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Latest NIST Mass Spectral Library: Expanded Coverage, Features
Release Date: 07/29/2014

The world’s most widely used and trusted resource for identifying mass spectra, the “fingerprints” of molecules, has undergone a major expansion, … more

Enhanced NIST Instrument Enables High-speed Chemical Imaging of Tissues
Release Date: 07/22/2014

A research team from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), working with the Cleveland Clinic, has demonstrated a dramatically … more

Snowballs to Soot: The Clumping Density of Many Things Seems to Be a Standard
Release Date: 06/10/2014

Particles of soot floating through the air and comets hurtling through space have at least one thing in common: 0.36. That, reports a research … more

NIST Gives Astronomers a Better Ruler in the Search for Extrasolar Planets
Release Date: 03/26/2014

Researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have rejuvenated a technique for finding planets near distant stars.* New … more

Looking Inside: Assessing the Chemical Composition of a Metal-Organic Framework with Nanoscale Resolution
Release Date: 03/11/2014

Mixed-linker metal–organic frameworks were characterized using photothermal induced resonance (PTIR), a novel technique that combines the lateral … more

New NIST Method Evaluates Response to Oxidation in Live Cells
Release Date: 02/11/2014

Researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have developed a new method for accurately measuring a key process … more

New Spectrometry Standard for Handheld Chemical Detectors Aids First Responders
Release Date: 10/24/2013

When it comes to detectors for dangerous chemicals, toxins or nefarious germs, smaller and faster is better. But size and speed must still allow … more

Innovation in Spectroscopy Could Improve Greenhouse Gas Detection
Release Date: 05/14/2013

Detecting greenhouse gases in the atmosphere could soon become far easier with the help of an innovative technique* developed by a team at the … more

NIST Captures Chemical Composition with Nanoscale Resolution
Release Date: 02/12/2013

Researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and the University of Maryland have demonstrated that a new spectroscopy … more

Forensics@NIST 2012 Webcast Now Available
Release Date: 01/07/2013

On November 28 -30, 2012, NIST hosted the Forensics@NIST symposium at its Gaithersburg, Maryland campus. The symposium featured three days of … more

Video of Measurement Science and Standards in Forensic Firearms Analysis Now Available
Release Date: 10/12/2012

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) in collaboration with The Association of Firearm and Tool Mark Examiners (AFTE) and the … more

Tags? We're It. NIST Opens New 'Biolabeling' Research Facility
Release Date: 11/22/2011

With the recent opening of its new Biomolecular Labeling Laboratory, the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has become one of a … more

Improved Characterization of Nanoparticle Clusters for EHS and Biosensors Research
Release Date: 10/25/2011

The tendency of nanoparticles to clump together in solution—"agglomeration"—is of great interest because the size of the clusters plays an … more

'A Little Off the Top' Helps NIST Map Cells with Submicrometer Resolution
Release Date: 03/01/2011

To determine if a tissue biopsy reveals the presence of cancer, a histologist often screens for cells with an abnormal appearance or a specific … more

JILA Unveils Improved 'Molecular Fingerprinting' for Trace Gas Detection
Release Date: 10/13/2010

Scientists at JILA and collaborators have demonstrated an improved laser-based "molecular fingerprinting" technique that picks out traces of key … more

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