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EUV calibration for solar studies
Release Date: 08/25/2014

Rob Vest at the section of the EUV beam line where the degradation-free spectrometers were calibrated. Image: Sean Kelley/NIST Thanks to precision … more

JILA Team Finds First Direct Evidence of 'Spin Symmetry' In Atoms
Release Date: 08/21/2014

Just as diamonds with perfect symmetry may be unusually brilliant jewels, the quantum world has a symmetrical splendor of high scientific value. … more

Scale Model Smokestack
Release Date: 08/15/2014

Construction is nearly complete on one of the world's more unusual precision measurement facilities: A 50 meter horizontal smokestack located on … more

Enriched Silicon: Beyond Six Nines
Release Date: 08/11/2014

Inside the silicon deposition chamber. The glowing piece of unenriched silicon in the center can be heated above 1200 °C to clean the crystal and … more

NIST Therapy for Ultraviolet Laser Beams: Hydrogen-treated Fibers
Release Date: 08/11/2014

To make a better optical fiber for transmitting laser beams, the first idea that comes to mind is probably not a nice long hydrogen bath. … more

NIST Ion Duet Offers Tunable Module for Quantum Simulator
Release Date: 08/06/2014

Physicists at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have demonstrated a pas de deux of atomic ions that combines the fine … more

'Comb on a Chip' Powers New NIST/Caltech Atomic Clock Design
Release Date: 07/22/2014

Researchers from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and California Institute of Technology (Caltech) have demonstrated a … more

Airport Backscatter Scanner Reexamined
Release Date: 07/21/2014

The system’s scanning capabilities are illustrated on a phantom, a life-size dummy made of tissue-equivalent plastic, meaning it absorbs, … more

Seeing Your True Colors: Standards for Hyperspectral Imaging
Release Date: 07/01/2014

Today, doctors who really want to see if a wound is healing have to do a biopsy or some other invasive technique that, besides injuring an already … more

New NIST Metamaterial Gives Light a One-Way Ticket
Release Date: 07/01/2014

The light-warping structures known as metamaterials have a new trick in their ever-expanding repertoire. Researchers at the National Institute of … more

New Math Technique Improves Atomic Property Predictions to Historic Accuracy
Release Date: 06/25/2014

[This article was revised on July 23, 2014, to clarify the relationship between the work reported here and the related problem of calculating … more

NIST Technique Could Make Sub-wavelength Images at Radio Frequencies
Release Date: 06/17/2014

Imaging and mapping of electric fields at radio frequencies (RF)* currently requires the use of metallic structures such as dipoles, probes and … more

Two NIST Researchers Honored with Flemming Awards
Release Date: 06/09/2014

Two researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) are among 12 federal employees being honored today* as recipients of … more

Rush a Light Wave and You'll Break Its Data, say Scientists
Release Date: 05/29/2014

Quantum information can't break the cosmic speed limit, according to researchers* from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) … more

Novel NIST Laser System Mimics Sunlight to Test Solar Cell Efficiency
Release Date: 05/28/2014

Researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have developed a laser-based instrument that generates artificial … more

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