Take a sneak peek at the new NIST.gov and let us know what you think!
(Please note: some content may not be complete on the beta site.).

View the beta site
NIST logo
NIST Home > Physics News 
 

Physics News

(showing 16 - 30 of 572)
Newly Patented NIST Technique Creates Precisely Sized Nanocontainers Useful for Drug Delivery
Release Date: 04/07/2016

What if doctors could deliver anti-cancer drugs directly to tumors without making patients sick? Bringing this dream of targeted drug delivery … 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

Neutron Microscope: Waiting for the Lens to Come
Release Date: 03/30/2016

PML's Dan Hussey in the shielded cave where the neutron microscope will be housed. When the world’s first workhorse neutron microscope – currently … more

NIST Develops First Widely Useful Measurement Standard for Breast Cancer MRI
Release Date: 03/23/2016

Researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have developed the first widely useful standard for magnetic resonance … more

NIST Creates Fundamentally Accurate Quantum Thermometer
Release Date: 03/15/2016

Better thermometers might be possible as a result of a discovery at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), where physicists … more

New Phantom for Breast Cancer Screening
Release Date: 03/14/2016

The new breast phantom consists of two components. The one at more

NIST’s Internet Time Service Serves the World
Release Date: 03/08/2016

The Internet Time Service operated by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) serves much of the Earth, with customers from … more

Quantum Spin Squeezing Gets Real
Release Date: 02/26/2016

Today’s atomic clocks are ridiculously accurate. The best of them tell time so well that if they had been running since the Big Bang, by now they … more

Characterizing Hyperspectral Imagers
Release Date: 02/24/2016

  Hyperspectral imaging collects many individual images of a scene, each taken within a different narrow wavelength band. The result is a "data … more

Vaccine Fridge Field Study ‘Opens Doors’ to New Standards
Release Date: 02/23/2016

Alexandra Rodriguez demonstrating the broken contact style of data logger. Recipients of an annual flu shot may be surprised to learn that there … more

Gauging Refractive Index of Air
Release Date: 02/17/2016

NIST scientists have devised and improved a prototype instrument the size of a loaf of bread that can substantially increase the accuracy of … more

SQUIDs for Axion Detection
Release Date: 02/16/2016

About 90% of the mass of this galaxy cluster is in the form of dark matter. Credit: X-ray: NASA/CXC/Univ of Missouri/M.Brodwin et al; Optical: … more

Transforming Welding with Comprehensive NIST Metrology
Release Date: 02/02/2016

NIST director Willie May and PML NRC postdoc Brian Simonds with the welding booth in the new facility on NIST's Boulder, Colo., campus. Welding … 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

Thinking Outside the Cuvette: To Measure Dimensions of Skinny Glass Container, PML Scientists Get Creative
Release Date: 02/01/2016

Wei Ren with the triangulation probe and a cuvette. Click image for larger version. J.L. Lee/PML Let’s say you’re a biotechnologist working to … more

Related Links in:Physical Measurement Laboratory 

contact_18_1

General Information:
301-975-NIST (6478) Telephone
inquiries@nist.gov Email

100 Bureau Drive, Stop 1070
Gaithersburg, MD 20899-1070