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Counting Down to the New Ampere
Release Date: 08/25/2016

After it’s all over, your lights will be just as bright, and your refrigerator just as cold. But very soon the ampere -- the SI base unit of … more

Powered by Quantum Cycles: Cold-Atom Pump
Release Date: 05/25/2016

By manipulating the behavior of particles at a quantum level, scientists at the Joint Quantum Institute (JQI, a research partnership of NIST and … more

JILA Extends Laser ‘Combing’ Method to Identify Large, Complex Molecules
Release Date: 05/04/2016

BOULDER, Colo. – JILA physicists have extended the capability of their powerful laser “combing” technique to identify the structures of large, … more

NIST Creates Fundamentally Accurate Quantum Thermometer
Release Date: 03/15/2016

Better thermometers might be possible as a result of a discovery at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), where physicists … more

Quantum Spin Squeezing Gets Real
Release Date: 02/26/2016

Today’s atomic clocks are ridiculously accurate. The best of them tell time so well that if they had been running since the Big Bang, by now they … more

SQUIDs for Axion Detection
Release Date: 02/16/2016

About 90% of the mass of this galaxy cluster is in the form of dark matter. Credit: X-ray: NASA/CXC/Univ of Missouri/M.Brodwin et al; Optical: … more

It’s a Beauty: JILA’s Quantum Crystal is Now More Valuable
Release Date: 11/05/2015

Physicists at JILA have made their "quantum crystal" of ultracold molecules more valuable than ever by packing about five times more molecules … more

NIST Team Breaks Distance Record for Quantum Teleportation
Release Date: 09/22/2015

BOULDER, Colo.—Researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have “teleported” or transferred quantum information … more

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

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