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'Comb on a Chip' Powers New NIST/Caltech Atomic Clock Design
Release Date: 07/22/2014

Researchers from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and California Institute of Technology (Caltech) have demonstrated a … more

Airport Backscatter Scanner Reexamined
Release Date: 07/21/2014

The system’s scanning capabilities are illustrated on a phantom, a life-size dummy made of tissue-equivalent plastic, meaning it absorbs, … more

Seeing Your True Colors: Standards for Hyperspectral Imaging
Release Date: 07/01/2014

Today, doctors who really want to see if a wound is healing have to do a biopsy or some other invasive technique that, besides injuring an already … more

New NIST Metamaterial Gives Light a One-Way Ticket
Release Date: 07/01/2014

The light-warping structures known as metamaterials have a new trick in their ever-expanding repertoire. Researchers at the National Institute of … more

New Math Technique Improves Atomic Property Predictions to Historic Accuracy
Release Date: 06/25/2014

[This article was revised on July 23, 2014, to clarify the relationship between the work reported here and the related problem of calculating … more

NIST Technique Could Make Sub-wavelength Images at Radio Frequencies
Release Date: 06/17/2014

Imaging and mapping of electric fields at radio frequencies (RF)* currently requires the use of metallic structures such as dipoles, probes and … more

Two NIST Researchers Honored with Flemming Awards
Release Date: 06/09/2014

Two researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) are among 12 federal employees being honored today* as recipients of … more

Rush a Light Wave and You'll Break Its Data, say Scientists
Release Date: 05/29/2014

Quantum information can't break the cosmic speed limit, according to researchers* from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) … more

Novel NIST Laser System Mimics Sunlight to Test Solar Cell Efficiency
Release Date: 05/28/2014

Researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have developed a laser-based instrument that generates artificial … more

GaN Nanowires as AFM Tips
Release Date: 05/22/2014

A single GaN nanowire is removed from a "forest" of wires grown by molecular beam epitaxy. Click on the image for an enlargement showing the … more

Thermal Conductivity of MoS2
Release Date: 05/21/2014

Angela Hight Walker of PML’s Semiconductor and Dimensional Metrology Division and colleagues have succeeded in measuring a previously unknown but … more

Don't Blink! NIST Studies Why Quantum Dots Suffer from 'Fluorescence Intermittency'
Release Date: 05/20/2014

Researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), working in collaboration with the Naval Research Laboratory, have found … more

JILA Study Finds Crowding Has Big Effects on Biomolecules
Release Date: 05/20/2014

Crowding has notoriously negative effects at large size scales, blamed for everything from human disease and depression to community resource … more

NIST Chip Produces and Detects Specialized Gas for Biomedical Analysis
Release Date: 05/20/2014

A chip-scale device that both produces and detects a specialized gas used in biomedical analysis and medical imaging has been built and … more

High Performance SPADs
Release Date: 05/16/2014

Alessandro Restelli demonstrates the new detector control system. By employing a technique analogous to the operation of noise-canceling … more

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