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‘Dead Time’ Limits Quantum Cryptography Speeds
Release Date: 09/27/2007

Quantum cryptography is potentially the most secure method of sending encrypted information, but does it have a speed limit? According to a new … more

JILA Finds Flaw in Model Describing DNA Elasticity
Release Date: 09/13/2007

DNA, the biomolecule that provides the blueprint for life, has a lesser-known identity as a stretchy polymer. JILA scientists have found a flaw in … more

'Radio Wave Cooling' Offers New Twist on Laser Cooling
Release Date: 09/13/2007

Visible and ultraviolet laser light has been used for years to cool trapped atoms—and more recently larger objects—by reducing the extent of their … more

JILA Physicist is Finalist for Service to America Medal
Release Date: 08/30/2007

Konrad Lehnert, a physicist at JILA, is a finalist for the 2007 Service to America medals, presented annually by the non-profit, non-partisan … more

Nanoscale Blasting Adjusts Resistance in Magnetic Sensors
Release Date: 08/16/2007

A new process for adjusting the resistance of semiconductor devices by carpeting a small area of the device with tiny pits, like a yard dug up by … more

Thousands of Atoms Swap 'Spins' in Quantum Square Dance
Release Date: 08/03/2007

Physicists at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have induced thousands of atoms trapped by laser beams to swap “spins” … more

Nano-layer of Ruthenium Stabilizes Magnetic Sensors
Release Date: 08/03/2007

A layer of ruthenium just a few atoms thick can be used to fine-tune the sensitivity and enhance the reliability of magnetic sensors, tests at the … more

Thousands of Atoms Swap ‘Spins’ with Partners in Quantum Square Dance
Release Date: 07/25/2007

NIST Advance Is Step Toward Quantum Computing with Neutral Atoms GAITHERSBURG, MD—Physicists at the Commerce Department’s National Institute of … more

Magnetic Tape Analysis "Sees" Tampering in Detail
Release Date: 07/20/2007

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has developed an improved version of a real-time magnetic microscopy system that … more

DNA Sieve: Nanoscale Pores Can Be Tiny Analysis Labs
Release Date: 05/10/2007

Imagine being able to rapidly identify tiny biological molecules such as DNA and toxins using less than a drop of salt water in a system that can … more

New JILA Apparatus Measures Fast Nanoscale Motions
Release Date: 03/16/2007

A new nanoscale apparatus developed at JILA—a tiny gold beam whose 40 million vibrations per second are measured by hopping electrons—offers the … more

First 2D Pictures of a 'Frequency Comb' Transform It into a Brush
Release Date: 02/07/2007

Technique Reveals Colors and Intensity of All Lightwaves Simultaneously False-color images of the "fingerprints" of molecular iodine, each taken … more

NIST Physicist Wins APS Keithley Award
Release Date: 11/22/2006

The American Physical Society (APS) has named National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) physicist Kent Irwin as the recipient of the … more

NIST Physicist Receives APS I.I. Rabi Prize
Release Date: 11/09/2006

The American Physical Society (APS) announced last week the selection of National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) physicist Jun Ye, … more

NIST Staff Honored in 2006 Presidential Rank Awards
Release Date: 11/09/2006

Five senior members of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) staff have been honored in the 2006 Presidential Rank Awards. The … more

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