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Jeffrey Sherman (Fed)

Jeff Sherman is a Supervisory Physicist at the National Institute of Standards and Technology. Jeff works to maintain and improve NIST systems that produce and distribute official U.S. time, time-interval, and frequency signals, which are based on an ensemble of atomic clocks and frequency references. Jeff’s research career has centered around high-precision measurements in optical-atomic systems and includes a Ph.D. in Physics from the University of Washington (2007), postdoctoral work at the University of Oxford, and a National Research Council research associateship at NIST.



NIST-F3, a cesium fountain frequency reference

Gregory Hoth, Alexander Radnaev, Peter Mitchell, Jeffrey Sherman, Vladislav Gerginov
A cesium fountain frequency reference known as NIST-F3 is under development at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). The fountain is

Time Transfer using High-Definition Television (HDTV) Broadcast Transmitters in Common View

Konstantin Tarasov, Bethany Bauer, Sebastian Olsen, Eugene Graver, Howard Feil, Jeffrey Sherman, Aidan Montare, Matthew J. Deutch, Glenn Nelson, Michael A. Lombardi, Timothy Marczewski, David A. Howe
We have developed and demonstrated a time transfer system using high-definition television (HDTV) broadcast signals in common view. The system is comprised of a

Patents (2018-Present)

Spherical Ion Trap and Trapping Ions

NIST Inventors
Jeffrey Sherman , David Hume , Roger Brown and David Leibrandt
A spherical ion trap includes a substrate and an ion aperture; two RF electrodes in electrostatic communication with an ion trapping region; RF ground electrodes in electrostatic communication with the ion trapping region; and the ion trapping region bounded by opposing RF electrodes and the RF
Created February 20, 2019, Updated April 11, 2023