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In the realm of electrons and light, the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) provides the standards, develops the instruments, and performs the calibrations necessary to keep both the smallest electronic components and the largest power grids running smoothly and safely.

Programs and Projects
Quantum Sensors

The Quantum Sensors Project develops sensors based on quantum phenomena for spectroscopy, imaging, and other precision measurements for … more

Infrared optical properties of materials and components

Accurate measurements of the optical properties of materials in the infrared spectral range play an increasingly important role in the aerospace … more

Quantum Voltage System Development and Dissemination

This project is developing new standards using Josephson junctions, superconductor-based devices whose quantum behavior makes them perfect … more

Electronic Kilogram

This project provides the basis for a new definition of mass, based on unchanging quantum properties of nature rather than a physical artifact. … more

Thin Film Electronics

The Thin Film Electronics Project develops rigorous measurements and methodology needed for continued U.S. leadership in manufacturing and … more

Single Photonics and Quantum Information

The smallest unit of light is a “photon”. Generation, manipulation and measurement of light at or near the fundamental limit of a photon can … more

Instruments
Molecular Beam Epitaxy Facility

The Quantum Electronics and Photonics Division utilizes a fully automated, dual-chamber molecular beam epitaxy (MBE) system for the growth of … more

Scanning Auger Microprobe

A JEOL model 7830F field emission source, scanning Auger microscope. more

Software
Seamless and Secure Mobility - Tools

A simulation platform based on NS-2 as been developed in order to leverage publicly available modules for several wireless and wired technologies. more

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