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For Newly Discovered 'Quantum Spin Liquid', the Beauty Is in Its Simplicity
Release Date: 12/19/2012

A research team including scientists from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has confirmed long-standing suspicions among … more

New NIST Document Offers Guidance in Cryptographic Key Generation
Release Date: 12/12/2012

Protecting sensitive electronic information in different situations requires different types of cryptographic algorithms, but ultimately they all … more

New Platform Developed to Measure and Exploit Optomechanical Interactions
Release Date: 12/12/2012

A pair of nanobeams is held side-by-side and separated by a nanoscale gap, with one beam supporting a mechanical mode, and the other supporting a … more

Finding Magic Wavelengths
Release Date: 12/05/2012

JQI researcher Creston Herold examines part of the experimental apparatus.   Scientists from a PML- Joint Quantum Institute (JQI)* group have … more

1000 Calibration Reports . . . And Counting
Release Date: 11/21/2012

Igor Vayshenker works with the tunable laser system. The U.S. Internet – and indeed any communication system that sends information by fiber-optic … more

Enriched Silicon: Going for Four Nines
Release Date: 11/20/2012

The outside of the deposition chamber with researcher Kevin Dwyer looking on, and a close-up of the inside showing the silicon target (glowing … more

Coming Soon: Tabletop Molecular Movies
Release Date: 11/05/2012

Close-up of water-jet target (vertical line, ~ 0.2 mm wide) used to produce picosecond x-ray pulses. Credit: Jens Uhlig One of the most urgently … more

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

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