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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

From Separation to Transformation: Metal-Organic Framework Shows New Talent
Release Date: 05/20/2014

This gift from science just keeps on giving. Measurements taken at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) show why a material … 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

Nanotube-Infused Clothing May Protect Against Chemical Weapons
Release Date: 05/06/2014

Nerve agents are among the world's most feared chemical weapons, but scientists at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have … 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

JILA Physicists Discover 'Quantum Droplet' in Semiconductor
Release Date: 02/26/2014

JILA physicists used an ultrafast laser and help from German theorists to discover a new semiconductor quasiparticle—a handful of smaller … more

Shape-Sifting: NIST Categorizes Bio Scaffolds by Characteristic Cell Shapes
Release Date: 02/07/2014

Getting in the right shape might be just as important in a biology lab as a gym. Shape is thought to play an important role in the effectiveness … more

Researchers Develop Framework for Understanding Current-Switched Magnetic Devices
Release Date: 02/05/2014

An international collaboration led by researchers from the NIST Center for Nanoscale Science and Technology (CNST) has made significant progress … 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

NIST Cell Membrane Model Studied as Future Diagnostic Tool
Release Date: 01/29/2014

Researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and in Lithuania have used a NIST-developed laboratory model of a … 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

NIST Analysis Helps the U.S. Chemical Safety Board Pinpoint Root Cause of Pressure Vessel Failure
Release Date: 01/07/2014

  In 2009, a violent rupture of a 50-foot pressure vessel used to produce synthetic crystals at the NDK Crystal facility in Belvidere, Illinois … 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

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