

World’s First Nanofluidic Device with Complex 3-D Surfaces Built
Release Date: 04/07/2009

(A) Schematic of the NIST-Cornell nanofluidic device with complex 3-D surfaces. Each "step" of the "staircase" seen on the side marks a different … more

NIST-Cornell Team Builds World's First Nanofluidic Device with Complex 3-D Surfaces -- Chamber Separates Nanoparticles Like a 'Coin Sorter'
Release Date: 03/31/2009

(A) Schematic of the NIST-Cornell nanofluidic device with complex 3-D surfaces. Each "step" of the "staircase" seen on the side marks a different … more

Making a Point: Picoscale Stability in a Room-Temperature AFM
Release Date: 03/24/2009

Forget dancing angels, a research team from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and the University of Colorado (CU) has … more

April Workshop Takes Aim at Obstacles to Nanotech Energy Technologies
Release Date: 03/10/2009

Most processes governing the generation, conversion, and transport of energy occur at the nanoscale. Exploring the new measurement and materials’ … more

Nanotechnologists Gain Powerful New Materials Probe
Release Date: 02/24/2009

Top view of the MACS multiaxis detector system (seen before being enclosed in shielding material). With more neutrons striking the sample and more … more

NanoFab Adds New Capabilities
Release Date: 02/24/2009

The NanoFab (nanoscale fabrication facility) at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) is expanding its capabilities to serve … more

“How To” Guide for AFM-Based Nanomechanics
Release Date: 02/09/2009

MSEL recently published a book chapter on making quantitative nanomechanical measurements using atomic force microscopy (AFM). This practical … more

Viscosity-Enhancing Nanomaterials May Double Service Life of Concrete
Release Date: 01/27/2009

Engineers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) are patenting a method that is expected to double the service life of … more

Super Sensitive Gas Detector Goes Down the Nanotubes
Release Date: 01/13/2009

When cells are under stress, they blow off steam by releasing minute amounts of nitrogen oxides and other toxic gases. In a recent paper,* … more

New Tool Gives Researchers a Glimpse of Biomolecules in Motion
Release Date: 01/13/2009

The ability of biomolecules to flex and bend is important for the performance of many functions within living cells. However, researchers … more

Cold Atoms Could Replace Hot Gallium in Focused Ion Beams
Release Date: 11/12/2008

Scientists at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have developed a radical new method of focusing a stream of ions into a … more

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