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NIST ‘How-To’ Website Documents Procedures for Nano-EHS Research and Testing
Release Date: 06/30/2015

As engineered nanomaterials increasingly find their way into commercial products, researchers who study the potential environmental or health … more

NIST Group Maps Distribution of Carbon Nanotubes in Composite Materials
Release Date: 06/29/2015

Despite their small size and simple structure, carbon nanotubes—essentially sheets of graphene rolled up into straws—have all sorts of potentially … more

NIST’s ‘Nano-Raspberries’ Could Bear Fruit in Fuel Cells
Release Date: 06/09/2015

Researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have developed a fast, simple process for making platinum … more

New NIST Reference Material Provides a Silver Lining for NanoEHS Research
Release Date: 03/03/2015

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has issued a new silver nanoparticle reference material to support researchers studying … more

NIST Sensor Could Improve One of Nano Research’s Most Useful Microscopes
Release Date: 12/16/2014

Spotting molecule-sized features—common in computer circuits and nanoscale devices—may become both easier and more accurate with a sensor … more

Progress in Nanowire Arrays
Release Date: 12/02/2014

Scanning electron microscope image of an array of GaN nanowires with a spacing of 800 nm. Defect-free nanowires with diameters in the range of 100 … more

Simultaneous Imaging of Ferromagnetic and Ferroelectric Domains
Release Date: 10/01/2014

SEMPA image of a 15 µm-diameter cobalt iron d 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

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

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

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

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

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

NIST Captures Chemical Composition with Nanoscale Resolution
Release Date: 02/12/2013

Researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and the University of Maryland have demonstrated that a new spectroscopy … more

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