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How to tell when a nanoparticle is out of shape

Nanoparticles—those with diameters less than one-thousandth the width of a human hair—are increasingly prevalent in high technology, medicine, and consumer goods. Their characteristics, both desirable and undesirable, ...

dateDec 21, 2016 in Nanophysics
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Device for detecting subatomic-scale motion

Scientists at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have developed a new device that measures the motion of super-tiny particles traversing distances almost unimaginably small—shorter than the diameter ...

dateDec 16, 2016 in Nanophysics
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