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NIST 'Quantum Tuning Forks' Demonstrate Directly Coupling of Vibrating Ions
Release Date: 03/01/2011

Physicists at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have for the first time coaxed two atoms in separate locations to take … more

Quantum Hot Potato: NIST Researchers Entice Two Atoms to Swap Smallest Energy Units
Release Date: 02/23/2011

New technique has potential to simplify future information processing BOULDER, Colo.—Physicists at the National Institute of Standards and … more

Etched Quantum Dots Shape Up as Single Photon Emitters, NIST Tests Show
Release Date: 02/22/2011

Like snowflakes or fingerprints, no two quantum dots are identical. But a new etching method for shaping and positioning these semiconductor … more

Here Comes the Sun: NIST Radio Station WWVH in Hawaii Adds Solar Power
Release Date: 02/15/2011

The sun is now a significant power source for the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) radio station WWVH, which broadcasts time … more

Crowding Out Collisions: Close Quarters Boost Atomic Clock's Accuracy
Release Date: 02/15/2011

In a paradox typical of the quantum world, JILA scientists have eliminated collisions between atoms in an atomic clock by packing the atoms closer … more

Quantum Quirk: JILA Scientists Pack Atoms Together to Prevent Collisions in Atomic Clock
Release Date: 02/03/2011

BOULDER, Colo.—In a paradox typical of the quantum world, JILA scientists have eliminated collisions between atoms in an atomic clock by packing … more

NIST Puts a New Twist on the Electron Beam
Release Date: 01/19/2011

Electron microscopes are among the most widely used scientific and medical tools for studying and understanding a wide range of materials, from … more

New Wave: JILA Develops Efficient Source of Terahertz Radiation
Release Date: 01/19/2011

JILA researchers have developed a laser-based source of terahertz radiation that is unusually efficient and less prone to damage than similar … more

NIST Advances Single Photon Management for Quantum Computers
Release Date: 01/19/2011

The quantum computers of tomorrow might use photons, or particles of light, to move around the data they need to make calculations, but photons … more

Stretching, the Truth: JILA Biophysicists Help Unravel DNA Stretching Mystery
Release Date: 01/19/2011

Using a new experimental test structure, biophysicists at JILA have unraveled part of a 15-year mystery in the mechanics of DNA—just how the … more

NIST Physicist Joseph Stroscio Named Among 2010 AAAS Fellows
Release Date: 01/19/2011

Joseph Stroscio, a physicist at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), has been named a Fellow of the American Association for … more

NIST Telescope Calibration May Help Explain Mystery of Universe's Expansion
Release Date: 01/05/2011

Is the expansion of the universe accelerating for some unknown reason? This is one of the mysteries plaguing astrophysics, and somewhere in … more

New Time Widget Puts Accurate Clocks on Web Pages
Release Date: 01/05/2011

For Web site owners and bloggers, there is a new widget from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) that will keep your Web … more

NIST Pings Key Material in Sonar, Closes Gap on Structural Mystery
Release Date: 11/09/2010

Using a neutron beam as a probe, researchers working at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have begun to reveal the crystal … more

AFM Positioning: Shining Light on a Needle in a Haystack
Release Date: 11/09/2010

The researchers characterize their new technique as a neat solution to the "needle in a haystack" problem of nanoscale microscopy, but it's more … more

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