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Using FS-ST-FMR for MRAM Research
Release Date: 08/05/2013

Eric Evarts demonstrates the instrument used to take field-swept, spin-torque FMR measurements on devices or films. Click on image for enlarged … more

New NIST Standard Reference Material to Help Calibrate Hospital CAT Scanners
Release Date: 07/23/2013

Scientists at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have developed a new standard reference material (SRM), the first such … more

NIST Shows How to Make a Compact Frequency Comb in Minutes
Release Date: 07/11/2013

Laser frequency combs—high-precision tools for measuring different colors of light in an ever-growing range of applications such as advanced … more

New Photon Detector for Advanced Communications Knows When to Not Know
Release Date: 06/26/2013

In some standardized tests, the graders add in a penalty factor for wrong answers to discourage students from randomly guessing. It turns out that … more

Time to Celebrate: NIST Radio Station WWVB Logs 50 Years of Innovation
Release Date: 06/25/2013

Fifty years ago on July 5, 1963, a modest radio station in Fort Collins, Colo., officially went on the airwaves—a landmark event for U.S. industry … more

Microscopy Technique Could Help Computer Industry Develop 3-D Components
Release Date: 06/25/2013

A technique developed several years ago at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) for improving optical microscopes now has … more

High-Efficiency Photon Source Brings Day of Reckoning Closer for a Famous Quantum Test
Release Date: 06/25/2013

Physicists working at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and the Joint Quantum Institute (JQI) are edging ever closer to … more

New MRI Phantoms for Diffusion and More
Release Date: 06/21/2013

Katy Keenan holds a diffusion phantom made by colleague Michael Boss. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) has become an indispensable tool for … more

New Generation of MJTCs
Release Date: 06/18/2013

Thomas Lipe examines a multijunction thermal converter (MJTC) chip. The new design reduces measurement uncertainties by a factor of three. After … more

First Observation of Spin Hall Effect in a Quantum Gas Is Step Toward 'Atomtronics'
Release Date: 06/05/2013

Researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have reported* the first observation of the "spin Hall effect" in a … more

CT Standards Save Time and Money
Release Date: 06/05/2013

Larry Hudson with NIST-fabricated examples of test artifacts called out by the new CT image quality standard for security applications. Click … more

Closing the Last Loophole for Photons
Release Date: 06/03/2013

Top: The TES package contains the sensor (about one-fourth the width of a human hair) at the center of the circular section. Bottom: A wafer with … more

Novel Metamaterial 'Flat Lens' Creates 3D Images in Free Space
Release Date: 05/28/2013

Scientists working at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have demonstrated for the first time a new type of lens that bends … more

NIST Scientists Win 2014 Rank Prizes for Chip-Scale Atomic Clock
Release Date: 05/28/2013

Physicists John Kitching and Svenja Knappe of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) will receive 2014 Rank Prizes in … more

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