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Uses and Users of NIST's Atomic Spectra Database
Release Date: 12/19/2012

Alexander Kramida (center) talks with Montgomery College students Thomas Carpentier (left) and Eric Carpentier (right). The online Atomic Spectra … more

NIST Experiments Challenge Fundamental Understanding of Electromagnetism
Release Date: 11/27/2012

Observations made with NIST's Electron Beam Ion Trap indicate that in ions with a strongly positive charge, electrons can behave in ways … more

NIST Researcher David Wineland Wins 2012 Nobel Prize in Physics
Release Date: 10/16/2012

David J. Wineland, a physicist at the U.S. Department of Commerce’s National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), has won the 2012 Nobel … more

NIST's Speedy Ions Could Add Zip to Quantum Computers
Release Date: 08/08/2012

Take that, sports cars! Physicists at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) can accelerate their beryllium ions from zero to … more

First Observation of the Hall Effect in a Bose-Einstein Condensate
Release Date: 06/19/2012

National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) researchers have observed for the first time the Hall effect in a gas of ultracold atoms. … more

NIST Mini-sensor Measures Magnetic Activity in Human Brain
Release Date: 04/19/2012

A miniature atom-based magnetic sensor developed by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has passed an important research … more

JILA Superradiant Laser Is 'A New Way of Lasing'
Release Date: 04/17/2012

Physicists at JILA have demonstrated a novel "superradiant" laser that works on a subtly different principle than ordinary lasers. In principle, … more

JILA Team Demonstrates 'A New Way of Lasing': A 'Superradiant' Laser
Release Date: 04/04/2012

BOULDER, Colo. – Physicists at JILA have demonstrated a novel “superradiant” laser design, which has the potential to be 100 to 1,000 times more … more

New Colors: JILA Scientists Confirm First 'Frequency Comb' to Probe Ultraviolet Wavelengths
Release Date: 02/01/2012

Physicists at JILA have created the first “frequency comb” in the extreme ultraviolet band of the spectrum, high-energy light less than 100 … more

Atoms Dressed with Light Show New Interactions, Could Reveal Way to Observe Enigmatic Particle
Release Date: 12/08/2011

Physicists at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have found a way to manipulate atoms’ internal states with lasers that … more

Atomic Theory of Lithium
Release Date: 10/03/2011

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Ion Armageddon: Measuring the Impact Energy of Highly Charged Ions
Release Date: 08/30/2011

Much like a meteor impacting a planet, highly charged ions hit really hard and can do a lot of damage, albeit on a much smaller scale. And much … more

NIST/JQI Researcher Ian Spielman to Receive 2011 Junior BEC Award
Release Date: 08/30/2011

Ian Spielman, a physicist at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and fellow of the Joint Quantum Institute, a collaborative … more

NIST Demonstrates First Quantum 'Entanglement' of Ions Using Microwaves
Release Date: 08/16/2011

Physicists at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have, for the first time, linked the quantum properties of two separated … more

NIST Physicists 'Entangle' Two Atoms Using Microwaves for the First Time
Release Date: 08/10/2011

New Approach Harnesses Mature Electronics to Simplify Ion-trap Quantum Computers BOULDER, Colo. – Physicists at the National Institute of … more

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