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Joint Quantum Institute Created by University of Maryland, NIST and NSA
Release Date: 09/11/2006

COLLEGE PARK, Md. – Today, the University of Maryland (UM), the Commerce Department’s National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), and … more

Gold Nanoparticles Prove to Be Hot Stuff
Release Date: 08/31/2006

A gold nanobead, trapped with 205 milliwatts of infrared laser light, heats up to about 75 degrees C or 167 degrees F (shown in dark red) and the … more

NIST Scientists Use Electron Beam to Unravel the Secrets of an ‘Atomic Switch’: New Findings Improve Construction Tools and Knowhow for Nanoscale Devices
Release Date: 08/17/2006

NIST researchers used a scanning tunneling microscope (STM) to move a single cobalt atom (blue sphere) in a small molecule back and forth between … more

Two NIST Researchers Earn Presidential Honors
Release Date: 08/03/2006

The White House has announced that two researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) are among the 56 recipients of the … more

‘Micro-boxes’ of Water Used to Study Single Molecules
Release Date: 07/20/2006

Prodded by optical tweezers, two "hydrosomes" move together and fuse to mix their contents, in an experiment using water droplets as minuscule … more

Mercury Atomic Clock Sets Time-Keeping Record
Release Date: 07/20/2006

NIST physicist Jim Bergquist with the world's most accurate clock. The silver cylinder in the foreground is a magnetically shielded cryogenic … more

‘Micro-boxes’ of Water Used to Study Single Molecules
Release Date: 07/20/2006

Prodded by optical tweezers, two "hydrosomes" move together and fuse to mix their contents, in an experiment using water droplets as minuscule … more

Road to AC Voltage Standard Leads to Important Junction
Release Date: 07/20/2006

After 10 years of research, the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has unveiled the world's first precision instrument for … more

Mercury Atomic Clock Keeps Time with Record Accuracy
Release Date: 07/14/2006

BOULDER, COLO.—An experimental atomic clock based on a single mercury atom is now at least five times more precise than the national standard … more

New Ion Trap May Lead to Large Quantum Computers
Release Date: 07/06/2006

False-color images of 1, 2, 3, 6, and 12 magnesium ions loaded into NIST's new planar ion trap. Red indicates areas of highest fluorescence, or … more

Code for ‘Unbreakable’ Quantum Encryption Generated at Record Speed over Fiber
Release Date: 04/18/2006

Gaithersburg, Md.—Raw code for “unbreakable” encryption, based on the principles of quantum physics, has been generated at record speed over … more

Algorithm Advance Produces Quantum Calculation Record
Release Date: 03/16/2006

Two theoreticians from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and Indiana University (IU) have published the most accurate … more

Record-breaking Detector May Aid Nuclear Inspections (Tech Beat)
Release Date: 03/16/2006

Scientists at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have designed and demonstrated the world’s most accurate gamma ray … more

"Frequency Comb" Spectroscopy Proves to be Powerful Chemical Analysis Tool
Release Date: 03/16/2006

Boulder, Colo. -- Physicists at JILA have designed and demonstrated a highly sensitive new tool for real-time analysis of the quantity, structure, … more

Record-breaking Detector May Aid Nuclear Inspections
Release Date: 03/14/2006

Boulder, Colo.—Scientists at the Commerce Department’s National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have designed and demonstrated the … more

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