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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

Prototype NIST Device Measures Absolute Optical Power in Fiber at Nanowatt Levels
Release Date: 12/20/2011

Researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have demonstrated a prototype device capable of absolute measurements of … more

NIST Releases First Certified Reference Material for Single-Wall Carbon Nanotubes
Release Date: 12/20/2011

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has issued the world’s first reference material for single-wall carbon nanotube soot. … more

Bright Future for GaN Nanowires
Release Date: 11/25/2011

Optically pumped GaN nanowire laser shown glowing orange. The actual laser output is UV (˜370 nm) and invisible to the unaided eye. The length of … more

Tiny Levers, Big Moves in Piezoelectric Sensors
Release Date: 11/22/2011

A team of university researchers, aided by scientists at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), have succeeded in integrating … more

New Magnetic-Field-Sensitive Alloy Could Find Use in Novel Micromechanical Devices
Release Date: 11/22/2011

Led by a group at the University of Maryland (UMd), a multi-institution team of researchers has combined modern materials research and an age-old … more

Are Electron Tweezers Possible? Apparently So.
Release Date: 11/08/2011

Not to pick up electrons, but tweezers made of electrons. A recent paper* by researchers from the National Institute of Standards and Technology … more

PML Develops Graphene Fabrication Capability
Release Date: 10/03/2011

Graphene – a single-layer planar sheet of carbon atoms bound in a "chicken-wire" lattice—has become the object of intense international research … more

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