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Quantum Sensors
Last Updated Date: 08/31/2015

The Quantum Sensors Project develops sensors based on quantum phenomena for spectroscopy, imaging, and other precision measurements for … more

Quantum Physics Theory
Last Updated Date: 08/25/2015

Theoretical work relevant to the determination of values of the fundamental constants, tests of bound-state quantum electrodynamics (QED), and … more

Precision Measurement Grants Program
Last Updated Date: 08/25/2015

Since 1970, the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has awarded Precision Measurement Grants to faculty members of U.S. … more

Quantum Dot coated CMOS CID arrays for the UV and VUV
Last Updated Date: 08/25/2015

A technique has been developed for coating commercial off the shelf (COTS) detector arrays with a thin, uniform layer of quantum dots. The quantum … more

CODATA values of the fundamental constants
Last Updated Date: 08/25/2015

Every four years, the Committee on Data for Science and Technology (CODATA) issues recommended values of the fundamental physical constants. The … more

Si-Based Single Spin Coherence and Manipulation
Last Updated Date: 07/15/2015

We are characterizing Si-based single-electron quantum dots at low temperatures (down to 10 mK) to explore the possibility of quantum coherent … more

Silicon-based single electron current standards
Last Updated Date: 07/15/2015

We are working to fabricate and perform low-temperature measurements of CMOS-compatible single electron devices in silicon which could be used as … more

Modeling and Simulation of Nanofabrication (Archived)
Last Updated Date: 07/15/2015

Most manufacturing has historically been based on top-down fabrication and assembly. With rapid advances in nanotechnology, there is increasing … more

Applications of Quantum Information
Last Updated Date: 07/07/2015

Theory is being developed and used to devise methods for preserving and exploiting the quantum behavior of ever-larger systems for metrology, … more

Small Mass and Small Force Metrology at NIST
Last Updated Date: 07/01/2015

There are two projects: The electronic milligram; and NIST-on-a-chip optomechanical methods for calibration of mass, force, laser power and other … more

Calibration of Force Transducers
Last Updated Date: 07/01/2015

NIST provides calibration services for force-measuring devices by applying known forces, either tension or compression, to the elastic device and … more

NIST Mise en Pratique of the New Kilogram Definition
Last Updated Date: 07/01/2015

As part of a New SI system of units to be adopted in 2018, the kilogram will be redefined so that it may be realized in terms of Planck’s … more

Calibration of Mass Standards
Last Updated Date: 06/30/2015

NIST maintains the national standard for mass in the form of the prototype kilograms (K4, K20, K79, K92, and K102) and provides services to … more

SI-traceable Dynamic Force
Last Updated Date: 06/30/2015

Established calibration methods for force transducers are static, with a known constant force applied to the transducer and compared to the … more

Reconditioning of the 4.45 MN deadweight machine
Last Updated Date: 06/30/2015

Physical disassembly of the 4.45 MN (1,000,000 lbf) deadweight machine (DWM) began in FY15 in order to address material galling that developed in … more

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