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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

JQI Physicists Demonstrate Coveted 'Spin-Orbit Coupling' for the First Time in Ultracold Atomic Gases
Release Date: 03/02/2011

Technique Suggests an Avenue for Creating New Kinds of Superconductivity GAITHERSBURG, Md.—Physicists at the Joint Quantum Institute (JQI), a … more

Crowding Out Collisions: Close Quarters Boost Atomic Clock's Accuracy
Release Date: 02/15/2011

In a paradox typical of the quantum world, JILA scientists have eliminated collisions between atoms in an atomic clock by packing the atoms closer … more

Quantum Quirk: JILA Scientists Pack Atoms Together to Prevent Collisions in Atomic Clock
Release Date: 02/03/2011

BOULDER, Colo.—In a paradox typical of the quantum world, JILA scientists have eliminated collisions between atoms in an atomic clock by packing … more

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

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