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New Precision for Neutron Lifetime Measurements
Release Date: 02/03/2014

A team of PML scientists and collaborators* has achieved a five-fold reduction in the dominant uncertainty in an experiment that measured the mean … 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

MML Researcher R. Joseph Kline Receives Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers
Release Date: 01/15/2014

Material Measurement Laboratory researcher R. Joseph Kline was recently named among the 102 recipients of the Presidential Early Career Awards for … more

A New NIST Online Database: The NIST Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbon Structure Index
Release Date: 01/06/2014

  Recently, a new website containing a wealth of information on polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) was made publicly available by NIST. PAHs … more

31,558,149,764 Milliseconds in Review: NIST in 2013
Release Date: 12/17/2013

Milestones on the way to quantum computing. A landmark study of how communities can better prepare for tornadoes. Publication of a draft … more

Nanowire Atom Probe Results
Release Date: 12/11/2013

Left: Colorized image shows the manipulator probe used to place a nanowire (blue) into a hole drilled in the mounting post (green). Right: The … more

Characterizing Solar Cells with Nanoscale Precision Using a Low-Energy Electron Beam
Release Date: 12/04/2013

Electron beam induced current (red) superimposed on a scanning electron micrograph (gray). Bright contrast in the vicinity of grain boundaries more

NIST Scientists Contribute to Nobel Peace Prize Winning Efforts on Chemical Weapons Detection
Release Date: 11/05/2013

Innovative chemical weapons detection technologies developed by scientists at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have … more

NIST Seeks Public Input on Updated Smart Grid Cybersecurity Guidelines
Release Date: 10/25/2013

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) is requesting public comments on the first revision to its guidelines for secure … more

Researchers Probe the Properties of Novel “Topological Insulators”
Release Date: 09/26/2013

Scanning tunneling microscopy topographic image of a bismuth selenide film grown by molecular-beam epitaxy on a strontium titanate substrate.  … more

LED Lifetime Measurements
Release Date: 08/15/2013

Yuqin Zong works on the test chamber within which 480 LEDs more

The National Cybersecurity Center Seeks Comments on Energy Industry Security Scenarios
Release Date: 07/25/2013

The National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence (NCCoE) at the National Institute of Standards and Technology is inviting industry to help address … more

Three Presidential Innovation Fellows Begin Work at NIST
Release Date: 06/25/2013

Three of this year's Presidential Innovation Fellows (PIF) began work at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) on June 18, … more

New Generation of MJTCs
Release Date: 06/18/2013

Thomas Lipe examines a multijunction thermal converter (MJTC) chip. The new design reduces measurement uncertainties by a factor of three. After … more

Wide-Ranging Expertise Enhanced by 2013 Baldrige Training
Release Date: 05/22/2013

Graduating from the three-day Baldrige Examiner Preparation course, 482 Baldrige examiners and special visitors now find themselves among an elite … more

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