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New Precision for Neutron Lifetime Measurements
Release Date: 02/03/2014

A team of PML scientists and collaborators* has achieved a five-fold reduction in the dominant uncertainty in an experiment that measured the mean … more

Quantum Physics Could Make Secure, Single-Use Computer Memories Possible
Release Date: 01/14/2014

Computer security systems may one day get a boost from quantum physics, as a result of recent research from the National Institute of Standards … more

A New NIST Online Database: The NIST Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbon Structure Index
Release Date: 01/06/2014

  Recently, a new website containing a wealth of information on polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) was made publicly available by NIST. PAHs … more

Nanowire Atom Probe Results
Release Date: 12/11/2013

Left: Colorized image shows the manipulator probe used to place a nanowire (blue) into a hole drilled in the mounting post (green). Right: The … more

NIST Scientists Contribute to Nobel Peace Prize Winning Efforts on Chemical Weapons Detection
Release Date: 11/05/2013

Innovative chemical weapons detection technologies developed by scientists at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have … more

NIST Chip Measurement Advance Earns 'Oscar of Innovation'
Release Date: 07/12/2013

A fundamental advance in measurement capabilities that could save semiconductor manufacturers billions of dollars annually has earned a 2013 … more

NIST Center for Nanoscale Science and Technology Featured on National Public Radio Affiliate WAMU
Release Date: 04/03/2013

The NIST Center for Nanoscale Science and Technology (CNST) was featured on the Friday, March 22 edition of Metro Connection , a weekly radio … more

NIST Selects Winner of Secure Hash Algorithm (SHA-3) Competition
Release Date: 10/02/2012

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) today announced the winner of its five-year competition to select a new cryptographic … more

NIST ‘Hybrid Metrology’ Method Could Improve Computer Chips
Release Date: 09/05/2012

A refined method developed at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) for measuring nanometer-sized objects may help computer … more

Researchers Determine the Optimum Path for Tracking Fluorescent Nanoparticles Using a Laser
Release Date: 08/29/2012

NIST Center for Nanoscale Science and Technology   researchers Gregg Gallatin and Andrew Berglund (now at Quantifind in Palo Alto, CA) have … more

New Quantum Computing Algorithm Could Simulate Giant Particle Accelerators
Release Date: 06/12/2012

A trio of theorists, including one from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), have described how a future quantum computer … more

Quantum Computers Will Be Able to Simulate Particle Collisions
Release Date: 05/31/2012

Quantum computers are still years away, but a trio of theorists has already figured out at least one talent they may have. According to the … more

NIST Forensic Measurement Challenge
Release Date: 05/14/2012

Recently, NIST announced the availability of $2.5 million for funding criminal justice applications that use new scientific discoveries. … more

Combining Centuries-Old Mathematical Theorems Provides an Efficient Approach for Characterizing the Shape of Nanoparticles
Release Date: 03/14/2012

Gregg Gallatin, a researcher at the NIST Center for Nanoscale Science and Technology , has shown that combining a nineteenth century flux theorem … more

NBS Physics Site Honored
Release Date: 11/14/2011

At the event. (l-r): Katharine Gebbie (PML), Allen Sessoms (UDC), and Kate Kirby (APS). Photo credit: Michael Lucibella/APS News.  The American … more

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