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Brochure Available on New NIST Boulder Laboratory

For Immediate Release: July 28, 2009

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Contact: Laura Ost

A new, high-performance research and measurement laboratory is under construction at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) campus in Boulder, Colo.

The $102.2 million Precision Measurement Laboratory (PML) will help NIST better meet the needs of U.S. industry and science in key national priority areas such as nanotechnology, new energy sources, enhanced telecommunications, and radically new information technology such as quantum computers.

Designed as an extension to the existing Building 1, the new laboratory will be one of the most advanced in the world. The PML will boost research productivity by offering stringent vibration isolation, temperature and humidity control, air cleanliness, and electrical power quality. The new lab will also enable new measurements and research needed to support future innovations. Construction began in late 2008 and is expected to last about 2 1/2 years.

For printed copies of the brochure, contact inquiries@nist.gov or 301-975-NIST. Read it on-line at http://www.nist.gov/public_affairs/factsheet/newboulderpml.cfm.