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In Situ Measurement Techniques

Synthetic cell membrane constructs allow the simplification and complete control of a more complicated cellular system, as well as the … more

Nanotribology for Nanomanufacturing

Tribology is the science and technology of interacting surfaces in relative motion and includes studies of friction, adhesion, lubrication, and … more

Ultraviolet Photoemission Electron Microscopy

Ultraviolet photoemission electron microscopy is used to study the field emission of chromium oxide coated carbon nanosheets. more

Theory of Transport in Graphene

Graphene, a single layer of carbon atoms, is one of the most likely materials to produce the next breakthrough in the electronics industry.  Ideal … more

Micro- and Nano-Mechanical Systems

Micro- and nano-optomechanical systems are being investigated experimentally to bring these systems toward the quantum limit, study quantum … more

Chemical/Biochemical Microsensor Science

The Process Sensing Group at NIST is investigating a range of fundamental and technological issues related to next-generation chemical and … more

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JILA scientists measured how temperature affects the Casimir-Polder force using an apparatus that holds four small squares of glass inside a vacuum chamber. A cloud of ultracold atoms in a Bose-Einstein Condensate (BEC) was held a few micrometers below one piece of glass, and the force was calculated based on the wiggling of the BEC. Warmer glass magnified the attraction between the surface and the atoms.

JILA Measurements Recast Usual View of Elusive Force

JILA Measurements Recast Usual View of Elusive Force

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