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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

'Tornadoes' Are Transferred From Light to Sodium Atoms
Release Date: 11/09/2006

For the first time, tornado-like rotational motions have been transferred from light to atoms in a controlled way at the National Institute of … more

O’Brian Named Director of NIST Boulder Laboratories
Release Date: 10/26/2006

Thomas R. O'Brian, chief of the Time and Frequency Division at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), has been appointed … more

NIST Physicists Boost 'Entanglement' of Atom Pairs
Release Date: 10/18/2006

The NIST process for "purifying" an unusual property of quantum physics called entanglement involves illuminating two pairs of beryllium ions … more

Molecular Spintronic Action Confirmed in Nanostructure
Release Date: 10/12/2006

NIST researchers made the first confirmed "spintronic" device incorporating organic molecules using a nanoscale pore test structure, which … more

NIST Physicist Awarded Service to America Medal
Release Date: 09/28/2006

Dr. William D. Phillips, the first researcher from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) to become a Nobel Laureate, has been … more

Joint Quantum Institute Created by University of Maryland, NIST and NSA
Release Date: 09/11/2006

COLLEGE PARK, Md. – Today, the University of Maryland (UM), the Commerce Department’s National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), and … more

Gold Nanoparticles Prove to Be Hot Stuff
Release Date: 08/31/2006

A gold nanobead, trapped with 205 milliwatts of infrared laser light, heats up to about 75 degrees C or 167 degrees F (shown in dark red) and the … more

NIST Scientists Use Electron Beam to Unravel the Secrets of an ‘Atomic Switch’: New Findings Improve Construction Tools and Knowhow for Nanoscale Devices
Release Date: 08/17/2006

NIST researchers used a scanning tunneling microscope (STM) to move a single cobalt atom (blue sphere) in a small molecule back and forth between … more

Two NIST Researchers Earn Presidential Honors
Release Date: 08/03/2006

The White House has announced that two researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) are among the 56 recipients of the … more

‘Micro-boxes’ of Water Used to Study Single Molecules
Release Date: 07/20/2006

Prodded by optical tweezers, two "hydrosomes" move together and fuse to mix their contents, in an experiment using water droplets as minuscule … more

Mercury Atomic Clock Sets Time-Keeping Record
Release Date: 07/20/2006

NIST physicist Jim Bergquist with the world's most accurate clock. The silver cylinder in the foreground is a magnetically shielded cryogenic … more

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