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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

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

Slip Sliding Our Way: At the Nanoscale, Graphite Can Turn Friction Upside Down
Release Date: 10/16/2012

If you ease up on a pencil, does it slide more easily? Sure. But maybe not if the tip is sharpened down to nanoscale dimensions. A team of … more

Researchers Determine Critical Factors for Improving Performance of a Solar Fuel Catalyst
Release Date: 10/03/2012

False-color scanning electron micrographs of cross-sectioned hematite films grown by sputter deposition and then annealed at two different … more

NIST ‘Hybrid Metrology’ Method Could Improve Computer Chips
Release Date: 09/05/2012

A refined method developed at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) for measuring nanometer-sized objects may help computer … more

Fabrication Method Can Affect the Use of Block Copolymer Thin Films
Release Date: 05/02/2012

A new study by a team including scientists from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) indicates that thin polymer films can … more

CNST and Sandia Researchers Publish a Detailed Review of Electrical Contacts in One and Two Dimensional Nanomaterials
Release Date: 02/15/2012

Researchers from the NIST Center for Nanoscale Science and Technology and Sandia National Laboratories have published a detailed review of recent … more

Hacking the SEM: Crystal Phase Detection for Nanoscale Samples
Release Date: 01/24/2012

Top: Transmission electron diffraction pattern from from a segment of an indium gallium nitride (InGaN) nanowire about 50 nanometers in diameter … more

NIST Releases First Certified Reference Material for Single-Wall Carbon Nanotubes
Release Date: 12/20/2011

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has issued the world’s first reference material for single-wall carbon nanotube soot. … more

New Video Showcases NIST-Hosted Robotics Competitions in China
Release Date: 07/19/2011

Virtual robots move pallets while maneuvering around each other in a simulation of a busy warehouse. Credit: Laboratory for Robotics and … more

NIST 'Catch and Release' Program Could Improve Nanoparticle Safety Assessment
Release Date: 06/07/2011

Depending on whom you ask, nanoparticles are, potentially, either one of the most promising or the most perilous creations of science. These tiny … more

NIST Contests in China Put Next-Gen Robot Technologies to the Test
Release Date: 06/07/2011

Robotic automation, microrobotics and robotic perception and recognition all advanced a few steps closer to their future applications in … more

NIST 'Nanowire' Measurements Could Improve Computer Memory
Release Date: 05/18/2011

In this schematic image (top) and transmission electron micrograph, a silicon nanowire is shown surrounded by a stack of thin layers of material … more

Growing Nanowires Horizontally Yields New Benefit: 'Nano-LEDs'
Release Date: 09/28/2010

While refining their novel method for making nanoscale wires, chemists at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) discovered an … more

NIST Nanoscale Dimensioning Technique Wins R&D 100 Award
Release Date: 07/21/2010

A radical, new method developed at NIST that transforms the humble, ubiquitous and inexpensive optical microscope into a powerful … more

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