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We are developing core technology tools to enable chip-scale standards that realize a broad range of base and derived SI units in compact, manufacturable packages.
The NIST on a Chip project in the Atomic Devices and Instrumentation group is focused on the development of compact, manufacturable, low power, SI-traceable calibration instruments using atomic vapor cells. We anticipate such devices could be broadly used in industrial settings for in-situ calibration of instruments and systems. This technology is inspired by past work on chip-scale atomic clocks, which were invented at NIST and have been successfully commercialized. Specifically we are developing:
A presentation summarizing the NIST on a Chip program made to the NIST Visiting Committee on Advanced Technology can be found here.
Start Date:July 1, 2013
Lead Organizational Unit:pml