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Novel Sodium-Conducting Material Could Improve Rechargeable Batteries
Release Date: 11/04/2014

Rechargeable battery manufacturers may get a jolt from research performed at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and several … more

X-ray Detector for Synchrotron Beamlines
Release Date: 10/24/2014

TES detector (at top of device) mounted for use in a beam line. Click on image for enlarged view. Photos: Dan Schmidt/NIST NIST scientists have … more

NIST Offers Electronics Industry Two Ways to Snoop on Self-Organizing Molecules
Release Date: 10/22/2014

A few short years ago, the idea of a practical manufacturing process based on getting molecules to organize themselves in useful nanoscale shapes … more

Strengthening Thin-Film Bonds with Ultrafast Data Collection
Release Date: 10/17/2014

When studying extremely fast reactions in ultrathin materials, two measurements are better than one. A new research tool invented by researchers … more

Simultaneous Imaging of Ferromagnetic and Ferroelectric Domains
Release Date: 10/01/2014

SEMPA image of a 15 µm-diameter cobalt iron d more

Lighten Up! New NIST Research Facility Gives Material Help to Automakers
Release Date: 08/26/2014

Want to make more fuel-efficient cars and trucks? Build them out of lighter materials. Feeling the heat. New NIST instrument in the Center for … more

JILA Team Finds First Direct Evidence of 'Spin Symmetry' In Atoms
Release Date: 08/21/2014

Just as diamonds with perfect symmetry may be unusually brilliant jewels, the quantum world has a symmetrical splendor of high scientific value. … more

NIST Corrosion Lab Tests Suggest Need for Underground Gas Tank Retrofits
Release Date: 07/29/2014

A hidden hazard may lurk*** beneath many of the roughly 156,000 gas stations across the United States. A NIST study found that corrosion may pose … more

New NIST Metamaterial Gives Light a One-Way Ticket
Release Date: 07/01/2014

The light-warping structures known as metamaterials have a new trick in their ever-expanding repertoire. Researchers at the National Institute of … more

Call for Comments: A Strategic Plan for the Materials Genome Initiative
Release Date: 06/27/2014

The federal government is looking for public comment on a draft strategic plan for the Obama administration's Materials Genome Initiative (MGI). … 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

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

Better Materials for Safer Sports: Time to Use Our Heads
Release Date: 05/30/2014

On May 29, 2014, at the White House Healthy Kids and Safe Sports Concussion Summit, President Obama highlighted both the need for greater national … more

GaN Nanowires as AFM Tips
Release Date: 05/22/2014

A single GaN nanowire is removed from a "forest" of wires grown by molecular beam epitaxy. Click on the image for an enlargement showing the … more

Thermal Conductivity of MoS2
Release Date: 05/21/2014

Angela Hight Walker of PML’s Semiconductor and Dimensional Metrology Division and colleagues have succeeded in measuring a previously unknown but … more

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