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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

Interface Engineering Leads to Advances in Organic Spintronics
Release Date: 06/30/2015

Sujitra Pookpanratana applies the organic monolayers onto the cobalt surfaces to tune the magnetic properties of the Co-molecule interface. … 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

Measuring Vacuum Fluctuations
Release Date: 06/23/2015

In this universe, anything that can vibrate will vibrate, and no oscillator is ever truly at rest. Even when an object such as an atom or … more

To Give Cancer a Deadly Fever, NIST Explores Better Nanoparticle Design
Release Date: 06/16/2015

Heat may be the key to killing certain types of cancer, and new research from a team including National Institute of Standards and Technology … more

Hooked on Phonons: NIST-led Research Group Measures Graphene Vibrations
Release Date: 06/16/2015

An international research group led by scientists at the National Institute of Standards and Technology's (NIST) Center for Nanoscale Science and … 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

NIST-led Research Group Creates First Whispering Gallery for Graphene Electrons
Release Date: 05/08/2015

GAITHERSBURG, MD--An international research group led by scientists at the U.S. Commerce Department’s National Institute of Standards and … more

Seeing 3D Shapes with SEM
Release Date: 04/27/2015

A three-dimensional reconstruction of chip features from measurements using the NIST model-library method. As microchip feature dimensions … more

Nanoelectronics Conference Focuses on Future of Semiconductor Manufacturing
Release Date: 04/22/2015

The characterization technology needed for nanoelectronic materials and device research, development, and manufacturing was discussed by experts … more

It's a Trap! But That's Okay for Novel Light-Detecting Material
Release Date: 04/17/2015

Traps. Whether you’re squaring off against the Empire or trying to wring electricity out of sunlight, they’re almost never a good thing. But … more

Mind the Gap: Nanoscale Speed Bump Could Regulate Plasmons for High-Speed Data Flow
Release Date: 04/01/2015

The name sounds like something Marvin the Martian might have built, but the “nanomechanical plasmonic phase modulator” is not a doomsday device. … more

NIST Gets New Angle on X-Ray Measurements
Release Date: 03/09/2015

Criminal justice, cosmology and computer manufacturing may not look to have much in common, but these and many other disparate fields all depend … more

New Imaging Technique Finds Formation of Aluminum Alloys to Blame for Next-Gen Battery Failures
Release Date: 03/03/2015

Researchers working at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), the University of Maryland, and Sandia National Laboratories, … more

Double Vision: New NIST Technique Can See Nanoscale 'Tree' and Microscale 'Forest' Simultaneously
Release Date: 03/03/2015

A close-up view of an individual tree won’t tell you much about what’s going on in the forest, or even what’s going on in the tree’s upper … more

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