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Industrial Physics Forum: Innovation Infrastructure
Release Date: 08/26/2005

Industry executives, research managers, academics and science policy decision makers are invited to attend The Industrial Physics Forum on Nov. … more

New Guide Is Timely for Radio Controlled Clocks, Watches
Release Date: 08/10/2005

Got the correct time? Radio controlled clocks and watches that automatically synchronize to official U.S. time provided by the National Institute … more

Compact JILA System Stabilizes Laser Frequency
Release Date: 07/26/2005

A compact, inexpensive method for stabilizing lasers that uses a new design to reduce sensitivity to vibration and gravity 100 times better than … more

Predicting the Lifetime of Extreme UV Optics
Release Date: 07/13/2005

Extreme ultraviolet lithography (EUVL) may be the next-generation patterning technique used to produce smaller and faster microchips with feature … more

NIST Finds Rough Spot in Surface Measurement
Release Date: 07/13/2005

For makers of computers, disk drives and other sophisticated technologies, a guiding principle is the smoother the surfaces of chips and other … more

New NIST Method Improves Accuracy of Spectrometers
Release Date: 06/16/2005

Measurements of the intensity of light at different wavelengths can be made more accurately now, thanks to a new, simple method for correcting … more

NIST Photon Detectors Have Record Efficiency
Release Date: 06/02/2005

Sensors that detect and count single photons, the smallest quantities of light, with 88 percent efficiency have been demonstrated by physicists at … more

Quantum Computing Results May Help in Code Breaking
Release Date: 05/18/2005

This colorized image shows the fluorescence from three trapped beryllium ions illuminated with an ultraviolet laser beam. Black and blue areas … more

NIST Fellow Elected to National Academy of Sciences
Release Date: 05/05/2005

Deborah S. Jin © Geoffrey Wheeler For a high-resolution version of this image, contact Gail Porter . WASHINGTON,D.C. — Deborah S. Jin, a physicist … more

Noisy Pictures Tell a Story of 'Entangled' Atoms, JILA Physicists Find
Release Date: 03/22/2005

Similar patterns of "noise" are evident in these two images. The images are taken directly after molecules have been split into entangled atom … more

Quantum Computers May Be Easier to Build Than Predicted, NIST Work Suggests
Release Date: 03/02/2005

Boulder, Colo.— A full-scale quantum computer could produce reliable results even if its components performed no better than today’s best … more

Experiments Prove Existence of Atomic Chain ‘Anchors’
Release Date: 02/03/2005

The two images above show the energy levels (vertical scale) and spatial positions (white lines) of electrons within a three-atom chain. The top … more

Tiny, Atom-based Detector Senses Weak Magnetic Fields
Release Date: 01/05/2005

Photo of the NIST chip-scale magnetometer. The sensor is about as tall as a grain of rice. The widest block near the top of the device is an … more

Chip-Scale Magnetic Sensor Draws on Mini Clock Design
Release Date: 12/29/2004

Photo of the NIST chip-scale magnetometer. The sensor is about as tall as a grain of rice. The widest block near the top of the device is an … more

Scientists Tame 'Hip Hop' Atoms: Precision Placement May Help in Building Nanoscale Devices
Release Date: 09/09/2004

  Joseph Stroscio; Robert Celotta / NIST A 40-nanometer-wide NIST logo made with cobalt atoms on a copper surface. The ripples in the background … more

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