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NIST Photon Detectors Have Record Efficiency
Release Date: 06/02/2005

Sensors that detect and count single photons, the smallest quantities of light, with 88 percent efficiency have been demonstrated by physicists at … more

NIST Demonstrates Key Step in Use of Quantum Computers for Code-Breaking
Release Date: 05/12/2005

Boulder, Colo.—A crucial step in a procedure that could enable future quantum computers to break today’s most commonly used encryption codes has … more

Chip-scale Refrigerators Cool Bulk Objects
Release Date: 04/21/2005

This colorized scanning electron micrograph shows a cube of germanium attached to a membrane. The four small light blue rectangles at the … more

Laser Applications Heat Up for Carbon Nanotubes
Release Date: 01/26/2005

Carbon nanotubes (left) are applied to a NIST-developed pyroelectric detector (right) that may improve thermal conductivity and resistance to … more

Chip-Scale Magnetic Sensor Draws on Mini Clock Design
Release Date: 12/29/2004

Photo of the NIST chip-scale magnetometer. The sensor is about as tall as a grain of rice. The widest block near the top of the device is an … more

NIST Demonstrates Data ‘Repair Kit’ for Quantum Computers
Release Date: 12/01/2004

NIST physicists Dietrich Leibfried and David Wineland in the laboratory where they have developed a method for correcting data handling errors for … more

A Quantum Mechanical ‘Tune Up’ for Better Measurement
Release Date: 06/04/2004

By exploiting the weird quantum behavior of atoms, physicists at the Commerce Department’s National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) … more

Novel Zigzag Shape Gives Sensors Magnetic Appeal
Release Date: 08/27/2003

The graphic aboves shows how the direction of magnetization within a NIST zigzag magnetic sensor follows the shape of the device. The green and … more

NIST Team Reports Method to Characterize New Insulating Materials for Microelectronics
Release Date: 08/20/2002

Researchers from the Commerce Department's National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) reported today they have developed methods for … more

Public/Private Advance Focuses the Search for New Materials to Print Next-Generation Microchips
Release Date: 07/19/2002

New methods reported today by researchers from the Commerce Department's National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) , the IBM T.J. … more

New e-Handbook of Statistical Methods Available Online from NIST
Release Date: 06/15/2002

The Commerce Department's National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and International SEMATECH (ISMT) announced today the new … more

NIST to Hold E-Book Conference
Release Date: 09/18/2000

Interest in electronic books is soaring in the wake of best-selling novelist Stephen King's decision to publish his own e-book via the Internet … more

Silver Medal Awarded to Developers of Bran
Release Date: 09/13/2000

Seven current and former members of the U.S. Department of Commerce's Boulder Laboratories shared in a Silver Medal award from the Department for … more

NIST/Lucent Team Develops Method for Ultraprecise
Release Date: 04/27/2000

Researchers from the Commerce Department’s National Institute of Standards and Technology and Bell Laboratories of Lucent Technologies have teamed … more

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