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NIST Announces New Center for Materials Research to Advance Manufacturing and Innovation
Release Date: 12/03/2013

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) announced today that it has selected a consortium led by Northwestern University to … more

Researchers from U.S. and Korea Collaborate on Graphene Research
Release Date: 11/07/2013

Thermopower image of epitaxial graphene. The three distinct indexed regions correspond to (l) monolayer graphene, (ll) bilayer graphene, and (lll) … more

Perfect Faults: A Self-Correcting Crystal May Unleash the Next Generation of Advanced Communications
Release Date: 11/05/2013

Researchers from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have joined with an international team to engineer and measure a … more

Allan Harvey Elected ASME Fellow
Release Date: 10/22/2013

Allan Harvey, a chemical engineer in the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Material Measurement Laboratory, has been elected … more

What’s the Matter? Q-Glasses Could Be a New Class of Solids
Release Date: 08/06/2013

There may be more kinds of stuff than we thought. A team of researchers has reported possible evidence for a new category of solids, things that … more

New NIST Nanoscale Indenter Takes Novel Approach to Measuring Surface Properties
Release Date: 07/23/2013

Researchers from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and the University of North Carolina have demonstrated a new design for … more

NIST Seeks Proposals to Establish New Center of Excellence on Advanced Materials Research
Release Date: 06/28/2013

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has announced a competition to create an Advanced Materials Center of Excellence to … more

NIST Announces New Scaffold Reference Material for Tissue Engineering Research
Release Date: 06/25/2013

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has issued a new reference material—a sort of standardized sample—of cellular scaffolds … more

NIST Announces Plan to Create Center of Excellence for Advanced Materials Research
Release Date: 06/24/2013

Soft materials such as complex polymers pose particular problems for theory and modeling. This molecular dynamics simulation done at NIST shows … more

Novel Metamaterial 'Flat Lens' Creates 3D Images in Free Space
Release Date: 05/28/2013

Scientists working at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have demonstrated for the first time a new type of lens that bends … more

The Better to See You With: Scientists Build Record-Setting Metamaterial Flat Lens
Release Date: 05/23/2013

For the first time, scientists working at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have demonstrated a new type of lens that … more

New Filtration Material Could Make Petroleum Refining Cheaper, More Efficient
Release Date: 05/23/2013

This view of the molecular structure of the MOF shows the triangular channels that run through the material. The walls of these channels trap the … more

NIST Demonstrates Significant Improvement in the Performance of Solar-Powered Hydrogen Generation
Release Date: 05/14/2013

Using a powerful combination of microanalytic techniques that simultaneously image photoelectric current and chemical reaction rates across a … more

Shaking Things Up: NIST Researchers Propose New Old Way to Purify Carbon Nanotubes
Release Date: 04/30/2013

An old, somewhat passé, trick used to purify protein samples based on their affinity for water has found new fans at the National Institute of … more

Super-Nanotubes: 'Remarkable' Spray-on Coating Combines Carbon Nanotubes with Ceramic
Release Date: 04/17/2013

Researchers from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and Kansas State University have demonstrated a spray-on mixture of … more

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