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New Calculations on Blackbody Energy Set the Stage for Clocks with Unprecedented Accuracy
Release Date: 05/06/2011

A team of physicists from the United States and Russia announced today* that it has developed a means for computing, with unprecedented accuracy, … more

The First Non-Trivial Atom Circuit: Progress towards an Atom SQUID
Release Date: 03/30/2011

Researchers from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and the University of Maryland (UM) have created the first nontrivial … more

First Demonstration of 'Spin-Orbit Coupling' in Ultracold Atomic Gases
Release Date: 03/15/2011

Physicists at the Joint Quantum Institute (JQI) have for the first time caused a gas of atoms to exhibit an important quantum phenomenon known as … more

JQI Physicists Demonstrate Coveted 'Spin-Orbit Coupling' for the First Time in Ultracold Atomic Gases
Release Date: 03/02/2011

Technique Suggests an Avenue for Creating New Kinds of Superconductivity GAITHERSBURG, Md.—Physicists at the Joint Quantum Institute (JQI), a … more

NIST 'Quantum Tuning Forks' Demonstrate Directly Coupling of Vibrating Ions
Release Date: 03/01/2011

Physicists at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have for the first time coaxed two atoms in separate locations to take … more

Quantum Hot Potato: NIST Researchers Entice Two Atoms to Swap Smallest Energy Units
Release Date: 02/23/2011

New technique has potential to simplify future information processing BOULDER, Colo.—Physicists at the National Institute of Standards and … more

Crowding Out Collisions: Close Quarters Boost Atomic Clock's Accuracy
Release Date: 02/15/2011

In a paradox typical of the quantum world, JILA scientists have eliminated collisions between atoms in an atomic clock by packing the atoms closer … more

Quantum Quirk: JILA Scientists Pack Atoms Together to Prevent Collisions in Atomic Clock
Release Date: 02/03/2011

BOULDER, Colo.—In a paradox typical of the quantum world, JILA scientists have eliminated collisions between atoms in an atomic clock by packing … more

NIST Puts a New Twist on the Electron Beam
Release Date: 01/19/2011

Electron microscopes are among the most widely used scientific and medical tools for studying and understanding a wide range of materials, from … more

'Si' on the New SI: NIST Backs Proposal for a Revamped System of Measurement Units
Release Date: 10/26/2010

Taking the first steps of what would be a major historical advance in the science of measurement, the National Institute of Standards and … more

Popular Science Magazine Names Spielman One of Science’s ‘Brilliant Ten’
Release Date: 10/13/2010

The National Institute of Standards and Technology’s Ian Spielman is highlighted in the November, 2010, issue of Popular Science , where the … more

NIST Ultraviolet Source Helps NASA Spacecraft Measure the Origins of Space Weather
Release Date: 08/31/2010

With a brilliant, finely tuned spark of ultraviolet (UV) light, a physicist at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) helped … more

JQI Researchers Create 'Synthetic Magnetic Fields' for Neutral Atoms
Release Date: 12/15/2009

Achieving an important new capability in ultracold atomic gases, researchers at the Joint Quantum Institute, a collaboration of the National … more

Time Magazine Names JQI Work Among Year’s Best Inventions
Release Date: 11/17/2009

Time Magazine has named research on the "quantum teleportation" of information from one atom to another in its "50 Best Inventions of 2009" … more

Capturing Those In-Between Moments: NIST Solves Timing Problem in Molecular Modeling
Release Date: 11/03/2009

A theoretical physicist at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has developed a method for calculating the motions and forces … more

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