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Superconducting electronics

The Research

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Temporal Computing

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The human brain does some types of information processing, like speech recognition, image recognition, or video processing, much more efficiently than can be

Advanced Microwave Photonics

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Research on quantum information (QI) seeks to control and exploit exotic properties of quantum mechanics, and researchers are already generating "unbreakable"

Novel Devices

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Emerging devices such as parametric amplifiers can provide new capabilities for cryogenic sensor systems. The Quantum Sensors Group is studying a range of new

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Chilled superconducting nanowires

Detecting mid-infrared light, one photon at a time

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NIST Sensor Experts Invent Supercool Mini-Thermometer

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NIST’s Superconducting Synapse May Be Missing Piece for ‘Artificial Brains’