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Smart Grid
Last Updated Date: 11/28/2014

The NIST Interoperability Framework Process for Smart Grid includes Priority Action Plans (PAPs) for dealing with major issues associated with … more

Superconductor Electromechanics
Last Updated Date: 11/24/2014

The Magnetics Group's program in superconductor electromechanics has moved to the University of Colorado. Contact principal investigators … more

Ultra-Wideband Location
Last Updated Date: 11/19/2014

This page provides a summary of the testing and evaluation conducted at NIST on Ultra-Wideband (UWB) location systems for first responders.

Measurements for Hydrogen Storage Materials
Last Updated Date: 10/14/2014

The goal of this project is to develop the metrology necessary for rapid, high-throughput measurement of the hydrogen content of novel materials … more

Accelerator Facilities
Last Updated Date: 10/09/2014

The Radiation Physics Division's accelerator facilities continue to support a broad range of research efforts in the areas of industrial and … more

Radioactivity Standard Reference Material Program
Last Updated Date: 10/09/2014

The Standard Reference Materials Program of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) provides science, industry, and government … more

Boulder MicroFabrication Facility
Last Updated Date: 10/08/2014

The Boulder MicroFabrication Facility (BMF) is an 18,000 square feet class 100 clean room located in the new Precision Measurement Laboratory. The … more

Power Devices and Thermal Metrology
Last Updated Date: 10/07/2014

The Power Devices and Thermal Metrology Project develops electrical and thermal measurement methods and equipment to support development and … more

Analytical Transmission Scanning Electron Microscopy
Last Updated Date: 09/02/2014

This project develops low-energy transmission electron diffraction, imaging, and spectroscopy in the scanning electron microscope, to enable … more

Frequency Comb Calibration of Astronomical Spectrographs
Last Updated Date: 08/20/2014

We have constructed portable frequency combs that have provided in situ calibration of astronomical spectrographs, to aid in the search for … more

Microresonator Device Research
Last Updated Date: 08/20/2014

With micro-resonators (fabricated in house or by collaborators) we are developing microcombs, integrated reference cavities and low-noise laser … more

Frequency Comb Spectroscopy
Last Updated Date: 08/20/2014

We use optical frequency combs to perform precision spectroscopy in the visible and, more recently, mid-infrared, domains, for rapid, high … more

Optical Cavities for Laser Stabilization
Last Updated Date: 08/20/2014

Optical cavities are essential elements of optical atomic clocks, as they serve to pre-stabilize the clock laser. Our Group is currently … more

Optical and Microwave Waveform Synthesis
Last Updated Date: 08/14/2014

We use femtosecond-laser frequency combs to generate optical and microwave waveforms with unprecedented noise performance.

Calcium Optical Beam Clock
Last Updated Date: 08/08/2014

A simple, compact alternative to the highest performing optical standards, the Ca clock uses a thermal beam of neutral atoms with one or two … more

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