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Light Touch Keeps a Grip on Delicate Nanoparticles
Release Date: 05/02/2012

Using a refined technique for trapping and manipulating nanoparticles, researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) … more

NIST/UMass Study Finds Evidence Nanoparticles May Increase Plant DNA Damage
Release Date: 04/17/2012

Researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and the University of Massachusetts Amherst (UMass) have provided the … more

In-Situ Observations Reveal How Nanoparticle Catalysts Lower Operating Temperatures in Fuel Cells
Release Date: 04/10/2012

Researchers from the NIST Center for Nanoscale Science and Technology and Arizona State University have used environmental transmission electron … more

Nanoscale Magnetic Media Diagnostics by Rippling Spin Waves
Release Date: 04/03/2012

Memory devices based on magnetism are one of the core technologies of the computing industry, and engineers are working to develop new forms of … more

Researchers Validate Simplified Lateral Force Calibration Technique for Atomic Force Microscopy
Release Date: 03/28/2012

In the diamagnetic lateral force calibration method, an AFM cantilever (shown here is a NIST HammerHead cantilever) presses against the surface of … more

Nanopower: Avoiding Electrolyte Failure in Nanoscale Lithium Batteries
Release Date: 03/20/2012

It turns out you can be too thin—especially if you’re a nanoscale battery. Researchers from the National Institute of Standards and Technology … more

'Nanoslinky': A Novel Nanofluidic Technology for DNA Manipulation and Measurement
Release Date: 03/20/2012

Remember Slinky®, the coiled metal spring that “walks” down stairs with just a push, momentum and gravity? Researchers at the National Institute … more

Combining Centuries-Old Mathematical Theorems Provides an Efficient Approach for Characterizing the Shape of Nanoparticles
Release Date: 03/14/2012

Gregg Gallatin, a researcher at the NIST Center for Nanoscale Science and Technology , has shown that combining a nineteenth century flux theorem … more

The Shape of Things to Come: NIST Probes the Promise of Nanomanufacturing Using DNA Origami
Release Date: 03/06/2012

In recent years, scientists have begun to harness DNA’s powerful molecular machinery to build artificial structures at the nanoscale using the … more

Two for One: Simultaneous Size and Electrochemical Measurement of Nanomaterials
Release Date: 03/06/2012

Researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have done a mash-up of two very different experimental techniques—neutron … more

CNST and Sandia Researchers Publish a Detailed Review of Electrical Contacts in One and Two Dimensional Nanomaterials
Release Date: 02/15/2012

Researchers from the NIST Center for Nanoscale Science and Technology and Sandia National Laboratories have published a detailed review of recent … more

President's FY 2013 Budget Request for NIST Targets Advanced Manufacturing, Critical Science and Technology Programs
Release Date: 02/13/2012

Washington, D.C. – The President’s fiscal year (FY) 2013 budget for the Department of Commerce’s National Institute of Standards and Technology … more

CNST Releases the Winter 2012 Edition of The CNST News
Release Date: 02/08/2012

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

Cool Nano Loudspeakers Could Make for Better MRIs, Quantum Computers
Release Date: 01/24/2012

A team of physicists from the Joint Quantum Institute (JQI), the Neils Bohr Institute in Copenhagen, Denmark, and Harvard University has developed … more

Hacking the SEM: Crystal Phase Detection for Nanoscale Samples
Release Date: 01/24/2012

Top: Transmission electron diffraction pattern from from a segment of an indium gallium nitride (InGaN) nanowire about 50 nanometers in diameter … more

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