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Lithium Sulfur: A Battery Revolution on the Cheap?
Release Date: 06/03/2014

Whip together an industrial waste product and a bit of plastic and you might have the recipe for the next revolution in battery technology. … more

NCNR Neutrons Highlight Possible Battery Candidate
Release Date: 05/20/2014

Analysis of a manganese-based crystal by scientists at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and the Massachusetts Institute … more

World Metrology Day 2014: Measurements and the Global Energy Challenge
Release Date: 05/19/2014

The theme of this year's World Metrology Day, " Measurements and the Global Energy Challenge ," speaks to one of the defining issues of our time. … more

Nearly Everyone Uses Piezoelectrics. Be Nice to Know How They Work.
Release Date: 01/29/2014

Piezoelectrics—materials that can change mechanical stress to electricity and back again—are everywhere in modern life. Computer hard drives. Loud … more

In Natural Gas Pipelines, NIST Goes with the Flow
Release Date: 04/19/2013

Aaron Johnson checks an array designed to hold 21 CFVs. The array is inserted into the yellow 8-inch pipeline at left and used to calibrate larger … more

Smart Grid R&D Opportunities Outlined in Two New NIST Reports
Release Date: 04/03/2013

The nation's aging power grid is evolving into a modern, "smart" energy distribution network, and with these changes comes a host of challenges … 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

Updated Guidelines to Help Ensure Electrical Devices are Smart Grid Ready
Release Date: 01/24/2012

Taking a step closer to ensuring that new electrical devices will be ready to plug into the nation's next-generation power grid, the National … more

NIST Releases Update to Smart Grid Framework
Release Date: 10/26/2011

An expanded list of standards, new cybersecurity guidance and product testing proposals are among the new elements in an updated roadmap for Smart … more

CNST Researchers Observe Nanoscale Charge Transport in Bulk Heterojunction Solar Cells
Release Date: 08/10/2011

Researchers in the CNST have used photoconductive atomic force microscopy (PCAFM) to characterize the nanoscale structure of organic photovoltaic … more

Armchair Science: DNA Strands That Select Nanotubes Are First Step to a Practical ‘Quantum Wire’
Release Date: 08/02/2011

DNA, a molecule famous for storing the genetic blueprints for all living things, can do other things as well. In a new paper,* researchers at the … more

Smart Grid Panel Approves Six Standards for Catalog
Release Date: 08/02/2011

The Smart Grid Interoperability Panel (SGIP) has made the first six entries into its new Catalog of Standards,* a technical document now available … more

Compact High-Temperature Superconducting Cable Wins 'R&D 100' Award
Release Date: 06/22/2011

A method developed by researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and the University of Colorado at Boulder for … more

Compact High-Temperature Superconducting Cables Demonstrated at NIST
Release Date: 02/10/2011

A researcher at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has invented a method of making high-temperature superconducting (HTS) … more

Safer, Denser Acetylene Storage in an Organic Framework
Release Date: 08/25/2009

The century-old challenge of transporting acetylene may have been solved in principle by a team of scientists working at the National Institute of … more

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