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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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