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Shiny and (Electro)chrome: New Twist on Old Tech Could Bring Living Color at Low Power
Release Date: 02/02/2016

By marrying state-of-the-art nanometer-scale gratings with a Space Age-era thin-film polymer, researchers working at the National Institute of … more

Promising Quantum Transducer
Release Date: 01/28/2016

When a long-awaited quantum information network finally arrives, in whatever form, it will incorporate two essential technologies: a method of … more

Less Jitter, More Bits: New Material for Detecting Photons Captures More Quantum Information
Release Date: 01/05/2016

Detecting individual particles of light just got a bit more precise—by 74 picoseconds to be exact—thanks to advances in materials by National … more

Nanoworld “Snow Blowers” Carve Straight Channels in Semiconductor Surfaces
Release Date: 12/28/2015

In the nanoworld, tiny particles of gold can operate like snow blowers, churning through surface layers of an important class of semiconductors to … more

Ringing in a New Way to Measure and Modulate Trapped Light
Release Date: 12/22/2015

Researchers working at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have developed a novel way to noninvasively measure and map how … more

Seeing Cells More Clearly
Release Date: 12/07/2015

Jeeseong Hwang at one of the laboratory imaging systems. NIST scientists, with collaborators at the University of Michigan, have designed and … more

Nanoparticle Manufacturing Workshop
Release Date: 11/24/2015

Following decades of research and development, commercial products enabled by nanoparticles are poised to have broad impact in diverse sectors of … more

SPS Interns Get the NIST Experience
Release Date: 09/17/2015

  Front row: SPS interns Veronica Martinez-Vargas (left) and Teresa Turmanian. Back row: Robert Brown (left), CEO of the American Institute of … more

NIST Method for Spotting Quantum Dots Could Help Make High-Performance Nanophotonic Devices
Release Date: 08/10/2015

Life may be as unpredictable as a box of chocolates, but ideally, you always know what you’re going to get from a quantum dot. A quantum dot … more

CNST Releases the Spring/Summer 2015 Edition of The CNST News
Release Date: 07/28/2015

  The NIST Center for Nanoscale Science and Technology (CNST) Center for Nanoscale Science and Technology (CNST) is pleased to announce the … more

The Incredible Shrinking ESR Machine
Release Date: 07/14/2015

Researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have come up with a way to shrink a research instrument generally … more

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

Vacuum Fluctuations: Measuring the Unreal
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

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