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It’s a Beauty: JILA’s Quantum Crystal is Now More Valuable
Release Date: 11/05/2015

Physicists at JILA have made their "quantum crystal" of ultracold molecules more valuable than ever by packing about five times more molecules … more

New Ballistics Control Chart for Forensic Imaging
Release Date: 10/28/2015

These close-up images of standard cartridge cases illustrate differences between the older (left) and newer (right) imaging systems, as well as … more


2014 CODATA Values Posted
Release Date: 10/26/2015

Click on image for an abbreviated list of the CODATA recommended values of the fundamental constants of physics and chemistry. In a world of … more

Tracking the Solar Spectrum
Release Date: 10/22/2015

It may seem hard to believe, but we still don’t know nearly enough about sunlight. Although people have been splitting the sun’s rays into a … more

New Facility for Infrared Calibration
Release Date: 10/21/2015

Calibration setup: (A) infrared source, (B) monochromator, (C) output beam and device under test (red) next to NIST standard detector. Click on … more

NIST, UC Davis Scientists Float New Approach to Creating Computer Memory
Release Date: 10/08/2015

What can skyrmions do for you? These ghostly quantum rings, heretofore glimpsed only under extreme laboratory conditions, just might be the basis … more

NIST Calibrates Quartz Crystals for Fusion Device
Release Date: 09/29/2015

Testing a Sandia spectrometer at the NIST tungst more

Observing Edge States in a Quantum Simulation
Release Date: 09/25/2015

Scientists at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have achieved a major milestone in simulating the dynamics of … more

NIST Puts the Twist on Neutrons – Because It Takes One to Know One
Release Date: 09/23/2015

A team of scientists working at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has found a way to put a twist on a beam of neutrons—a … more

NIST Team Breaks Distance Record for Quantum Teleportation
Release Date: 09/22/2015

BOULDER, Colo.—Researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have “teleported” or transferred quantum information … more

Hydrogen Storage Technology Patented
Release Date: 09/21/2015

Individual frames from time-resolved IR emission-measurement images for a magnesium-iron thin film in which 4 % of the atoms are iron, exposed to … more

Polarity of GaN Nanowires
Release Date: 09/21/2015

Scanning transmission electron microscopy annular dark field images images of a GaN film (left) and GaN nanowire (right) showing aligned columns … more

SPS Interns Get the NIST Experience
Release Date: 09/17/2015

  Front row: SPS interns Veronica Martinez-Vargas (left) and Teresa Turmanian. Back row: Robert Brown (left), CEO of the American Institute of … more

NIST Physicists Show ‘Molecules’ Made of Light May Be Possible
Release Date: 09/08/2015

It’s not lightsaber time, not yet. But a team including theoretical physicists from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has … more

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