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NIST Achieves Record-Low Error Rate for Quantum Information Processing with One Qubit
Release Date: 08/30/2011

Thanks to advances in experimental design, physicists at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have achieved a record-low … more

Iron ‘Veins’ Are Secret of Promising New Hydrogen Storage Material
Release Date: 08/30/2011

With a nod to biology, scientists at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have a new approach to the problem of safely … more

Ion Armageddon: Measuring the Impact Energy of Highly Charged Ions
Release Date: 08/30/2011

Much like a meteor impacting a planet, highly charged ions hit really hard and can do a lot of damage, albeit on a much smaller scale. And much … more

NIST/JQI Researcher Ian Spielman to Receive 2011 Junior BEC Award
Release Date: 08/30/2011

Ian Spielman, a physicist at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and fellow of the Joint Quantum Institute, a collaborative … more

Better 'Photon Loops' May Be Key to Computer and Physics Advances
Release Date: 08/22/2011

Surprisingly, transmitting information-rich photons thousands of miles through fiber-optic cable is far easier than reliably sending them just a … more

NIST Demonstrates First Quantum 'Entanglement' of Ions Using Microwaves
Release Date: 08/16/2011

Physicists at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have, for the first time, linked the quantum properties of two separated … more

NIST Physicists 'Entangle' Two Atoms Using Microwaves for the First Time
Release Date: 08/10/2011

New Approach Harnesses Mature Electronics to Simplify Ion-trap Quantum Computers BOULDER, Colo. – Physicists at the National Institute of … more

Armchair Science: DNA Strands That Select Nanotubes Are First Step to a Practical ‘Quantum Wire’
Release Date: 08/02/2011

DNA, a molecule famous for storing the genetic blueprints for all living things, can do other things as well. In a new paper,* researchers at the … more

Piece of Cake: Arrays of Long Nanotubes May Help Measure Terahertz Laser Power
Release Date: 07/19/2011

Terahertz radiation can penetrate numerous materials—plastic, clothing, paper and some biological tissues—making it an attractive candidate for … more

The Constants They Are A Changin': NIST Posts Latest Adjustments to Fundamental Figures
Release Date: 07/19/2011

The electromagnetic force has gotten a little stronger, gravity a little weaker, and the size of the smallest "quantum" of energy is now known a … more

NIST Prototype 'Optics Table on a Chip' Places Microwave Photon in Two Colors at Once
Release Date: 07/06/2011

Researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have created a tunable superconducting circuit on a chip that can place a … more

John Cahn to Receive 2011 Kyoto Prize for Fundamental Contributions to Materials Science
Release Date: 07/06/2011

John Cahn, an emeritus senior fellow and materials scientist at the U.S. Commerce Department’s National Institute of Standards and Technology … more

Cooler Than Ever: NIST Mechanical Micro-Drum Chilled to Quantum Ground State
Release Date: 07/06/2011

BOULDER, Colo. – Showcasing new tools for widespread development of quantum circuits made of mechanical parts, scientists from the National … more

A Cool Beat: NIST Micro-Drum Chilled to Quantum Ground State
Release Date: 07/06/2011

Showcasing new tools for developing quantum circuits made of mechanical parts, scientists from the National Institute of Standards and Technology … more

Key Ingredient: Change in Material Boosts Prospects of Ultrafast Single-photon Detector
Release Date: 06/30/2011

By swapping one superconducting material for another, researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have found a … more

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