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CT calorimetry
Release Date: 12/21/2012

Heather Chen-Mayer at the PET/CT scanner with HDPE phantoms. The large sections are for whole-torso measurements; the small cylinder is one more

Photons Emitted by Quantum Dots Can be Made Indistinguishable Through Quantum Frequency Conversion
Release Date: 12/19/2012

The quantum frequency conversion system uses two pump lasers whose frequency difference is matched to the difference between the two input photon … more

Ultraviolet Water Treatment
Release Date: 12/19/2012

Placing a water sample for irradiation by UV beams. A group of researchers from PML’s Sensor Science Division is part of a project that will have … more

For Newly Discovered 'Quantum Spin Liquid', the Beauty Is in Its Simplicity
Release Date: 12/19/2012

A research team including scientists from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has confirmed long-standing suspicions among … more

JILA Physicists Achieve Elusive 'Evaporative Cooling' of Molecules
Release Date: 12/19/2012

Achieving a goal considered nearly impossible, JILA physicists have chilled a gas of molecules to very low temperatures by adapting the familiar … more

Uses and Users of NIST's Atomic Spectra Database
Release Date: 12/19/2012

Alexander Kramida (center) talks with Montgomery College students Thomas Carpentier (left) and Eric Carpentier (right). The online Atomic Spectra … more

Photonic Thermometers
Release Date: 11/28/2012

Click here for animation of how the ring resonator is used as a photonic thermometer. For nearly a century, the instrument of choice for accurate … more

NIST Experiments Challenge Fundamental Understanding of Electromagnetism
Release Date: 11/27/2012

Observations made with NIST's Electron Beam Ion Trap indicate that in ions with a strongly positive charge, electrons can behave in ways … more

Construction Industry Honors JILA X-Wing
Release Date: 11/27/2012

JILA's new X-Wing addition has received two construction industry awards—best project in higher education/research and special judges' … more

Key Property of Graphene Sustained Over Wide Ranges of Density and Energy
Release Date: 11/14/2012

A collaboration led by researchers from the NIST Center for Nanoscale Science and Technology   has shown for the first time that charge carriers in … more

Researchers Develop Versatile Optomechanical Sensors for Atomic Force Microscopy
Release Date: 10/24/2012

Top: Scanning electron micrograph of the chip-based optomechanical sensor. Bottom: Schematic of the disk-cantilever sensor geometry. Researchers … more

Deborah Jin of JILA Selected for 2013 Women in Science Award
Release Date: 10/22/2012

Deborah Jin, a physicist at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) who works at JILA, has been selected as the North American … more

Princeton/NIST Collaboration Puts Wheels on the Quantum Bus
Release Date: 10/19/2012

In yet another step toward the realization of a practical quantum computer, scientists working at Princeton and the Joint Quantum Institute (JQI) … more

NIST Researcher David Wineland Wins 2012 Nobel Prize in Physics
Release Date: 10/16/2012

David J. Wineland, a physicist at the U.S. Department of Commerce’s National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), has won the 2012 Nobel … more

Congratulations to David Wineland! 2012 Nobel Laureate in Physics
Release Date: 10/09/2012

We are thrilled at the news that NIST's David Wineland has been awarded the 2012 Nobel Prize in Physics, along with Professor Serge Haroche of the … more

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