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Quantum Electromagnetics Division

Our mission is to provide the metrological foundation for strategic, emerging electronic, magnetic, and photonic technologies by developing high-precision measurement devices, systems, standards, and methodologies and disseminating them to address national needs.

We interact and collaborate with stakeholders in industry, academia, and other government agencies to ensure that we are responsive to their measurement needs in quantum electrical standards; advanced materials analysis using X-ray sensor arrays; superconducting electronics and nanomagnetics for high-speed, energy-efficient, future generation computing; and quantitative medical diagnostic imaging.

News and Updates

Projects and Programs

Quantum Voltage Project

Developing Josephson Voltage Standard systems in order to improve the accuracy of both ac and dc voltage measurements. Both liquid-helium based systems and

Magnetic Random Access Memory

The program on magnetic random-access memory develops metrology to determine how spin currents can be generated and used to control and manipulate magnetization

Noise Thermometry

The Noise Thermometry Project is applying quantum-based voltage waveform synthesis to a precision measurement of Boltzmann's constant kB by developing a primary

Neuromorphic Computing

Neuromorphic computing promises to dramatically improve the efficiency of important computational tasks, such as perception and decision making. While software

Awards

2016 IEEE Fellow - Thomas Silva

The IEEE Grade of Fellow is conferred by the IEEE Board of Directors upon a person with an outstanding record of accomplishments in any of...

Contacts

Division Chief

Division Secretary

Science Advisor