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UMD and NIST Announce the Creation of the Joint Center for Quantum Information and Computer Science
Release Date: 10/31/2014

Abby Robinson , UMD 301-405-4575 Center researchers aim to understand how quantum systems can store, transport, process information The University … more

NIST Launches New Calibration Service for High-Power Lasers
Release Date: 10/29/2014

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has launched a new calibration service for high-power lasers of the sort used by … more

NIST ‘Combs’ the Atmosphere to Measure Greenhouse Gases
Release Date: 10/29/2014

By remotely "combing" the atmosphere with a custom laser-based instrument, researchers from the National Institute of Standards and Technology … more

X-ray Detector for Synchrotron Beamlines
Release Date: 10/24/2014

TES detector (at top of device) mounted for use in a beam line. Click on image for enlarged view. Photos: Dan Schmidt/NIST NIST scientists have … more

James Olthoff Named Director of NIST’s Physical Measurement Laboratory
Release Date: 10/15/2014

James Olthoff, a 27-year veteran of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), has been named director of the agency's Physical … more

NIST Laser Comb System Maps 3D Surfaces Remotely for Manufacturing, Forensics
Release Date: 10/07/2014

Researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have demonstrated a laser-based imaging system that creates … more

NIST Quantum Probe Enhances Electric Field Measurements
Release Date: 10/07/2014

Researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and the University of Michigan have demonstrated a technique based on the … more

Simultaneous Imaging of Ferromagnetic and Ferroelectric Domains
Release Date: 10/01/2014

SEMPA image of a 15 µm-diameter cobalt iron d more

Generating Numbers of Photons
Release Date: 09/25/2014

A NIST team is at work on what promises to be one of the world’s most accurate methods for generating a specified number of photons, and has … more

Calibrating Radiation Beams with Light
Release Date: 09/17/2014

Ronald Tosh with the most recent setup for measuring temperature changes with optical light, using a cyc more

Three's a Charm: NIST Detectors Reveal Entangled Photon Triplets
Release Date: 09/15/2014

Researchers at the University of Waterloo in Canada have directly entangled three photons in the most technologically useful state for the first … more

Polonium's Most Stable Isotope Gets Revised Half-Life Measurement
Release Date: 09/09/2014

Scientists at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have determined* that polonium-209, the longest-lived isotope of this … more

EUV calibration for solar studies
Release Date: 08/25/2014

Rob Vest at the section of the EUV beam line where the degradation-free spectrometers were calibrated. Image: Sean Kelley/NIST Thanks to precision … more

JILA Team Finds First Direct Evidence of 'Spin Symmetry' In Atoms
Release Date: 08/21/2014

Just as diamonds with perfect symmetry may be unusually brilliant jewels, the quantum world has a symmetrical splendor of high scientific value. … more

Scale Model Smokestack
Release Date: 08/15/2014

Construction is nearly complete on one of the world's more unusual precision measurement facilities: A 50 meter horizontal smokestack located on … more

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