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A Cool Beat: NIST Micro-Drum Chilled to Quantum Ground State
Release Date: 07/06/2011

Showcasing new tools for developing quantum circuits made of mechanical parts, scientists from the National Institute of Standards and Technology … more

Key Ingredient: Change in Material Boosts Prospects of Ultrafast Single-photon Detector
Release Date: 06/30/2011

By swapping one superconducting material for another, researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have found a … more

A Quiet Phase: NIST Optical Tools Produce Ultra-low-noise Microwave Signals
Release Date: 06/27/2011

By combining advanced laser technologies in a new way, physicists at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have generated … more

John Cahn to Receive 2011 Kyoto Prize For Fundamental Contributions to Materials Science
Release Date: 06/24/2011

John Cahn, an emeritus senior fellow and materials scientist at the U.S. Commerce Department’s National Institute of Standards and Technology … more

NIST 'Nanowire' Measurements Could Improve Computer Memory
Release Date: 05/18/2011

In this schematic image (top) and transmission electron micrograph, a silicon nanowire is shown surrounded by a stack of thin layers of material … more

Drive Test: NIST Super-stable Laser Shines in Minivan Experiment
Release Date: 05/10/2011

In a step toward taking the most advanced atomic clocks on the road, physicists at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have … more

The Secret Behind NIST's New Gas Detector? Chirp Before Sniffing
Release Date: 05/10/2011

Trace gas detection, the ability to detect a scant quantity of a particular molecule—a whiff of formaldehyde or a hint of acetone—in a vast sea of … more

NIST's Charles Clark Named Co-Director of the Joint Quantum Institute
Release Date: 05/10/2011

Physicist Charles Clark of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has been named a co-director of the Joint Quantum Institute … more

NIST/JILA Physicist Jun Ye Elected to National Academy of Sciences
Release Date: 05/10/2011

Physicist Jun Ye, a Fellow of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and a Fellow of JILA, a joint institute of NIST and the … more

New Calculations on Blackbody Energy Set the Stage for Clocks with Unprecedented Accuracy
Release Date: 05/06/2011

A team of physicists from the United States and Russia announced today* that it has developed a means for computing, with unprecedented accuracy, … more

Understanding How Glasses 'Relax' Provides Some Relief for Manufacturers
Release Date: 04/26/2011

Researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and Wesleyan University have used computer simulations to gain basic … more

Sharpened Focus: Improving the Numbers, Utility of Medical Imaging
Release Date: 04/12/2011

The idea of probing the body's interior with radiation stretches back to experiments with X rays in the 1800s, but more than a century later, … more

NIST/JILA Physicist Wins Optical Society's Meggers Award
Release Date: 04/12/2011

Steven Cundiff, a physicist at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), has received the 2011 William F. Meggers Award from the … more

The First Non-Trivial Atom Circuit: Progress towards an Atom SQUID
Release Date: 03/30/2011

Researchers from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and the University of Maryland (UM) have created the first nontrivial … more

Charge It: Neutral Atoms Made to Act Like Electrically Charged Particles
Release Date: 03/30/2011

Completing the story they started by creating synthetic magnetic fields,* scientists from the Joint Quantum Institute (JQI), a collaboration of … more

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