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Seeing Moiré in Graphene
Release Date: 04/27/2010

Researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and the Georgia Institute of Technology have demonstrated* that atomic … more

New Study Helps Explain the Surprising Behavior of Tiny 'Artificial Muscles'
Release Date: 04/27/2010

Using neutron beams and atomic-force microscopes, a team of university researchers working with the National Institute of Standards and Technology … more

2010 TIP Competition Focuses on Manufacturing Technologies
Release Date: 04/15/2010

The U.S. Commerce Department's National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) today announced a new competition for high-risk, high-reward … more

NIST Scientists Address ‘Wrinkles’ in Transparent Film Development
Release Date: 03/30/2010

A closer look at a promising nanotube coating that might one day improve solar cells has turned up a few unexpected wrinkles, according to new … more

Paintable Electronics? NIST Studies Spray-On Manufacturing of Transistors
Release Date: 03/30/2010

A multidisciplinary research team at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has found* that an organic semiconductor may be a … more

NIST Researchers Holding Steady in an Atomic-Scale Tug-of-War
Release Date: 03/30/2010

How hard do you have to pull on a single atom of--let's say--gold to detach it from the end of a chain of like atoms?* It's a measure of the … more

Among Apes, Teeth Are Made for the Toughest Times
Release Date: 12/15/2009

The teeth of some apes are formed primarily to handle the most stressful times when food is scarce, according to new research* performed at the … more

Synthetic Cells Shed Biological Insights While Delivering Battery Power
Release Date: 10/20/2009

Trying to understand the complex workings of a biological cell by teasing out the function of every molecule within it is a daunting task. But by … more

Showcase - Bio-imaging Technologies (9/2009)
Release Date: 10/06/2009

A TECHNOLOGY TRANSFER AND FEDERAL MARKETPLACE EVENT TEDCO, NIST and NIH Present Bio-imaging Technologies For Commercial Adoption On Tuesday, … more

NIST Scientists Study How to Stack the Deck for Organic Solar Power
Release Date: 07/28/2009

A new class of economically viable solar power cells - cheap, flexible and easy to make - has come a step closer to reality as a result of recent … more

New NIST Video Highlights Postdoctoral Fellowships in Materials Science
Release Date: 07/28/2009

Every year, the Materials Science and Engineering Laboratory (MSEL) at the National Institute of Standards and Technology appoints 10 to 15 new … more

Unexpectedly Long-Range Effects in Advanced Magnetic Devices
Release Date: 06/30/2009

A tiny grid pattern has led materials scientists at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and the Institute of Solid State … more

NIST Finds 'A Touch of Glass' in Metal, Settles Century-Old Question
Release Date: 06/16/2009

Better predictions of how many valuable materials behave under stress could be on the way from the National Institute of Standards and Technology … more

NIST Hosts Two International Materials Research Meetings in June
Release Date: 06/02/2009

For the materials research community, all roads will lead to the Gaithersburg, Md., headquarters of the National Institute of Standards and … more

NIST Study Finds a Decade of High-Payoff, High-Throughput Research
Release Date: 05/20/2009

In its first decade of work, a research effort at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) to develop novel and improved … more

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