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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

NIST's David J. Wineland Wins 2012 Nobel Prize in Physics
Release Date: 10/09/2012

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

Quantum Random Number Generator
Release Date: 10/01/2012

Schematic diagram of loophole-free Bell test, with time on the ve more

Shaking Up Biomolecules with Light
Release Date: 09/28/2012

PML scientist Zeeshan Ahmed lowers a sample into the instrument chamber for analysis. In living organisms, biomolecules such as proteins are … more

PML central role in T-and-E standards
Release Date: 09/27/2012

Some of the kinds of radiation detectors affected by the new standards. PML researchers played a central role in the establishment of new testing … more

Jacob Taylor, NIST Physicist, Receives Samuel J. Heyman Service to America Medal for Public Service
Release Date: 09/14/2012

On September 13, 2012, National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) physicist Jacob Taylor received a Samuel J. Heyman Service to America … more

The World's Most Stable Laser
Release Date: 09/10/2012

The world’s most stable laser – with frequency variation of no more than 2 parts in 10,000 trillion – has been developed and tested by an … more

Mars Robot, Curiosity, Tethered to NIST Measurements
Release Date: 09/05/2012

Sometimes the chain of measurement traceability—the unbroken series of links between a calibrated instrument and the official standard maintained … more

NIST's Speedy Ions Could Add Zip to Quantum Computers
Release Date: 08/08/2012

Take that, sports cars! Physicists at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) can accelerate their beryllium ions from zero to … more

Seeing the Light with NIST's New Noiseless Optical Amplifier
Release Date: 08/08/2012

Most devices that amplify light suffer from the same problem: making the image brighter also adds muddying distortion. Scientists working at the … more

NIST Measurement Advance Could Speed Innovation in Solar Devices
Release Date: 07/25/2012

A new versatile measurement system devised by researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) accurately and quickly … more

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