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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

The Better to See You With: Scientists Build Record-Setting Metamaterial Flat Lens
Release Date: 05/23/2013

For the first time, scientists working at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have demonstrated a new type of lens that … more

New Filtration Material Could Make Petroleum Refining Cheaper, More Efficient
Release Date: 05/23/2013

This view of the molecular structure of the MOF shows the triangular channels that run through the material. The walls of these channels trap the … more

Five at NIST Honored with Flemming Awards
Release Date: 05/14/2013

The Trachtenberg School of Public Policy and Public Administration at The George Washington University has announced that five researchers at the … more

NIST Demonstrates Transfer of Ultraprecise Time Signals over a Wireless Optical Channel
Release Date: 04/30/2013

By bouncing eye-safe laser pulses off a mirror on a hillside, researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have … more

Nanomagnet Spin Damping
Release Date: 04/26/2013

Tom Silva (left) and Hans Nembach examine the partially disassembled original H-MOMM set-up. The entire configuration is being re-built to measure … more

In Natural Gas Pipelines, NIST Goes with the Flow
Release Date: 04/19/2013

Aaron Johnson checks an array designed to hold 21 CFVs. The array is inserted into the yellow 8-inch pipeline at left and used to calibrate larger … more

Dehmer to Head NIST Physical Measurement Lab
Release Date: 04/19/2013

Dr. Joseph L. Dehmer, a 40-year veteran of federal science research and administration, has been named Director of the Physical Measurement … more

Automated Voltage Standard Ready
Release Date: 04/04/2013

Sam Benz demonstrates the relatively small amount of equipment required for the newly automated voltage standard. The chip containing Josephson … more

Light Dynamics in a Quantum Dot
Release Date: 04/03/2013

Plots of photon arrival times at each of two detectors show that the emission of only one photon following an excitation pulse is less likely than … more

Don’t Call It Vaporware: Scientists Use Cloud of Atoms as Optical Memory Device
Release Date: 04/03/2013

Talk about storing data in the cloud. Scientists at the Joint Quantum Institute (JQI) of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) … more

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