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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

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

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

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

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 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

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

Nanoscale Edge Variations Observed with Record-breaking Resolution in Magnetic Nanodevices
Release Date: 03/27/2013

Ferromagnetic resonance force microscopy image of the precession of an edge mode in a 500 nm diameter permalloy disk.  The disk appears as a blue … more

Controlling Particles for Directed Self-Assembly of Colloidal Crystals
Release Date: 01/17/2013

Optical micrographs showing the assembly of a 2D colloidal crystal composed of approximately 200 particles. Top:  The initial configuration is a … more

For Newly Discovered 'Quantum Spin Liquid', the Beauty Is in Its Simplicity
Release Date: 12/19/2012

A research team including scientists from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has confirmed long-standing suspicions among … more

Mix Masters: NIST Scientists Image the Molecular Structure of Polymer Blends
Release Date: 11/27/2012

Using an enhanced form of "chemical microscopy" developed at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), researchers there have … more

Researchers Observe, Control, and Optimize the Growth of Individual Carbon Nanotubes
Release Date: 10/31/2012

Bright field transmission electron micrograph showing carbon nanotubes grown from an array of equally-sized iron catalyst particles created by … more

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