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Let’s Roll: Material for Polymer Solar Cells May Lend Itself to Large-Area Processing
Release Date: 08/12/2016

For all the promise they have shown in the lab, polymer solar cells still need to “get on a roll” like the ones employed in printing newspapers so … more

A Crack in the Mystery of ‘Oobleck’—Friction Thickens Fluids
Release Date: 05/05/2016

By revealing missing details behind the odd behavior of a science fair favorite—a soupy mixture known as “oobleck” that switches back and forth … more

How Do Nature’s Materials Stack Up? “Patchy” Framework Offers New Insights into Self-Assembly
Release Date: 04/19/2016

Nature’s toolkit includes its still-matchless ability to effortlessly assemble proteins, membranes and other complex structures from parts lists … more

Mixing Modern Materials? NIST Math App Helps You Manage Your Mashup
Release Date: 12/22/2015

Imagine you’re baking a special cake, one in which the shape of each mote of spice mixed into the batter can have a profound effect on your … 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

Lithium Sulfur: A Battery Revolution on the Cheap?
Release Date: 06/03/2014

Whip together an industrial waste product and a bit of plastic and you might have the recipe for the next revolution in battery technology. … more

New NIST Nanoscale Indenter Takes Novel Approach to Measuring Surface Properties
Release Date: 07/23/2013

Researchers from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and the University of North Carolina have demonstrated a new design for … more

NIST Announces New Scaffold Reference Material for Tissue Engineering Research
Release Date: 06/25/2013

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has issued a new reference material—a sort of standardized sample—of cellular scaffolds … more

Mix Masters: NIST Scientists Image the Molecular Structure of Polymer Blends
Release Date: 11/27/2012

Using an enhanced form of "chemical microscopy" developed at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), researchers there have … more

September Workshop to Explore the Measurement Needs of the Flexible Electronics Industry
Release Date: 09/05/2012

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), in concert with the FlexTech Alliance, will hold a workshop on “Flexible Printed … more

New NIST-led Consortium Aims to Improve Process for Making ‘Soft Materials’
Release Date: 07/11/2012

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) is launching a new consortium that will take the measure of a growing and increasingly … more

Novel Clay-based Coating May Point the Way to New Generation of Green Flame Retardants
Release Date: 06/27/2012

In searching for better flame retardants for home furnishings—a large source of fuel in house fires—National Institute of Standards and Technology … more

Fabrication Method Can Affect the Use of Block Copolymer Thin Films
Release Date: 05/02/2012

A new study by a team including scientists from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) indicates that thin polymer films can … more

May Workshop Examines Impact of Advanced Imaging Technology on Tissue Engineering Research
Release Date: 04/17/2012

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), in cooperation with the Multi-Agency Tissue Engineering Science (MATES) working group, … more

NIST Releases First Certified Reference Material for Single-Wall Carbon Nanotubes
Release Date: 12/20/2011

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has issued the world’s first reference material for single-wall carbon nanotube soot. … more

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