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New Boulder Clean Room Open for Business
Release Date: 11/02/2012

Clean room manager John Nibarger examines a wafer carrier on a new load-locked deposition tool for sputtering noble-metal materials. After months … more

The First Controllable Atom SQUID
Release Date: 11/02/2012

Researcher Kevin Wright checks part of the experimental apparatus. Scientists have created the first controllable atomic circuit that functions … more

NRI to Lead New Five-Year Effort to Develop Post-CMOS Electronics
Release Date: 10/16/2012

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) announced today the selection of the Nanoelectronics Research Initiative (NRI), a … more

NIST Selects Winner of Secure Hash Algorithm (SHA-3) Competition
Release Date: 10/02/2012

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) today announced the winner of its five-year competition to select a new cryptographic … more

Near-Field Scanning Microwave Microscope: Big at the Nanoscale
Release Date: 09/28/2012

The larger of the two alternating images above shows the topography of a nanowire bundle. The smaller image is the same bundle, but without the … more

NIST ‘Hybrid Metrology’ Method Could Improve Computer Chips
Release Date: 09/05/2012

A refined method developed at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) for measuring nanometer-sized objects may help computer … more

September Workshop to Explore the Measurement Needs of the Flexible Electronics Industry
Release Date: 09/05/2012

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), in concert with the FlexTech Alliance, will hold a workshop on “Flexible Printed … more

CNST Researchers Demonstrate Low-Noise, Chip-Based Optical Wavelength Converter
Release Date: 09/05/2012

Scanning electron micrograph of the cross-section of a silicon nitride waveguide designed for the low-noise frequency conversion with a simulation … more

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

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