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PML on Mars: Far-out Thermal Calibration
Release Date: 08/29/2012

PML physicist Michal Chojnacky (right) demonstrates the method used to calibrate platinum resistance thermometers. At left is sensor designer … more

Simulating the Sun for Photovoltaic Research
Release Date: 08/29/2012

Collimated output of the solar simulator illuminates a small solar cell. Electrical probes are used to measure cell efficiency. PML researchers … more

Disseminating the Kilogram, No Strings Attached
Release Date: 08/24/2012

Patrick Abbot inspects the upper (vacuum) section of the apparatus. The impending redefinition of the kilogram presents a weighty dilemma. Methods … more

PML Uses Combined Optical Techniques to Provide Important Answers on Graphene Structures
Release Date: 08/13/2012

Nhan Nguyen demonstrates how he performs optical measurements on a graphene-insulator-semiconductor sample structure. That graphene is the hot new … more

NIST Shows New Device Could Improve Fiber-Optic Quantum Data Transmission
Release Date: 08/08/2012

Tests performed at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) show that a new method for splitting photon beams could overcome a … more

New Performance Standards for Public-Safety RF Devices
Release Date: 07/27/2012

A PASS unit and air pack are placed in an anechoic chamber for testing . First responders rely increasingly on wireless communication devices, and … more

Probing Atoms' Disorderly Behavior
Release Date: 07/26/2012

A close-up photo of the center of the experimental set-up. The small transparent chamber that holds the ultracold rubidium atoms is surrounded by … more

Three NIST Researchers Earn Presidential Honor
Release Date: 07/25/2012

The White House has announced that three researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) will receive the 2011 … more

MEMS Reference Material Released
Release Date: 07/23/2012

  PML researcher Janet Cassard examines samples of the two new Reference Materials to be used for calibrating microscale measurements on MEMS … more

Researchers Demonstrate and Explain Surface Conduction in a Topological Insulator
Release Date: 07/11/2012

Researchers at the University of Maryland and the NIST Center for Nanoscale Science and Technology have for the first time experimentally … more

'Tuning' Graphene Drums Might Turn Conductors to Semiconductors
Release Date: 06/27/2012

Tightening or relaxing the tension on a drumhead will change the way the drum sounds. The same goes for drumheads made from graphene, only instead … more

Shaffique Adam Receives Singapore National Research Foundation Fellowship
Release Date: 06/27/2012

In July, Shaffique Adam will join the inaugural faculty of Yale-NUS College as an Assistant Professor of Science, with a joint appointment in the … more

Graphene Drumheads Tuned to Make Quantum Dots
Release Date: 06/21/2012

NIST researchers showed that straining graphene membrane creates pseudomagnetic fields that confines the graphene's electrons and creates … more

Laser Radiometry: Powering Up
Release Date: 06/11/2012

Chris Cromer examines one of PML’s next-generation power meters, built for the Air Force, that is capable of handling inputs as high as 100 kW. In … more

Looking At and Into the Ultra-Small
Release Date: 06/08/2012

PIF's Aric Sanders demonstrates imaging options on the FIB/SEM instrument.       NIST is taking a huge step into the ultra-small with the … more

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