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Measuring Tiny Forces with Light
Release Date: 08/24/2016

Photons are bizarre: They have no mass, but they do have momentum. And that allows researchers to do counterintuitive things with photons, such as … more

Million-Pound Deadweight Machine Officially Open for Business
Release Date: 06/02/2016

The last few bolts were tightened just weeks ago – by hand. Now fully restored, NIST’s 4.45 meganewton (one million pounds-force) deadweight … more

SF6 Shows Promise as Mercury Substitute
Release Date: 05/27/2016

PML's Weston Tew with the new triple-point cel more

NIST’s Million-Pound Weight Stack Restoration is Complete
Release Date: 04/25/2016

PML restoration team and leadership in front of the newly refurbished million-pound weightstack. From left to right: Project Leader Rick Seifarth, … more

Head to Head: Photonic Pressure Sensors vs. Mercury-Based Standard
Release Date: 04/21/2016

PML's Jacob Ricker with the two FLOCs (copper boxes, center) and the mercury manometer (blue column, right). When a team of researchers at NIST’s … more

Vaccine Fridge Field Study ‘Opens Doors’ to New Standards
Release Date: 02/23/2016

Alexandra Rodriguez demonstrating the broken contact style of data logger. Recipients of an annual flu shot may be surprised to learn that there … more

Transforming Welding with Comprehensive NIST Metrology
Release Date: 02/02/2016

NIST director Willie May and PML NRC postdoc Brian Simonds with the welding booth in the new facility on NIST's Boulder, Colo., campus. Welding … more

New ‘Quick Test’ Station May Speed Commercialization of Photonic Thermometers
Release Date: 01/29/2016

Physicists in NIST’s Physical Measurement Laboratory (PML) have been working on a new class of chip-based photonic thermometers that measure … more

New Chip Defect-finding Scheme Attracts Industry Leaders
Release Date: 05/27/2015

A diagram of a transistor showing where the signal enters and where it is collected in both charge pumping and the new frequency-modulated charge … more

NIST Contributes to IEC White Paper on Wireless Sensor Networks, IOT
Release Date: 05/06/2015

A new white paper by an international team surveys the role of wireless sensor networks in the evolution of the Internet of Things (IoT). The … more

Seeing 3D Shapes with SEM
Release Date: 04/27/2015

A three-dimensional reconstruction of chip features from measurements using the NIST model-library method. As microchip feature dimensions … more

'Standing Room Only’ for PML’s Hands-On Dimensional Metrology Workshop
Release Date: 04/22/2015

Workshop attendee using a Universal Length Measuring Machine. Earlier this month, PML’s Dimensional Metrology Group hosted a three-day hands-on … more

Restoration Begins on NIST's Million-Pound Deadweight Machine
Release Date: 01/27/2015

For the first time in half a century, NIST’s 4.45-million newton (equivalent to one million pounds-force) deadweight machine – the largest in the … more

Thin, Strong Bond for Vacuum Seal
Release Date: 12/02/2014

Silicate bonds are so thin they are transparent. An ultra-stable, ultra-thin bonding technology has been adapted by researchers in PML’s … more

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