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New Material May Reveal Inner Workings of Hi-temp Superconductors
Release Date: 08/31/2010

Measurements taken* at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) may help physicists develop a clearer understanding of … more

NIST Ultraviolet Source Helps NASA Spacecraft Measure the Origins of Space Weather
Release Date: 08/31/2010

With a brilliant, finely tuned spark of ultraviolet (UV) light, a physicist at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) helped … more

Extreme Darkness: Carbon Nanotube Forest Covers NIST’s Ultra-dark Detector
Release Date: 08/17/2010

Harnessing darkness for practical use, researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have developed a laser power … more

JILA Frequency Comb System Detects Gas Impurities to Aid Semiconductor Manufacturing
Release Date: 08/03/2010

Purity of ingredients is a constant concern for the semiconductor industry, because a mere trace of contaminants can damage or ruin tiny devices. … more

Beware the Dim Laser Pointer: NIST Researchers Measure High Infrared Power Levels from Some Green Lasers
Release Date: 08/03/2010

Green laser pointers have become a popular consumer item, delivering light that’s brighter to the eye than red lasers, but stories have circulated … more

Some Like It Hot: How to Heat a 'Nano Bathtub' the JILA Way
Release Date: 07/21/2010

Researchers at JILA have demonstrated the use of infrared laser light to quickly and precisely heat the water in "nano bathtubs"—tiny sample … more

Novel Ion Trap with Optical Fiber Could Link Atoms and Light in Quantum Networks
Release Date: 07/06/2010

Physicists at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have demonstrated an ion trap with a built-in optical fiber that collects … more

JILA Team Finds New Parallel Between Cold Gases and ‘Hot’ Superconductors
Release Date: 07/06/2010

Scientists at JILA, working with Italian theorists, have discovered another notable similarity between ultracold atomic gases and high-temperature … more

NIST Team Advances in Translating Language of Nanopores
Release Date: 06/23/2010

National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) scientists have moved a step closer to developing the means for a rapid diagnostic blood … more

NIST/JILA 'Dark Pulse Laser' Produces Bursts of … Almost Nothing
Release Date: 06/09/2010

In an advance that sounds almost Zen, researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and JILA, a joint institute of NIST … more

Time Is Money: SIM Time Network Has Far-Reaching Benefits
Release Date: 05/25/2010

Clocks in the Americas and the Caribbean Islands are now ticking in unison thanks to the work of the Sistema Interamericano de Metrologia (SIM), a … more

It's Electrifying: JILA Scientists Use Electric Fields to Control Chemical Reactions of Ultracold Molecules
Release Date: 04/28/2010

BOULDER, Colo. - Physicists at JILA have demonstrated a new tool for controlling ultracold gases and ultracold chemistry: electric fields. … more

NIST Develops 'Dimmer Switch' for Superconducting Quantum Computing
Release Date: 04/27/2010

Scientists at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have developed the first "dimmer switch" for a superconducting circuit … more

NIST Detector Counts Photons With 99 Percent Efficiency
Release Date: 04/13/2010

Scientists at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have developed* the world's most efficient single photon detector, which … more

Good Times! Get to Know Your Radio-Controlled Clock
Release Date: 03/30/2010

"How accurate is a radio-controlled clock?" National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) researcher Michael Lombardi asks and answers the … more

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