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In Its First Measurement of Planck’s Constant, NIST’s Newest Watt Balance Brings World One Step Closer to New Kilogram
Release Date: 06/21/2016

A high-tech version of an old-fashioned balance scale at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has just brought scientists a … more

Physicists measured something new in the radioactive decay of neutrons. The experiment inspired theorists; future ones could reveal new physics.
Release Date: 06/14/2016

The experiment inspired theorists; future ones could reveal new physics. A physics experiment performed at the National Institute of Standards and … more

NIST’s Super Quantum Simulator ‘Entangles’ Hundreds of Ions
Release Date: 06/09/2016

Physicists at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have “entangled” or linked together the properties of up to 219 beryllium … more

NIST System Replicated by Chip Maker
Release Date: 06/06/2016

Coplanar wave guide, developed at NIST, used to apply microwave magnetic fields to multilayer films for ferromagnetic resonance measurements. A … 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

Powered by Quantum Cycles: Cold-Atom Pump
Release Date: 05/25/2016

By manipulating the behavior of particles at a quantum level, scientists at the Joint Quantum Institute (JQI, a research partnership of NIST and … more

Right Size + Right Chemistry = Right Stuff for Plastics Manufacturing
Release Date: 05/19/2016

Plastic manufacturing is an energy-intensive process. Now, research performed in part at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) … more

JILA Extends Laser ‘Combing’ Method to Identify Large, Complex Molecules
Release Date: 05/04/2016

BOULDER, Colo. – JILA physicists have extended the capability of their powerful laser “combing” technique to identify the structures of large, … more

New Chip-Based Sensor Finds Power in Versatility
Release Date: 04/26/2016

Prototype Deconstructed: PML's John Lehman holds a circular wafer full of chips, each of which features a carbon nanotube-coated "lollipop." When … 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

Optical Clocks Synched to Femtoseconds Over Air
Release Date: 04/21/2016

TOP: Time information is transmitted between sites across a turbulent air path. Real-time feedback is supplied to the clock at site B to … more

New Nanodevice Shifts Light's Color at Single-Photon Level
Release Date: 04/18/2016

Converting a single photon from one color, or frequency, to another is an essential tool in quantum communication, which harnesses the subtle … more

Precision Testing for MEMS Accelerometers
Release Date: 04/08/2016

The goniometer-based instrument. The piv more

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