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JILA Physicist is Finalist for Service to America Medal
Release Date: 08/30/2007

Konrad Lehnert, a physicist at JILA, is a finalist for the 2007 Service to America medals, presented annually by the non-profit, non-partisan … more

Nanoscale Blasting Adjusts Resistance in Magnetic Sensors
Release Date: 08/16/2007

A new process for adjusting the resistance of semiconductor devices by carpeting a small area of the device with tiny pits, like a yard dug up by … more

Thousands of Atoms Swap 'Spins' in Quantum Square Dance
Release Date: 08/03/2007

Physicists at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have induced thousands of atoms trapped by laser beams to swap “spins” … more

Nano-layer of Ruthenium Stabilizes Magnetic Sensors
Release Date: 08/03/2007

A layer of ruthenium just a few atoms thick can be used to fine-tune the sensitivity and enhance the reliability of magnetic sensors, tests at the … more

Thousands of Atoms Swap ‘Spins’ with Partners in Quantum Square Dance
Release Date: 07/25/2007

NIST Advance Is Step Toward Quantum Computing with Neutral Atoms GAITHERSBURG, MD—Physicists at the Commerce Department’s National Institute of … more

Magnetic Tape Analysis "Sees" Tampering in Detail
Release Date: 07/20/2007

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has developed an improved version of a real-time magnetic microscopy system that … more

DNA Sieve: Nanoscale Pores Can Be Tiny Analysis Labs
Release Date: 05/10/2007

Imagine being able to rapidly identify tiny biological molecules such as DNA and toxins using less than a drop of salt water in a system that can … more

New JILA Apparatus Measures Fast Nanoscale Motions
Release Date: 03/16/2007

A new nanoscale apparatus developed at JILA—a tiny gold beam whose 40 million vibrations per second are measured by hopping electrons—offers the … more

First 2D Pictures of a 'Frequency Comb' Transform It into a Brush
Release Date: 02/07/2007

Technique Reveals Colors and Intensity of All Lightwaves Simultaneously False-color images of the "fingerprints" of molecular iodine, each taken … more

NIST Physicist Wins APS Keithley Award
Release Date: 11/22/2006

The American Physical Society (APS) has named National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) physicist Kent Irwin as the recipient of the … more

NIST Physicist Receives APS I.I. Rabi Prize
Release Date: 11/09/2006

The American Physical Society (APS) announced last week the selection of National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) physicist Jun Ye, … more

NIST Staff Honored in 2006 Presidential Rank Awards
Release Date: 11/09/2006

Five senior members of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) staff have been honored in the 2006 Presidential Rank Awards. The … more

'Tornadoes' Are Transferred From Light to Sodium Atoms
Release Date: 11/09/2006

For the first time, tornado-like rotational motions have been transferred from light to atoms in a controlled way at the National Institute of … more

O’Brian Named Director of NIST Boulder Laboratories
Release Date: 10/26/2006

Thomas R. O'Brian, chief of the Time and Frequency Division at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), has been appointed … more

NIST Physicists Boost 'Entanglement' of Atom Pairs
Release Date: 10/18/2006

The NIST process for "purifying" an unusual property of quantum physics called entanglement involves illuminating two pairs of beryllium ions … more

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