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JILA Named 'Physics Historic Site' on its 50th Anniversary
Release Date: 07/11/2012

JILA, a Colorado laboratory known around the world for creating new states of matter and novel laser designs and applications, turns 50 this year … more

Researchers Demonstrate and Explain Surface Conduction in a Topological Insulator
Release Date: 07/11/2012

Researchers at the University of Maryland and the NIST Center for Nanoscale Science and Technology have for the first time experimentally … more

Not-So-Precious: Stripping Gold From AFM Probes Allows Better Measurement of Picoscale Forces
Release Date: 06/27/2012

Gold is not necessarily precious—at least not as a coating on atomic force microscope (AFM) probes. Artist's conception of JILA's advance in … more

Shaffique Adam Receives Singapore National Research Foundation Fellowship
Release Date: 06/27/2012

In July, Shaffique Adam will join the inaugural faculty of Yale-NUS College as an Assistant Professor of Science, with a joint appointment in the … more

Hark! Group Demonstrates First Heralded Single Photon Source Made from Silicon
Release Date: 06/27/2012

In an important step towards more practical quantum information processing, researchers from the National Institute of Standards and Technology … more

First Observation of the Hall Effect in a Bose-Einstein Condensate
Release Date: 06/19/2012

National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) researchers have observed for the first time the Hall effect in a gas of ultracold atoms. … more

JILA Frequency Comb Helps Evaluate Novel Biomedical Decontamination Method
Release Date: 06/14/2012

Like many new measurement tools, the laser frequency comb seemed at first a curiosity but has found more practical uses than originally imagined. … more

NIST Effort Could Improve High-Tech Medical Scanners
Release Date: 06/12/2012

A powerful color-based imaging technique is making the jump from remote sensing to the operating room—and a team of scientists* at the National … more

New Quantum Computing Algorithm Could Simulate Giant Particle Accelerators
Release Date: 06/12/2012

A trio of theorists, including one from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), have described how a future quantum computer … more

Quantum Computers Will Be Able to Simulate Particle Collisions
Release Date: 05/31/2012

Quantum computers are still years away, but a trio of theorists has already figured out at least one talent they may have. According to the … more

Spin Polarized Supercurrents Optimized with a Simple Flip
Release Date: 05/11/2012

Using SEMPA, the magnetic structures in the top and bottom layers of a cobalt-ruthenium-cobalt sandwich contained within a superconducting device … more

New Point for Dew Point
Release Date: 05/10/2012

Peter Huang of PML's Sensor Science Division. Peter Huang of the Sensor Science Division’s Temperature and Humidity group has devised a new … more

New Vacuum Calibration System: Better, Faster, and Cheaper
Release Date: 05/08/2012

The new, automated Vacuum Comparison Standard can accommodate up to 10 customer gauges of different types at once, with calibration times in the … more

Beaming Up on the Way to Space
Release Date: 05/07/2012

A SURF beam line (foil-wrapped cylinder at right) ends at a vacuum chamber in which the MAVEN EUV filter radiometer was tested. At left, plastic … more

NIST Contributes to Discovery of Novel Quantum Spin-Liquid
Release Date: 05/07/2012

Gaithersburg, Md.—An international team of researchers including scientists from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has … more

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