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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

NIST Physicists Turn to Radio Dial for Finer Atomic Matchmaking
Release Date: 10/20/2009

Investigating mysterious data in ultracold gases of rubidium atoms, scientists at the Joint Quantum Institute of the National Institute of … more

High in Sodium: Highly Charged Tungsten Ions May Diagnose Fusion Energy Reactors
Release Date: 09/08/2009

Just as health-food manufacturers work on developing the best possible sodium substitutes for low-salt diets, physicists at the National Institute … more

JILA/NIST Scientists Get a Grip on Colliding Fermions to Enhance Atomic Clock Accuracy
Release Date: 04/16/2009

BOULDER, Colo.—Physicists have measured and controlled seemingly forbidden collisions between neutral strontium atoms—a class of antisocial atoms … more

X Marks the Spot: Ions Coldly Go Through NIST Trap Junction
Release Date: 04/07/2009

The NIST X-trap is constructed from a sandwich of two diamond-shaped alumina wafers, visible in the right center of the top photo. The bottom … more

Flatland Physics Probes Mysteries of Superfluidity
Release Date: 03/24/2009

If physicists lived in Flatland—the fictional two-dimensional world invented by Edwin Abbott in his 1884 novel—some of their quantum physics … more

Simply Weird Stuff: Making Supersolids with Ultracold Gas Atoms
Release Date: 01/13/2009

Physicists at the Joint Quantum Institute (JQI) of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and the University of Maryland have … more

JILA Scientists Create First Dense Gas of Ultracold ‘Polar’ Molecules
Release Date: 10/01/2008

Scientists at JILA, a joint institute of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and the University of Colorado at Boulder … more

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