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Precision Measurement Grants Program

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

Quantum Physics Theory

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

CODATA values of the fundamental constants

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

Atomic Standard for Pressure

NIST scientists are developing a highly accurate primary standard for pressure in the range 2 MPa to 7 MPa based on fundamental physical … more

Reactivity and chaos in collisions of Atoms and Molecules

Collisions and reactions between atoms and molecules are fundamental to many parts of physics and chemistry. They control, for example, the rate … more

High-Resolution Atomic Spectroscopy

Accurate measurements of atomic wavelengths, energy levels, oscillator strengths and isotope and hyperfine structure using diffraction grating … more

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