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NIST Reference Materials Are 'Gold Standard' for Bio-Nanotech Research
Release Date: 01/08/2008

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has issued its first reference standards for nanoscale particles targeted for the … more

NIST Develops Test Method for Key Micromechanical Property
Release Date: 01/08/2008

Engineers and researchers designing and building new microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) can benefit from a new test method developed at the … more

'High Q' NIST Nanowires May be Practical Oscillators
Release Date: 11/27/2007

Nanowires grown at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have a mechanical “quality factor” at least 10 times higher than … more

NIST Demos Industrial-Grade Nanowire Device Fabrication
Release Date: 10/25/2007

In the growing catalog of nanoscale technologies, nanowires—tiny rows of conductor or semiconductor atoms—have attracted a great deal of interest … more

Showcase - Focus on Microfluidics
Release Date: 10/12/2007

A TECHNOLOGY TRANSFER AND FEDERAL MARKETPLACE EVENT NIST Presents Its Microfluidics Technologies For Commercial Adoption On Tuesday, October 9, … more

Measurements from the Edge: Magnetic Properties of Thin Films
Release Date: 09/27/2007

Spectroscopic image showing the microwave-frequency magnetic resonances of an array of parallel, metallic thin film nanowires ("stripes"). The … more

NIST, SRC-NRI Enter Partnership to Drive Search for Next-Generation Computer Technology
Release Date: 09/13/2007

Collaboration Aims to Strengthen the Nation's Lead in Nanoelectronics   Semiconductor Research Corporation (SRC), the world’s leading … more

Longer is Better for Nanotube Optical Properties
Release Date: 08/30/2007

If you want to exploit the ability of single-walled carbon nanotubes (SWCNTs) to absorb, fluoresce and scatter light, take the advice of a sandlot … more

Changing the Rings: A Key Finding for Magnetics Design
Release Date: 08/03/2007

Researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology’s Center for Nanoscale Science and Technology (CNST) have done the first … more

Speed Bumps Less Important Than Potholes for Graphene
Release Date: 07/20/2007

For electrical charges racing through an atom-thick sheet of graphene, occasional hills and valleys are no big deal, but the potholes—single-atom … more

Silicon Nanowires Upgrade Data-Storage Technology
Release Date: 06/08/2007

Scientists at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), along with colleagues at George Mason University and Kwangwoon University … more

New Fabrication Technique Yields Nanoscale UV LEDs
Release Date: 05/24/2007

[Top] Micrograph of a complete nanowire LED with the end contact. The long nanowire (A) is about 110 micrometers long, a shorter nanowire (B) … more

DNA Sieve: Nanoscale Pores Can Be Tiny Analysis Labs
Release Date: 05/10/2007

Imagine being able to rapidly identify tiny biological molecules such as DNA and toxins using less than a drop of salt water in a system that can … more

Placing Single Nanowires: NIST Makes the Connection
Release Date: 04/26/2007

(a) Schematic of NIST single nanowire manipulation system.(b) Scanning electron microscope image shows a single silicon nanowire positioned in an … more

Study: Cells Selectively Absorb Short Nanotubes
Release Date: 03/30/2007

DNA-wrapped single-walled carbon nanotubes (SWCNTs) shorter than about 200 nanometers readily enter into human lung cells and so may pose an … more

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