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NIST Requests Public Comment on Proposed SHA-3 Cryptographic
Release Date: 05/29/2014

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has requested public comments on its newly proposed "Secure Hash Algorithm-3" (SHA-3) … more

High Performance SPADs
Release Date: 05/16/2014

Alessandro Restelli demonstrates the new detector control system. By employing a technique analogous to the operation of noise-canceling … more

PML Leadership Prominent Throughout Newly Released ITRS
Release Date: 04/24/2014

George Orji, PML's Semiconductor and Dimensional Metrology Division When the semiconductor industry received the eagerly awaited annual update of … more

NIST Requests Comments on Smart Grid Framework Update
Release Date: 04/16/2014

The primary guiding document for creating the next-generation "smart" energy grid is getting its first major update in two years. The National … more

Graphene Carrier Density
Release Date: 04/07/2014

Configuration of the QHE device showing dimensions. The blue-gray rectangle in the center is the open face of the Hall bar. The locations of … more

Rochford Chosen to Head New Joint NIST/NTIA Communications Lab
Release Date: 03/25/2014

Officials of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have announced the selection of Kent Rochford to head NIST's new … more

PML Scientists Develop 3D SEM Metrology for 10 nm Structures
Release Date: 03/21/2014

Dr. András Vladár operates the NIST dimensional metrology reference scanning electron microscope. PML researchers have devised an idea for … more

Portable Frequency Comb Rolls Out of the Lab
Release Date: 03/20/2014

Co-developers Laura Sinclair (left) and Ian Coddington with a test version of the newly miniaturized portable frequency comb that fits in two … more

Cell Phones and Cable Signals: Interference Can Happen
Release Date: 03/20/2014

Jason Coder (left) and John Ladbury in the reverberation chamber used for studying interference between cell phones … more

Demagnetization Dynamics on a Femtosecond Time Scale
Release Date: 03/20/2014

The photon beam line of a HHG experiment to observe the dynamics of exchange interactions in a ferromagnetic alloy. X-ray pulses … more

NIST Chips Help BICEP2 Telescope Find Direct Evidence of Origin of the Universe
Release Date: 03/18/2014

The view back in time—way back to the origins of the universe—just got clearer. Much clearer. NIST chip identical to the 16 chips integrated into … more

Magnetic Attraction: Physicists Pay Homage to the SQUID at 50
Release Date: 03/11/2014

From humble beginnings in a series of accidental discoveries, SQUIDs have invaded and enhanced many areas of science and medicine, thanks, in … more

JILA Physicists Discover 'Quantum Droplet' in Semiconductor
Release Date: 02/26/2014

JILA physicists used an ultrafast laser and help from German theorists to discover a new semiconductor quasiparticle—a handful of smaller … more

Stirred, Then Shaken: NIST Atomtronic Study May Pave the Way for New Devices
Release Date: 02/19/2014

While pursuing the goal of turning a cloud of ultracold atoms into a completely new kind of circuit element, physicists at the National Institute … more

Nearly Everyone Uses Piezoelectrics. Be Nice to Know How They Work.
Release Date: 01/29/2014

Piezoelectrics—materials that can change mechanical stress to electricity and back again—are everywhere in modern life. Computer hard drives. Loud … more

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