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Experiments Prove Existence of Atomic Chain ‘Anchors’
Release Date: 02/03/2005

The two images above show the energy levels (vertical scale) and spatial positions (white lines) of electrons within a three-atom chain. The top … more

Tiny, Atom-based Detector Senses Weak Magnetic Fields
Release Date: 01/05/2005

Photo of the NIST chip-scale magnetometer. The sensor is about as tall as a grain of rice. The widest block near the top of the device is an … more

Chip-Scale Magnetic Sensor Draws on Mini Clock Design
Release Date: 12/29/2004

Photo of the NIST chip-scale magnetometer. The sensor is about as tall as a grain of rice. The widest block near the top of the device is an … more

Scientists Tame 'Hip Hop' Atoms: Precision Placement May Help in Building Nanoscale Devices
Release Date: 09/09/2004

  Joseph Stroscio; Robert Celotta / NIST A 40-nanometer-wide NIST logo made with cobalt atoms on a copper surface. The ripples in the background … more

NIST Unveils Chip-Scale Atomic Clock
Release Date: 08/27/2004

The heart of a minuscule atomic clock—believed to be 100 times smaller than any other atomic clock—has been demonstrated by scientists at the … more

Scientists Report First Observation of an “Atomic Air Force”
Release Date: 08/18/2004

The first sighting of atoms flying in formation has been reported by physicists at the Department of Commerce’s National Institute of Standards … more

NIST Demonstrates ‘Teleportation’ of Atomic States for Quantum Computing
Release Date: 06/16/2004

© Geoffrey Wheeler NIST physicist David Wineland adjusts an ultraviolet laser beam used to manipulate ions in a high-vacuum "ion trap" used to … more

A Quantum Mechanical ‘Tune Up’ for Better Measurement
Release Date: 06/04/2004

By exploiting the weird quantum behavior of atoms, physicists at the Commerce Department’s National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) … more

System Sets Speed Record for Quantum Encryption
Release Date: 05/07/2004

Physicist Joshua Bienfang sets up the NIST quantum key distribution system to receive a string of photons from colleagues stationed on the top … more

NIST System Sets Speed Record For Generation of Quantum Keys for ‘Unbreakable’ Encryption
Release Date: 05/03/2004

The fastest known cryptographic system based on transmission of single photons—the smallest pulses of light—has been demonstrated by a team at the … more

NIST/University of Colorado Scientists Create New Form of Matter: A Fermionic Condensate
Release Date: 01/28/2004

Left to right Deborah Jin, Markus Greiner, Cindy Regal ©Geoffrey Wheeler To obtain a high-resolution copy of this image contact Gail Porter . … more

NIST/University of Colorado Researchers Create Bose-Einstein "Super Molecule"
Release Date: 11/20/2003

A super-cold collection of molecules behaving in perfect unison has been created for the first time from a sea of “fermion” atoms by researchers … more

Tiny "Test Tubes" May Aid Pharmaceutical R&D
Release Date: 09/26/2003

Top: Fluorescent images show two liposomes, one filled with dye and another filled with calcium ions. Bottom: After fusing, the contents of the … more

Ultracold Molecules Pave Way for Quantum “Super Molecule” Achievement Could Improve Understanding of Superconductivity
Release Date: 07/02/2003

Physicist Deborah Jin in her laboratory at JILA, a joint institute of the National Institute of Standards and Technology and the University of … more

Taming the Qubit
Release Date: 04/10/2003

The trouble with qubits is they don't always behave. Scientists are, however, learning to control these weird "quantum bits," particles that … more

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