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Nanoparticles in the Home: More and Smaller Than Previously Detected
Release Date: 11/12/2008

NIST researcher Cynthia Howard Reed and guest researcher Lance Wallace measure nanoparticles emitted by common household appliances. The new … more

‘Femtomolar Optical Tweezers’ May Enable Sensitive Blood Tests
Release Date: 11/12/2008

Basic scheme of an optical tweezer-based sensor of biological particles. A microsphere covered with a specific antigen (such as a virus or other … more

NCI and NIST Propose Online Community To Speed Up Development of Nanotech Standards
Release Date: 11/12/2008

Participatory, Web 2.0 Web Site to Focus on Nanomaterials Federal government and U.S. industry scientists are forging ahead with plans to … more

Nanoscale Dimensioning Is Fast, Cheap with New NIST Optical Technique
Release Date: 10/28/2008

A novel technique under development at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) uses a relatively inexpensive optical microscope … more

Paperwork: Buckypapers Clarify Electrical, Optical Behavior of Nanotubes
Release Date: 10/14/2008

Buckypaper: SEM image demonstrates a pseudo 2-D network of carbon nanotubes deposited like paper fibers in a thin, sparse sheet. The nanotubes … more

Gold Nanostars Outshine the Competition
Release Date: 10/14/2008

Novel nanoparticles being tested at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have researchers seeing stars. In a recent paper,* … more

NIST and Partners Identify Tiny Gold Clusters as Top-Notch Catalysts
Release Date: 09/16/2008

For most of us, gold is only valuable if we possess it in large-sized pieces. However, the "bigger is better" rule isn't the case for those … more

NIST Studies How New Helium Ion Microscope Measures Up
Release Date: 09/03/2008

Just as test pilots push planes to explore their limits, researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) are probing the … more

NIST Trumps the Clumps: Making Biologic Drugs Safer
Release Date: 07/22/2008

Scientists at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have developed a technique to measure the formation of clumps of proteins … more

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

‘Nanoglassblowing’ Seen as Boon to Study of Individual Molecules
Release Date: 06/10/2008

While the results may not rival the artistry of glassblowers in Europe and Latin America, researchers at the National Institute of Standards and … 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

Public Invited to See Nanosoccer Robots in Action in Pittsburgh
Release Date: 05/13/2008

Nanosoccer returns to the field later this month, when the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) hosts for the second time the … more

Making a Good Impression: Nanoimprint Lithography Tests at NIST
Release Date: 04/29/2008

In what should be good news for integrated circuit manufacturers, recent studies by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have … more

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