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Walls Falling Faster for Solid-State Memory
Release Date: 06/09/2010

After running a series of complex computer simulations, researchers have found that flaws in the structure of magnetic nanoscale wires play an … more

NIST Scientists Gain New 'Core' Understanding of Nanoparticles
Release Date: 05/25/2010

While attempting to solve one mystery about iron oxide-based nanoparticles, a research team working at the National Institute of Standards and … more

Seeing Moiré in Graphene
Release Date: 04/27/2010

Researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and the Georgia Institute of Technology have demonstrated* that atomic … more

New Study Helps Explain the Surprising Behavior of Tiny 'Artificial Muscles'
Release Date: 04/27/2010

Using neutron beams and atomic-force microscopes, a team of university researchers working with the National Institute of Standards and Technology … more

NIST Scientists Address ‘Wrinkles’ in Transparent Film Development
Release Date: 03/30/2010

A closer look at a promising nanotube coating that might one day improve solar cells has turned up a few unexpected wrinkles, according to new … more

NIST Researchers Holding Steady in an Atomic-Scale Tug-of-War
Release Date: 03/30/2010

How hard do you have to pull on a single atom of--let's say--gold to detach it from the end of a chain of like atoms?* It's a measure of the … more

NIST Scientists Quantify Nanoparticle-Protein Interactions
Release Date: 01/12/2010

A research team at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has quantified the interaction of gold nanoparticles with important … more

Combining Nanotubes and Antibodies for Breast Cancer ‘Search and Destroy’ Missions
Release Date: 12/01/2009

Single-walled nanotubes--cylinders of carbon about a nanometer in diameter--have been highly touted for potential applications such as ultrastrong … more

NIST Researchers Put a New Spin on Atomic Musical Chairs
Release Date: 12/01/2009

Researchers from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and the Naval Research Laboratory have developed a new way to introduce … more

Is Your Microrobot Up for the (NIST) Challenge?
Release Date: 10/27/2009

The scientists and engineers who introduced the world to tiny robots demonstrating soccer skills are creating the next level of friendly … more

Is Your Microrobot Up for the (NIST) Challenge?
Release Date: 10/20/2009

The scientists and engineers who introduced the world to tiny robots demonstrating soccer skills are creating the next level of friendly … more

New NIST Nano-Ruler Sets Some Very Small Marks
Release Date: 09/22/2009

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has issued a new ruler, and even for an organization that routinely deals in … more

Diamonds May Be the Ultimate MRI Probe, Say Quantum Physicists
Release Date: 09/22/2009

Diamonds, it has long been said, are a girl's best friend. But a research team including a physicist from the National Institute of Standards and … more

Therapeutic Nanoparticles Give New Meaning to Sugar-Coating Medicine
Release Date: 09/22/2009

A research team at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) studying sugar-coated nanoparticles for use as a possible cancer … more

New Nanochemistry Technique Encases Single Molecules in Microdroplets
Release Date: 09/22/2009

The NIST "on-demand" single-molecule drop dispenser: Water flows through a microfluidic channel, roughly 35 microns wide, and enters a narrow … more

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