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New Wave: JILA Develops Efficient Source of Terahertz Radiation
Release Date: 01/19/2011

JILA researchers have developed a laser-based source of terahertz radiation that is unusually efficient and less prone to damage than similar … more

'Si' on the New SI: NIST Backs Proposal for a Revamped System of Measurement Units
Release Date: 10/26/2010

Taking the first steps of what would be a major historical advance in the science of measurement, the National Institute of Standards and … more

JILA Unveils Improved 'Molecular Fingerprinting' for Trace Gas Detection
Release Date: 10/13/2010

Scientists at JILA and collaborators have demonstrated an improved laser-based "molecular fingerprinting" technique that picks out traces of key … more

JILA Frequency Comb System Detects Gas Impurities to Aid Semiconductor Manufacturing
Release Date: 08/03/2010

Purity of ingredients is a constant concern for the semiconductor industry, because a mere trace of contaminants can damage or ruin tiny devices. … more

Some Like It Hot: How to Heat a 'Nano Bathtub' the JILA Way
Release Date: 07/21/2010

Researchers at JILA have demonstrated the use of infrared laser light to quickly and precisely heat the water in "nano bathtubs"—tiny sample … more

JILA Team Finds New Parallel Between Cold Gases and ‘Hot’ Superconductors
Release Date: 07/06/2010

Scientists at JILA, working with Italian theorists, have discovered another notable similarity between ultracold atomic gases and high-temperature … more

NIST/JILA 'Dark Pulse Laser' Produces Bursts of … Almost Nothing
Release Date: 06/09/2010

In an advance that sounds almost Zen, researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and JILA, a joint institute of NIST … more

It's Electrifying: JILA Scientists Use Electric Fields to Control Chemical Reactions of Ultracold Molecules
Release Date: 04/28/2010

BOULDER, Colo. - Physicists at JILA have demonstrated a new tool for controlling ultracold gases and ultracold chemistry: electric fields. … more

JILA Scientists Demonstrate First Controlled Chemical Reactions of Ultracold Molecules
Release Date: 02/16/2010

Physicists at JILA have for the first time observed chemical reactions near absolute zero, demonstrating that chemistry is possible at ultralow … more

Seeing the Quantum in Chemistry: JILA Scientists Control Chemical Reactions of Ultracold Molecules
Release Date: 02/11/2010

Physicists at JILA have for the first time observed chemical reactions near absolute zero, demonstrating that chemistry is possible at ultralow … more

Stacking the Deck: Single Photons Observed at Seemingly Faster-than-Light Speeds
Release Date: 01/26/2010

(Top) A single photon travels through alternating layers of low (blue) and high (green) refractive index material more slowly (top) or quickly … more

Everlasting Quantum Wave: NIST Physicists Predict New Form of Soliton in Ultracold Gases
Release Date: 12/15/2009

Solitary waves that run a long distance without losing their shape or dying out are a special class of waves called solitons. These everlasting … more

JQI Researchers Create 'Synthetic Magnetic Fields' for Neutral Atoms
Release Date: 12/15/2009

Achieving an important new capability in ultracold atomic gases, researchers at the Joint Quantum Institute, a collaboration of the National … more

NIST Physicists Turn to Radio Dial for Finer Atomic Matchmaking
Release Date: 10/20/2009

Investigating mysterious data in ultracold gases of rubidium atoms, scientists at the Joint Quantum Institute of the National Institute of … more

Nonstick and Laser-safe Gold Aids Laser Trapping of Biomolecules
Release Date: 06/16/2009

Biophysicists long for an ideal material—something more structured and less sticky than a standard glass surface—to anchor and position individual … more

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