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Noisy Pictures Tell a Story of 'Entangled' Atoms, JILA Physicists Find
Release Date: 03/22/2005

Similar patterns of "noise" are evident in these two images. The images are taken directly after molecules have been split into entangled atom … more

Experiments Prove Existence of Atomic Chain ‘Anchors’
Release Date: 02/03/2005

The two images above show the energy levels (vertical scale) and spatial positions (white lines) of electrons within a three-atom chain. The top … more

Scientists Report First Observation of an “Atomic Air Force”
Release Date: 08/18/2004

The first sighting of atoms flying in formation has been reported by physicists at the Department of Commerce’s National Institute of Standards … more

NIST Demonstrates ‘Teleportation’ of Atomic States for Quantum Computing
Release Date: 06/16/2004

© Geoffrey Wheeler NIST physicist David Wineland adjusts an ultraviolet laser beam used to manipulate ions in a high-vacuum "ion trap" used to … more

Ultracold Molecules Pave Way for Quantum “Super Molecule” Achievement Could Improve Understanding of Superconductivity
Release Date: 07/02/2003

Physicist Deborah Jin in her laboratory at JILA, a joint institute of the National Institute of Standards and Technology and the University of … more

From Supernova to Smoke Ring: Recent Experiments Underscore Weirdness of the Bose-Einstein Condensate
Release Date: 03/12/2001

Bose-Einstein condensates can sometimes explode like a pocket-sized supernova, but when they're not doing that they can look like the inside of a … more

NIST Scientists Cross the Bridge between Atomic and Real Worlds
Release Date: 01/19/2000

In 1996, researchers at the Boulder, Colo., laboratories of the Commerce Department’s National Institute of Standards and Technology confirmed the … more

Wieman and Cornell Receive Benjamin Franklin Medal in Physics
Release Date: 01/13/2000

Carl Wieman of the University of Colorado at Boulder and Eric Cornell of the National Institute of Standards and Technology have been awarded the … more

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