Physicists have proposed a recipe for turning ultracold 'boson' atoms - the ingredients of Bose-Einstein condensates - into a 'supersolid', an exotic state of matter that behaves simultaneously as a solid and a friction-free superfluid.
While exploring the properties of polymer formation, a team of scientists at the National Institute for Standards and Technology (NIST) has made a fundamental discovery about these materials that could improve methods of creating the stable crystalline films that are widely used in electronics applications.
Researchers at NIST describe a new method for creating gas detectors so sensitive that some day they may be able to register these tiny emissions from a single cell, providing a new way to determine if drugs or nanoparticles harm cells or to study how cells communicate with one another.
A new study from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and Rice University offers an inexpensive process that gets nanotubes to obediently line themselves up - that is, self-assemble - in neat rows, more like ducks.
Using a new technique based on terahertz (THz) spectroscopy, scientists at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have recently taken the first step toward revealing the hidden machinations of biomolecules in water.
Recent experiments have shown the absence of the thermoelectric effect in metallic carbon nanotubes. Building upon earlier theoretical work, researchers at the University of Illinois say they can explain this peculiar behavior, and put it to good use.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has acknowledged that its voluntary approach to reporting has yielded only limited information on a small fraction of the hundreds of potentially toxic nanomaterials already in commercial use or in development in the United States, according to Environmental Defense Fund (EDF).
Thousands of high school and middle school students begin a journey this month that they hope will take them to the finals of the U.S. Department of Energy?s (DOE) annual National Science Bowl, America?s largest and most prestigious science competition for middle and high school students.
SPIE, the international society for optics and photonics, and Laurin Publishing, publisher of Photonics Media, have announced the 67 finalist companies for the 2008 Prism Awards for Photonics Innovation, the premier competition for the photonics industry worldwide.
On January 12, 2009, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in the U.S. released its interim report on the Nanoscale Materials Stewardship Program (NMSP). The document is available as a download from the EPA site.