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NIST 'Nanowire' Measurements Could Improve Computer Memory
Release Date: 05/18/2011

In this schematic image (top) and transmission electron micrograph, a silicon nanowire is shown surrounded by a stack of thin layers of material … more

Understanding How Glasses 'Relax' Provides Some Relief for Manufacturers
Release Date: 04/26/2011

Researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and Wesleyan University have used computer simulations to gain basic … more

NIST’s Microscopic Drum Could Link Electromagnetic, Mechanical Motion at Quantum Level
Release Date: 03/15/2011

Physicists at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have demonstrated an electromechanical circuit in which microwaves … more

NIST Electromechanical Circuit Sets Record Beating Microscopic 'Drum'
Release Date: 03/09/2011

Device May Help Process Information and Measure Motion at Quantum Scale BOULDER, Colo.—Physicists at the National Institute of Standards and … more

NIST Expert Software 'Lowers the Stress' on Materials Problems
Release Date: 03/01/2011

Before you can build that improved turbojet engine, before you can create that longer-lasting battery, you have to ensure all the newfangled … more

NIST Pings Key Material in Sonar, Closes Gap on Structural Mystery
Release Date: 11/09/2010

Using a neutron beam as a probe, researchers working at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have begun to reveal the crystal … more

New Material May Reveal Inner Workings of Hi-temp Superconductors
Release Date: 08/31/2010

Measurements taken* at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) may help physicists develop a clearer understanding of … more

New Technique Reveals Hidden Properties of Ultracold Atomic Gases
Release Date: 08/06/2008

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

NIST/University of Colorado Scientists Create New Form of Matter: A Fermionic Condensate
Release Date: 01/28/2004

Left to right Deborah Jin, Markus Greiner, Cindy Regal ©Geoffrey Wheeler To obtain a high-resolution copy of this image contact Gail Porter . … more

NIST/University of Colorado Researchers Create Bose-Einstein "Super Molecule"
Release Date: 11/20/2003

A super-cold collection of molecules behaving in perfect unison has been created for the first time from a sea of “fermion” atoms by researchers … more

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