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Public Comment Requested for Manufacturing Network's Suggested Metrics, IP Guidelines

Nov. 2013- The federal interagency Advanced Manufacturing National Program Office (AMNPO) has issued for public comment draft performance metrics and intellectual-property-management guidelines for President Obama's proposed National Network for Manufacturing Innovation (NNMI).

NIST Use Anasys Nanoscale AFM-IR Imaging to Characterize Plasmonics

Jul. 2013- Anasys Instruments announces a new application for AFM-IR to study as reported by research scientists in NIST publication “Tech Beat.”

SRC, NIST Introduce Second Phase of Nanoelectronics Research Initiative with $5 Million in Annual Funding to Develop Post-CMOS Electronics

May. 2013- NRI Second Phase Features Multi-University Network Focused on Research Centers at SUNY's College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering, University of Nebraska-Lincoln and University of Texas at AustinGAITHERSBURG, Md. – The Semiconductor Research Corporation (SRC) and the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) today announced the second phase of the Nanoelectronics ...

Super-Nanotubes: 'Remarkable' Spray-on Coating Combines Carbon Nanotubes with Ceramic

Apr. 2013- Researchers from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and Kansas State University have demonstrated a spray-on mixture of carbon nanotubes and ceramic that has unprecedented ability to resist damage while absorbing laser light.*

DNA and Quantum Dots: All That Glitters is Not Gold

Jan. 2013- A team of researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has shown that by bringing gold nanoparticles close to the dots and using a DNA template to control the distances, the intensity of a quantum dot's fluorescence can be predictably increased or decreased.* This breakthrough opens a potential path to using quantum dots as a component in better photodetectors, ...

The Top Five Manufacturing Trends of 2012

Jan. 2013- American manufacturing has been in the spotlight this year. From the members of the media and political pundits to our business partners and even our neighbors, everybody is talking about U.S. manufacturing again. This renewed interest in our country’s manufacturing sector is because our industry is leading the way for our economic recovery. According to the latest employment report from ...

NRI to Lead New Five-Year Effort to Develop Post-CMOS Electronics

Nov. 2012- The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) announced today the selection of the Nanoelectronics Research Initiative (NRI), a collaboration of several key firms in the semiconductor industry, to support university-centered research for the development of after-the-next-generation “nanoelectronics” technology. NRI is made up of participants from the semiconductor ...

Researchers Report Novel Approach for Single Molecule Electronic DNA Sequencing

Sep. 2012- DNA sequencing is the driving force behind key discoveries in medicine and biology. For instance, the complete sequence of an individual’s genome provides important markers and guidelines for medical diagnostics and healthcare. Up to now, the major roadblock has been the cost and speed of obtaining highly accurate DNA sequences. While numerous advances have been made in the last 10 years, ...

NIST/UMass Study Finds Evidence Nanoparticles May Increase Plant DNA Damage

Apr. 2012- Researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and the University of Massachusetts Amherst (UMass) have provided the first evidence that engineered nanoparticles are able to accumulate within plants and damage their DNA. In a recent paper,* the team led by NIST chemist Bryant C. Nelson showed that under laboratory conditions, cupric oxide nanoparticles have the capacity ...

The Shape of Things to Come: NIST Probes the Promise of Nanomanufacturing Using DNA Origami

Mar. 2012- In recent years, scientists have begun to harness DNA’s powerful molecular machinery to build artificial structures at the nanoscale using the natural ability of pairs of DNA molecules to assemble into complex structures. Such “DNA origami,” first developed at the California Institute of Technology,* could provide a means of assembling complex nanostructures such as ...

Hacking the SEM: Crystal Phase Detection for Nanoscale Samples

Jan. 2012- Custom modifications of equipment are an honored tradition of the research lab. In a recent paper,* two materials scientists at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) describe how a relatively simple mod of a standard scanning electron microscope (SEM) enables a roughly 10-fold improvement in its ability to measure the crystal structure of nanoparticles and extremely thin ...

Cool Nano Loudspeakers Could Make for Better MRIs, Quantum Computers

Jan. 2012- A team of physicists from the Joint Quantum Institute (JQI), the Neils Bohr Institute in Copenhagen, Denmark, and Harvard University has developed a theory describing how to both detect weak electrical signals and cool electrical circuits using light and something very like a nanosized loudspeaker.* If demonstrated through experiment, the work could have a tremendous impact on detection of ...

NIST Releases First Certified Reference Material for Single-Wall Carbon Nanotubes

Dec. 2011- The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has issued the world’s first reference material for single-wall carbon nanotube soot. Distantly related to the soot in your fireplace or in a candle flame, nanotube-laden soot is the primary industrial source of single-wall carbon nanotubes, perhaps the archetype of all nanoscale materials. The new NIST material offers companies and ...

NIST Seeks Comments on Structure for Proposed Advanced Manufacturing Technology Consortia (AMTech) Program

Jul. 2011- A notice published today by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) in the Federal Register requests opinions from the public about the best ways to structure a proposed new Advanced Manufacturing Technology Consortia (AMTech) Program. First described in the President's fiscal year 2012 budget request for NIST, the AMTech Program is a new public-private partnership ...

Nanomechanics: New Test Measures Key Properties of Polymer Thin Films and Membranes

Jul. 2011- Researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have demonstrated* a measurement technique that reliably determines three fundamental mechanical properties of near-nanoscale films. The technique, which highlights the challenge of making mechanical measurements on an object with at least one dimension comparable to the size of a virus, should enable better design and ...

President Obama Launches Advanced Manufacturing Partnership: NIST Activities

Jul. 2011- Today President Obama announced a new initiative, the Advanced Manufacturing Partnership (AMP), a national effort bringing together industry, universities, and the federal government to invest in the emerging technologies that will create high quality manufacturing jobs and enhance global competitiveness.According the White House announcement, "Investing in technologies, such as ...

NIST 2010 TIP Competition

May. 2010- Through July 15th, NIST is accepting proposals for the 2010 Technology Innovation Program. The new TIP competition offers cost-shared funding for innovative research on "Manufacturing and Biomanufacturing: Materials Advances and Critical Processes."

Funding Innovations for Critical National Needs: Implications for Nanomanufacturing

Jun. 2009- National Nanomanufacturing Network: The previously announced Technology Innovation Program (TIP) by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) presently provides competition for multiyear research funding in two major areas of national interest--civil  infrastructure and manufacturing. With this technology focus TIP anticipates providing cost-shared funding for approximately ...