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New Detector Design Improves Gamma-rays Measurements
Release Date: 04/06/2012

The newly designed ionization chambers, in two sizes.   In the pursuit of precision measurements, nothing is simple, even when the apparatus … more

JILA Team Demonstrates 'A New Way of Lasing': A 'Superradiant' Laser
Release Date: 04/04/2012

BOULDER, Colo. – Physicists at JILA have demonstrated a novel “superradiant” laser design, which has the potential to be 100 to 1,000 times more … more

NIST/CU 'Star Comb' Joins Quest for Earthlike Planets
Release Date: 03/06/2012

If there is life on other planets, a laser frequency comb developed at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) may help find it. … more

NIST Measurements May Help Optimize Organic Solar Cells
Release Date: 03/06/2012

Organic solar cells may be a step closer to market because of measurements taken at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and … more

Unusual 'Collapsing' Iron Superconductor Sets Record for Its Class
Release Date: 02/07/2012

A team from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and the University of Maryland has found an iron-based superconductor that … more

Progress and Promise in DIAL LIDAR
Release Date: 02/06/2012

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New Colors: JILA Scientists Confirm First 'Frequency Comb' to Probe Ultraviolet Wavelengths
Release Date: 02/01/2012

Physicists at JILA have created the first “frequency comb” in the extreme ultraviolet band of the spectrum, high-energy light less than 100 … more

Prototype NIST Device Measures Absolute Optical Power in Fiber at Nanowatt Levels
Release Date: 12/20/2011

Researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have demonstrated a prototype device capable of absolute measurements of … more

UV Lithography: Going to Extremes
Release Date: 12/09/2011

Contamination forms on a clean multi-layer surface (top) when EUV photons react (middle) with gases, resulting in carbonaceous deposits (bottom). … more

Atoms Dressed with Light Show New Interactions, Could Reveal Way to Observe Enigmatic Particle
Release Date: 12/08/2011

Physicists at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have found a way to manipulate atoms’ internal states with lasers that … more

NIST Requests Funding Proposals for Projects in Precision Measurement
Release Date: 12/06/2011

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) is soliciting proposals for the next round of funding in its long-running Precision … more

Powerful NIST Detectors on Hawaiian Telescope to Probe Origins of Stars, Planets and Galaxies
Release Date: 12/06/2011

The world’s largest submillimeter camera—based on superconducting technology designed by the National Institute of Standards and Technology … more

Original NIST Campus in D.C. Designated 'Physics Historic Site'
Release Date: 11/22/2011

Page 90 of Ernest Ambler's laboratory notebook recording the historic parity conservation experiment on December 27, 1956. Credit: NIST View … more

NIST Physicists Chip Away at Mystery of Antimatter Imbalance
Release Date: 11/08/2011

Why there is stuff in the universe—more properly, why there is an imbalance between matter and antimatter—is one of the long-standing mysteries of … more

Redefining the SI Units
Release Date: 11/02/2011

The latest official brochure for the international system of units. Metrology is poised to undergo a profound change that will benefit scientists, … more

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