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NIST Experiments Challenge Fundamental Understanding of Electromagnetism
Release Date: 11/27/2012

Observations made with NIST's Electron Beam Ion Trap indicate that in ions with a strongly positive charge, electrons can behave in ways … more

Researchers Develop Versatile Optomechanical Sensors for Atomic Force Microscopy
Release Date: 10/24/2012

Top: Scanning electron micrograph of the chip-based optomechanical sensor. Bottom: Schematic of the disk-cantilever sensor geometry. Researchers … more

JILA Named 'Physics Historic Site' on its 50th Anniversary
Release Date: 07/11/2012

JILA, a Colorado laboratory known around the world for creating new states of matter and novel laser designs and applications, turns 50 this year … more

Researchers Demonstrate and Explain Surface Conduction in a Topological Insulator
Release Date: 07/11/2012

Researchers at the University of Maryland and the NIST Center for Nanoscale Science and Technology have for the first time experimentally … more

New Quantum Computing Algorithm Could Simulate Giant Particle Accelerators
Release Date: 06/12/2012

A trio of theorists, including one from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), have described how a future quantum computer … more

Quantum Computers Will Be Able to Simulate Particle Collisions
Release Date: 05/31/2012

Quantum computers are still years away, but a trio of theorists has already figured out at least one talent they may have. According to the … more

NIST Contributes to Discovery of Novel Quantum Spin-Liquid
Release Date: 05/07/2012

Gaithersburg, Md.—An international team of researchers including scientists from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has … more

New Colors: JILA Scientists Confirm First 'Frequency Comb' to Probe Ultraviolet Wavelengths
Release Date: 02/01/2012

Physicists at JILA have created the first “frequency comb” in the extreme ultraviolet band of the spectrum, high-energy light less than 100 … more

NIST Physicists Chip Away at Mystery of Antimatter Imbalance
Release Date: 11/08/2011

Why there is stuff in the universe—more properly, why there is an imbalance between matter and antimatter—is one of the long-standing mysteries of … more

NIST Demonstrates First Quantum 'Entanglement' of Ions Using Microwaves
Release Date: 08/16/2011

Physicists at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have, for the first time, linked the quantum properties of two separated … more

NIST Physicists 'Entangle' Two Atoms Using Microwaves for the First Time
Release Date: 08/10/2011

New Approach Harnesses Mature Electronics to Simplify Ion-trap Quantum Computers BOULDER, Colo. – Physicists at the National Institute of … more

NIST/JILA Physicist Jun Ye Elected to National Academy of Sciences
Release Date: 05/10/2011

Physicist Jun Ye, a Fellow of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and a Fellow of JILA, a joint institute of NIST and the … more

New Calculations on Blackbody Energy Set the Stage for Clocks with Unprecedented Accuracy
Release Date: 05/06/2011

A team of physicists from the United States and Russia announced today* that it has developed a means for computing, with unprecedented accuracy, … more

NIST/JILA Physicist Wins Optical Society's Meggers Award
Release Date: 04/12/2011

Steven Cundiff, a physicist at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), has received the 2011 William F. Meggers Award from the … more

The First Non-Trivial Atom Circuit: Progress towards an Atom SQUID
Release Date: 03/30/2011

Researchers from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and the University of Maryland (UM) have created the first nontrivial … more

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