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Cross-Dressing Rubidium May Reveal Clues for Exotic Computing
Release Date: 02/24/2009

Neutral atoms—having no net electric charge—usually don’t act very dramatically around a magnetic field. But by “dressing them up” with light, … more

NIST Physicist Wins OSA’s First Walther Award
Release Date: 11/25/2008

NIST physicist David Wineland will receive the inaugural Herbert Walther Award in recognition of his “seminal contributions to quantum information … more

JILA Scientists Create First Dense Gas of Ultracold 'Polar' Molecules
Release Date: 09/18/2008

Scientists at JILA, a joint institute of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and the University of Colorado at Boulder … more

NIST Physicist David J. Wineland Awarded 2007 National Medal of Science
Release Date: 08/25/2008

BOULDER, Colo.—Physicist David J. Wineland of the Commerce Department's National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has been awarded the … more

Bon MOT: Innovative Atom Trap Catches Highly Magnetic Atoms
Release Date: 04/01/2008

A research team from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and the University of Maryland has succeeded in cooling atoms of a … more

NIST 'Quantum Logic Clock' Rivals Mercury Ion as World's Most Accurate Clock
Release Date: 03/18/2008

An atomic clock that uses an aluminum atom to apply the logic of computers to the peculiarities of the quantum world now rivals the world’s most … more

NIST 'Quantum Logic Clock' Rivals Mercury Ion as World's Most Accurate Clock
Release Date: 03/06/2008

Comparison Yields Best Results Yet in Tests for Change in 'Constants' of Nature BOULDER, Colo.- An atomic clock that uses an aluminum atom to … more

NIST Photon Detectors Have Record Efficiency
Release Date: 06/02/2005

Sensors that detect and count single photons, the smallest quantities of light, with 88 percent efficiency have been demonstrated by physicists at … more

Quantum Computers May Be Easier to Build Than Predicted, NIST Work Suggests
Release Date: 03/02/2005

Boulder, Colo.— A full-scale quantum computer could produce reliable results even if its components performed no better than today’s best … more

NIST Demonstrates ‘Teleportation’ of Atomic States for Quantum Computing
Release Date: 06/16/2004

© Geoffrey Wheeler NIST physicist David Wineland adjusts an ultraviolet laser beam used to manipulate ions in a high-vacuum "ion trap" used to … more

Ultracold Molecules Pave Way for Quantum “Super Molecule” Achievement Could Improve Understanding of Superconductivity
Release Date: 07/02/2003

Physicist Deborah Jin in her laboratory at JILA, a joint institute of the National Institute of Standards and Technology and the University of … more

Taming the Qubit
Release Date: 04/10/2003

The trouble with qubits is they don't always behave. Scientists are, however, learning to control these weird "quantum bits," particles that … more

NIST Scientists Cross the Bridge between Atomic and Real Worlds
Release Date: 01/19/2000

In 1996, researchers at the Boulder, Colo., laboratories of the Commerce Department’s National Institute of Standards and Technology confirmed the … more

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