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Gaily Tread the [Quantum] Measure
Release Date: 07/28/2015

Since quantum theory has been known to borrow from the arts—Murray Gell-Mann famously named "quarks" after a line from James Joyce—it's only … more

Open-Source Software for Quantum Information
Release Date: 01/23/2015

The software allows real-time experiment control for quantum information systems realized in trapped ions. NIST has partnered with the private … more

Computing with Single Atoms
Release Date: 11/26/2014

Left: Large atomic terraces. Right: Atomic resolution patterning by scanning tunneling microscope . As features on silicon microchips continue to … more

Generating Numbers of Photons
Release Date: 09/25/2014

A NIST team is at work on what promises to be one of the world’s most accurate methods for generating a specified number of photons, and has … more

JILA Team Finds First Direct Evidence of 'Spin Symmetry' In Atoms
Release Date: 08/21/2014

Just as diamonds with perfect symmetry may be unusually brilliant jewels, the quantum world has a symmetrical splendor of high scientific value. … more

JILA Physicists Discover 'Quantum Droplet' in Semiconductor
Release Date: 02/26/2014

JILA physicists used an ultrafast laser and help from German theorists to discover a new semiconductor quasiparticle—a handful of smaller … more

Mode Competition in Phonon Laser
Release Date: 11/19/2013

Mode competition in a “phonon laser." A pump power exceeding the threshold level for oscillation of the mechanical modes pictured in the upper … more

Researchers from U.S. and Korea Collaborate on Graphene Research
Release Date: 11/07/2013

Thermopower image of epitaxial graphene. The three distinct indexed regions correspond to (l) monolayer graphene, (ll) bilayer graphene, and (lll) … more

Beyond Quantum Simulation: JILA Physicists Create 'Crystal' of Spin-swapping Ultracold Gas Molecules
Release Date: 09/18/2013

Physicists at JILA have created a crystal-like arrangement of ultracold gas molecules that can swap quantum "spin" properties with nearby and … more

JILA Researchers Discover Atomic Clock Can Simulate Quantum Magnetism
Release Date: 08/08/2013

Researchers at JILA have for the first time used an atomic clock as a quantum simulator, mimicking the behavior of a different, more complex … 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

An Unprecedented View of Spintronic Switching
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

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

NIST Quantum Refrigerator Offers Extreme Cooling and Convenience
Release Date: 03/05/2013

Researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have demonstrated a solid-state refrigerator that uses quantum physics in … more

High Efficiency in the Fastest Single-Photon Detector System
Release Date: 02/19/2013

Francesco Marsili at the SPD experiment. The metal cylinder at top left is the device's cryogenic enclosure. A single photon may not seem like … more

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