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Joint Quantum Institute Created by University of Maryland, NIST and NSA
Release Date: 09/11/2006

COLLEGE PARK, Md. – Today, the University of Maryland (UM), the Commerce Department’s National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), and … more

Gold Nanoparticles Prove to Be Hot Stuff
Release Date: 08/31/2006

A gold nanobead, trapped with 205 milliwatts of infrared laser light, heats up to about 75 degrees C or 167 degrees F (shown in dark red) and the … more

Road to AC Voltage Standard Leads to Important Junction
Release Date: 07/20/2006

After 10 years of research, the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has unveiled the world's first precision instrument for … more

Code for ‘Unbreakable’ Quantum Encryption Generated at Record Speed over Fiber
Release Date: 04/18/2006

Gaithersburg, Md.—Raw code for “unbreakable” encryption, based on the principles of quantum physics, has been generated at record speed over … more

NIST Physicists Coax Six Atoms into Quantum 'Cat' State
Release Date: 11/30/2005

NIST researchers have succeeded in coaxing six ions into an unusual quantum “cat” state in which their nuclei are collectively spinning clockwise … more

NIST Physicist Honored for Technological Innovation
Release Date: 10/20/2005

NIST Fellow Jun Ye was honored Oct. 8 at the "Amazing Light: Visions for Discovery" symposium held to celebrate the 90th birthday of 1964 Nobel … more

NIST/JILA Fellow Jan Hall Shares 2005 Nobel Prize in Physics
Release Date: 10/04/2005

Congratulatory letter from Congressman Boehlert (requires Acrobat Reader ) Nobel laureate John L. (Jan) Hall © 2005 Geoffrey Wheeler For a … more

Noisy Pictures Tell a Story of 'Entangled' Atoms, JILA Physicists Find
Release Date: 03/22/2005

Similar patterns of "noise" are evident in these two images. The images are taken directly after molecules have been split into entangled atom … more

Quantum Computers May Be Easier to Build Than Predicted, NIST Work Suggests
Release Date: 03/02/2005

Boulder, Colo.— A full-scale quantum computer could produce reliable results even if its components performed no better than today’s best … more

NIST Demonstrates ‘Teleportation’ of Atomic States for Quantum Computing
Release Date: 06/16/2004

© Geoffrey Wheeler NIST physicist David Wineland adjusts an ultraviolet laser beam used to manipulate ions in a high-vacuum "ion trap" used to … more

NIST System Sets Speed Record For Generation of Quantum Keys for ‘Unbreakable’ Encryption
Release Date: 05/03/2004

The fastest known cryptographic system based on transmission of single photons—the smallest pulses of light—has been demonstrated by a team at the … more

NIST/University of Colorado Researchers Create Bose-Einstein "Super Molecule"
Release Date: 11/20/2003

A super-cold collection of molecules behaving in perfect unison has been created for the first time from a sea of “fermion” atoms by researchers … more

NIST Scientists Cross the Bridge between Atomic and Real Worlds
Release Date: 01/19/2000

In 1996, researchers at the Boulder, Colo., laboratories of the Commerce Department’s National Institute of Standards and Technology confirmed the … more

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