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Longer is Better for Nanotube Optical Properties
Release Date: 08/30/2007

If you want to exploit the ability of single-walled carbon nanotubes (SWCNTs) to absorb, fluoresce and scatter light, take the advice of a sandlot … more

Changing the Rings: A Key Finding for Magnetics Design
Release Date: 08/03/2007

Researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology’s Center for Nanoscale Science and Technology (CNST) have done the first … more

Speed Bumps Less Important Than Potholes for Graphene
Release Date: 07/20/2007

For electrical charges racing through an atom-thick sheet of graphene, occasional hills and valleys are no big deal, but the potholes—single-atom … more

Silicon Nanowires Upgrade Data-Storage Technology
Release Date: 06/08/2007

Scientists at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), along with colleagues at George Mason University and Kwangwoon University … more

New Fabrication Technique Yields Nanoscale UV LEDs
Release Date: 05/24/2007

[Top] Micrograph of a complete nanowire LED with the end contact. The long nanowire (A) is about 110 micrometers long, a shorter nanowire (B) … more

DNA Sieve: Nanoscale Pores Can Be Tiny Analysis Labs
Release Date: 05/10/2007

Imagine being able to rapidly identify tiny biological molecules such as DNA and toxins using less than a drop of salt water in a system that can … more

Placing Single Nanowires: NIST Makes the Connection
Release Date: 04/26/2007

(a) Schematic of NIST single nanowire manipulation system.(b) Scanning electron microscope image shows a single silicon nanowire positioned in an … more

Study: Cells Selectively Absorb Short Nanotubes
Release Date: 03/30/2007

DNA-wrapped single-walled carbon nanotubes (SWCNTs) shorter than about 200 nanometers readily enter into human lung cells and so may pose an … more

NIST Laser-Based Method Cleans Up Grubby Nanotubes
Release Date: 12/21/2006

Before and after electron microscope images of a pyroelectric detector coated with single-walled nanotubes (SWNTs) visually demonstrate the effect … more

Nanomanufacturing Meeting to Chart Research Needs
Release Date: 09/14/2006

Experts in manufacturing processes, measurement science and tools, and computational methods will meet Oct. 17-19, 2006, in Gaithersburg, Md., to … more

‘Micro-boxes’ of Water Used to Study Single Molecules
Release Date: 07/20/2006

Prodded by optical tweezers, two "hydrosomes" move together and fuse to mix their contents, in an experiment using water droplets as minuscule … more

Add Nanotubes and Stir—With the Right Force
Release Date: 07/20/2006

NIST researchers have mapped the relationship between stirring force and nanotube arrangement, an advance key to the processing of new … more

Novel Nano-Etched Cavity Makes LEDs 7 Times Brighter
Release Date: 07/20/2006

  Etched nanostructured rings around an LED can make it more than seven times brighter. The novel technique developed at NIST may have … more

NIST, UM Program To Support Nanotech Development
Release Date: 07/06/2006

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and the University of Maryland (UM) have joined in a $1.5 million cooperative program … more

NIST Grant to University of Maryland Steps Up the Agency’s Nanotechnology Efforts
Release Date: 07/06/2006

GAITHERSBURG, Md.—The Commerce Department’s National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and the University of Maryland have joined in a … more

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