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NIST's 'Nanotubes on a Chip' May Simplify Optical Power Measurements
Release Date: 01/24/2013

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has demonstrated a novel chip-scale instrument made of carbon nanotubes that may … more

DNA and Quantum Dots: All That Glitters is Not Gold
Release Date: 01/24/2013

A team of researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has shown that by bringing gold nanoparticles close to the dots … more

Controlling Particles for Directed Self-Assembly of Colloidal Crystals
Release Date: 01/17/2013

Optical micrographs showing the assembly of a 2D colloidal crystal composed of approximately 200 particles. Top:  The initial configuration is a … more

Photons Emitted by Quantum Dots Can be Made Indistinguishable Through Quantum Frequency Conversion
Release Date: 12/19/2012

The quantum frequency conversion system uses two pump lasers whose frequency difference is matched to the difference between the two input photon … more

New Platform Developed to Measure and Exploit Optomechanical Interactions
Release Date: 12/12/2012

A pair of nanobeams is held side-by-side and separated by a nanoscale gap, with one beam supporting a mechanical mode, and the other supporting a … more

Mix Masters: NIST Scientists Image the Molecular Structure of Polymer Blends
Release Date: 11/27/2012

Using an enhanced form of "chemical microscopy" developed at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), researchers there have … more

CNST Releases the Fall 2012 Edition of The CNST News
Release Date: 11/21/2012

The NIST Center for Nanoscale Science and Technology (CNST) is pleased to announce the release of the fall 2012 edition of The CNST News. This … more

'Cloning' Could Make Structurally Pure Nanotubes for Nanoelectronics
Release Date: 11/14/2012

Researchers from the University of Southern California (USC) and the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have demonstrated a … more

NIST Study Suggests Carbon Nanotubes May Protect DNA from Oxidation
Release Date: 11/14/2012

Researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have provided evidence in the laboratory that single-wall carbon … more

Key Property of Graphene Sustained Over Wide Ranges of Density and Energy
Release Date: 11/14/2012

A collaboration led by researchers from the NIST Center for Nanoscale Science and Technology   has shown for the first time that charge carriers in … more

Researchers Observe, Control, and Optimize the Growth of Individual Carbon Nanotubes
Release Date: 10/31/2012

Bright field transmission electron micrograph showing carbon nanotubes grown from an array of equally-sized iron catalyst particles created by … more

Researchers Develop Versatile Optomechanical Sensors for Atomic Force Microscopy
Release Date: 10/24/2012

Top: Scanning electron micrograph of the chip-based optomechanical sensor. Bottom: Schematic of the disk-cantilever sensor geometry. Researchers … more

Slip Sliding Our Way: At the Nanoscale, Graphite Can Turn Friction Upside Down
Release Date: 10/16/2012

If you ease up on a pencil, does it slide more easily? Sure. But maybe not if the tip is sharpened down to nanoscale dimensions. A team of … more

New Method Measures Movements of Tiny Devices-At Every Step
Release Date: 10/16/2012

Makers of minuscule moving machines—the kind being eyed for nanomanufacturing and assembly as well as other uses—do you know where your micro- and … more

Researchers Determine Critical Factors for Improving Performance of a Solar Fuel Catalyst
Release Date: 10/03/2012

False-color scanning electron micrographs of cross-sectioned hematite films grown by sputter deposition and then annealed at two different … more

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