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Research in Images: Cutaway View of Nanoparticles in a Neural Cell
Release Date: 11/26/2014

  NIST's Precision Imaging Facility (PIF) in Boulder, Colo., provides a variety of advanced tools for precisely measuring the structure and … more

Five NIST Scientists Win APS Awards
Release Date: 11/25/2014

Five scientists at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have won major awards from the American Physical Society, the … more

NIST Study Suggests Light May Be Skewing Lab Tests on Nanoparticles' Health Effects
Release Date: 11/18/2014

Truth shines a light into dark places. But sometimes to find that truth in the first place, it’s better to stay in the dark. That’s what recent … more

Novel Sodium-Conducting Material Could Improve Rechargeable Batteries
Release Date: 11/04/2014

Rechargeable battery manufacturers may get a jolt from research performed at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and several … more

NIST Offers Electronics Industry Two Ways to Snoop on Self-Organizing Molecules
Release Date: 10/22/2014

A few short years ago, the idea of a practical manufacturing process based on getting molecules to organize themselves in useful nanoscale shapes … more

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

SEMPA image of a 15 µm-diameter cobalt iron d more

NIST Scientists Improve Microscopic Batteries with Homebuilt Imaging Analysis
Release Date: 09/26/2014

In a rare case of having their cake and eating it too, scientists from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and other … more

World’s Smallest Reference Material is Big Plus for Nanotechnology
Release Date: 09/24/2014

If it's true that good things come in small packages, then the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) can now make anyone working … more

Scientists Shed Light on Organic Photovoltaic Characteristics
Release Date: 09/02/2014

Organic photovoltaic sample under test. (Click image to enlarge.) Photovoltaic devices, also kno more

Optical Microscope Technique Confirmed as Valid Nano-Measurement Tool
Release Date: 08/26/2014

Recent experiments have confirmed* that a technique developed several years ago at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) can … more

Guidelines for Enhancing Solar Cells Using Surface Plasmon Polaritons
Release Date: 08/15/2014

Researchers from the NIST Center for Nanoscale Science and Technology (CNST) have established guidelines for using surface plasmon polaritons … more

NIST Shows Ultrasonically Propelled Nanorods Spin Dizzyingly Fast
Release Date: 07/21/2014

Vibrate a solution of rod-shaped metal nanoparticles in water with ultrasound and they'll spin around their long axes like tiny drill bits. Why? … more

Manipulating Magnetic Field Effects in Organic Semiconductors
Release Date: 07/10/2014

Illustration of bias voltage controlled magnetoresistance enabled in an organic light-emitting diode (OLED) structure (bottom) due to the charge … 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

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