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New Quantum Dot Transistor Counts Individual Photons
Release Date: 10/11/2007

A transistor containing quantum dots that can count individual photons (the smallest particles of light) has been designed and demonstrated at the … more

NIST Debuts Superconducting Quantum Computing Cable
Release Date: 09/27/2007

Artist's rendition of the NIST superconducting quantum computing cable. Illustration by:Michael Kemper View hi-resolution version Physicists at … more

Digital Cable Goes Quantum: NIST Debuts Superconducting Quantum Computing Cable
Release Date: 09/26/2007

Artist's rendition of the NIST superconducting quantum computing cable. Illustration by:Michael Kemper View hi-resolution version BOULDER, Colo.— … more

Long-Distance Record: ‘Quantum Keys’ Sent 200 Kilometers
Release Date: 06/01/2007

Schematic represents cryogenic packaging system constructed at NIST for the single-photon detector used in a record-setting quantum key … more

NIST Laser-Based Method Cleans Up Grubby Nanotubes
Release Date: 12/21/2006

Before and after electron microscope images of a pyroelectric detector coated with single-walled nanotubes (SWNTs) visually demonstrate the effect … more

NIST Releases New Standard for Semiconductor Industry
Release Date: 10/12/2006

A wide range of optical electronic devices, from laser disk players to traffic lights, may be improved in the future thanks to a small piece of … more

Small, Low-noise Oscillator May Help in Surveillance
Release Date: 09/14/2006

A new design for a microwave oscillator that is smaller, simpler, and produces clearer signals at a single frequency than comparable devices has … more

Nano-Signals Get a Boost from Magnetic Spin Waves
Release Date: 08/31/2006

This simulation shows how two nano-oscillators, spaced 500 nanometers apart, synchronize their microwave signals by overlapping and merging their … more

Road to AC Voltage Standard Leads to Important Junction
Release Date: 07/20/2006

After 10 years of research, the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has unveiled the world's first precision instrument for … more

Researchers Peg Magnetism as Key Driver of High-Temperature Superconductivity
Release Date: 07/06/2006

GAITHERSBURG, Md.—When it comes to superconductivity, magnetic excitations may top good vibrations. Writing in the July 6, 2006, issue of Nature … more

Stress Management: X-Rays Reveal Si Thin-Film Defects
Release Date: 07/06/2006

X-ray topographs of three different strata of a strained-silicon wafer show close correspondence in defects from the base silicon layer (top) … more

Magnetic Ties May Explain High-Temp Superconductors
Release Date: 07/06/2006

When it comes to superconductivity, magnetic excitations may top good vibrations. Scientists working at the National Institute of Standards and … more

Draft Guide Will Help Make WLANs More Secure
Release Date: 06/22/2006

The National Institute of Standards and Technology is requesting comments on a new draft guide that is intended to help organizations make … more

Noise Measurement May Boost Cell Phone Performance
Release Date: 06/22/2006

Researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and industry collaborators have developed improved methods for accurately … more

Circuit Board Materials May Like It Hot (or Not)
Release Date: 06/08/2006

Electrical circuits may act differently in Arizona than they do in Alaska—potentially affecting the performance of computers and other … more

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