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Crystal Unclear: Why Might This Uncanny Crystal Change Laser Design?
Release Date: 08/26/2016

Laser applications may benefit from crystal research by scientists at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and China’s … more

Detecting Brain Waves with Atomic Vapor
Release Date: 07/26/2016

It’s really hard to hear what the brain is saying. Neural impulses -- currents of ions moving through channels between the brain’s 100 billion … more

NIST System Replicated by Chip Maker
Release Date: 06/06/2016

Coplanar wave guide, developed at NIST, used to apply microwave magnetic fields to multilayer films for ferromagnetic resonance measurements. A … more

New Nanodevice Shifts Light's Color at Single-Photon Level
Release Date: 04/18/2016

Converting a single photon from one color, or frequency, to another is an essential tool in quantum communication, which harnesses the subtle … more

For Rechargeable Batteries That Crush the Competition, Crush This Material
Release Date: 04/01/2016

By chemically modifying and pulverizing a promising group of compounds, scientists at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) … more

Improving CD-AFM Measurements from the Tip Down
Release Date: 03/31/2016

Figure 1. Scanning electron microscope image of the SCCDRM sample, displaying the pattern of near-vertical sidewalls with varying linewidths, high … more

Multilingual Circuit: NIST’s “Optomechanical Transducer” Links Sound, Light and Radio Waves
Release Date: 03/28/2016

Researchers working at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have developed a “piezo-optomechanical circuit” that converts … more

New Microwave Imaging Approach Opens a Nanoscale View on Processes in Liquids
Release Date: 03/15/2016

U.S. government nanotechnology researchers have demonstrated a new window to view what are now mostly clandestine operations occurring in soggy, … more

Shiny and (Electro)chrome: New Twist on Old Tech Could Bring Living Color at Low Power
Release Date: 02/02/2016

By marrying state-of-the-art nanometer-scale gratings with a Space Age-era thin-film polymer, researchers working at the National Institute of … more

Promising Quantum Transducer
Release Date: 01/28/2016

When a long-awaited quantum information network finally arrives, in whatever form, it will incorporate two essential technologies: a method of … more

Less Jitter, More Bits: New Material for Detecting Photons Captures More Quantum Information
Release Date: 01/05/2016

Detecting individual particles of light just got a bit more precise—by 74 picoseconds to be exact—thanks to advances in materials by National … more

Nanoworld “Snow Blowers” Carve Straight Channels in Semiconductor Surfaces
Release Date: 12/28/2015

In the nanoworld, tiny particles of gold can operate like snow blowers, churning through surface layers of an important class of semiconductors to … more

Ringing in a New Way to Measure and Modulate Trapped Light
Release Date: 12/22/2015

Researchers working at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have developed a novel way to noninvasively measure and map how … more

Seeing Cells More Clearly
Release Date: 12/07/2015

Jeeseong Hwang at one of the laboratory imaging systems. NIST scientists, with collaborators at the University of Michigan, have designed and … more

Nanoparticle Manufacturing Workshop
Release Date: 11/24/2015

Following decades of research and development, commercial products enabled by nanoparticles are poised to have broad impact in diverse sectors of … more

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