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Cooler Than Ever: NIST Mechanical Micro-Drum Chilled to Quantum Ground State
Release Date: 07/06/2011

BOULDER, Colo. – Showcasing new tools for widespread development of quantum circuits made of mechanical parts, scientists from the National … more

A Cool Beat: NIST Micro-Drum Chilled to Quantum Ground State
Release Date: 07/06/2011

Showcasing new tools for developing quantum circuits made of mechanical parts, scientists from the National Institute of Standards and Technology … more

A Quiet Phase: NIST Optical Tools Produce Ultra-low-noise Microwave Signals
Release Date: 06/27/2011

By combining advanced laser technologies in a new way, physicists at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have generated … more

Researchers Share Useful Lessons Learned in Evaluating Emerging Technologies
Release Date: 06/21/2011

Most industry executives, military planners, research managers or venture capitalists charged with assessing the potential of an R&D project … more

NIST Tunes 'Metasurface' with Fluid in New Concept for Sensing and Chemistry
Release Date: 06/07/2011

Like an opera singer hitting a note that shatters a glass, a signal at a particular resonant frequency can concentrate energy in a material and … more

NIST, AIP to Make Semiconductor Research Freely Available Online
Release Date: 05/24/2011

A wealth of information on recent advances in semiconductor research is now available for free, thanks to an agreement between the National … more

Broadening Uses Put MEMS Technology on the Map(s)
Release Date: 05/24/2011

Behind the smart phone's continuing transformation into the quintessential multipurpose tool is the rise and diversification of … more

NIST 'Nanowire' Measurements Could Improve Computer Memory
Release Date: 05/18/2011

In this schematic image (top) and transmission electron micrograph, a silicon nanowire is shown surrounded by a stack of thin layers of material … more

Good Eggs: NIST Nanomagnets Offer Food for Thought About Computer Memories
Release Date: 04/26/2011

Magnetics researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) colored lots of eggs recently. Bunnies and children might find … more

Smart Grid Panel Agrees on Standards and Guidelines for Wireless Communication, Meter Upgrades
Release Date: 04/19/2011

Gaithersburg, Md. – The governing board of the public-private Smart Grid Interoperability Panel (SGIP) has voted in favor of a new standard and a … more

A Measurement First: NIST 'Noise Thermometry' System Measures Boltzmann Constant
Release Date: 03/30/2011

Researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have for the first time used an apparatus that relies on the “noise” of … more

Celebrating Superconductivity: NIST Debuts Online Museum of Quantum Voltage Standards
Release Date: 03/30/2011

Collage of images from NIST museum of voltage standards. Credit: NIST photos arranged by Kelly Talbott View hi-resolution image On April 8, 2011, … more

NIST’s Microscopic Drum Could Link Electromagnetic, Mechanical Motion at Quantum Level
Release Date: 03/15/2011

Physicists at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have demonstrated an electromechanical circuit in which microwaves … more

NIST Electromechanical Circuit Sets Record Beating Microscopic 'Drum'
Release Date: 03/09/2011

Device May Help Process Information and Measure Motion at Quantum Scale BOULDER, Colo.—Physicists at the National Institute of Standards and … more

Etched Quantum Dots Shape Up as Single Photon Emitters, NIST Tests Show
Release Date: 02/22/2011

Like snowflakes or fingerprints, no two quantum dots are identical. But a new etching method for shaping and positioning these semiconductor … more

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