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NIST Programs for Undergraduates, Teachers, Precision Measurements Announced
Release Date: 12/17/2013

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) is advertising available grants in a pair of programs aimed at undergraduate students … more

Wineland Elected Fellow of National Academy of Inventors
Release Date: 12/17/2013

David Wineland credit: Burrus/NIST high resolution version National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Fellow and Nobel laureate David … more

JILA Team Develops ‘Spinning Trap’ to Measure Electron Roundness
Release Date: 12/05/2013

JILA researchers have developed a method of spinning electric and magnetic fields around trapped molecular ions to measure whether the ions' tiny … more

Characterizing Solar Cells with Nanoscale Precision Using a Low-Energy Electron Beam
Release Date: 12/04/2013

Electron beam induced current (red) superimposed on a scanning electron micrograph (gray). Bright contrast in the vicinity of grain boundaries more

NIST Demonstrates How Losing Information Can Benefit Quantum Computing
Release Date: 11/25/2013

Suggesting that quantum computers might benefit from losing some data, physicists at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) … more

Mode Competition in Phonon Laser
Release Date: 11/19/2013

Mode competition in a “phonon laser." A pump power exceeding the threshold level for oscillation of the mechanical modes pictured in the upper … more

High-Tech Measurements for High-Frequency Antennas
Release Date: 11/14/2013

A team of researchers at NIST’s Antenna Metrology Lab in Boulder, CO has devised a first-of-its-kind system – combining a precision 3-meter … more

Researchers from U.S. and Korea Collaborate on Graphene Research
Release Date: 11/07/2013

Thermopower image of epitaxial graphene. The three distinct indexed regions correspond to (l) monolayer graphene, (ll) bilayer graphene, and (lll) … more

NIST’s New Compact Atomic Clock Design Uses Cold Atoms to Boost Precision
Release Date: 11/05/2013

Physicists at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have demonstrated a compact atomic clock design that relies on cold … more

Force to be Reckoned With: NIST Measures Laser Power with Portable Scale
Release Date: 10/22/2013

Researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have demonstrated a novel method for measuring laser power by reflecting … more

NIST/JQI Team 'Gets the Edge' on Photon Transport in Silicon
Release Date: 10/22/2013

Scientists have a new way to edge around a difficult problem in quantum physics, now that a research team from the National Institute of Standards … more

NIST Carbon Nanotube Chips Go Ballooning for Climate Science
Release Date: 10/22/2013

A huge plastic balloon floated high in the skies over New Mexico on Sept. 29, 2013, carrying instruments to collect climate-related test data with … more

NIST Physicists 'Entangle' Microscopic Drum's Beat with Electrical Signals
Release Date: 10/22/2013

Extending evidence of quantum behavior farther into the large-scale world of everyday life, physicists at the National Institute of Standards and … more

NIST PJVS to BIPM
Release Date: 10/17/2013

Stephane Solve (left) and Sam Benz test the new quantum voltage standard at BIPM's voltage calibration laboratory. Photo: BIPM. A PML team has … more

NIST Unveils Prototype Video Imaging System for Remote Detection of Hidden Threats
Release Date: 09/30/2013

By adapting superconducting technology used in advanced telescope cameras, researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology … more

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